Bio-methanol partnership

Asahi Kasei Corporation and Mitsui & Co Ltd have partnered to establish a supply and procurement scheme for bio-methanol produced in the US.

Plans are for Asahi Kasei to use Mitsui’s bio-methanol to produce engineering plastics with a lower carbon footprint for the Japanese market.

The bio-methanol is generated from municipal waste landfills and is certified for sustainability, according to the companies.