Methanol M99 is a liquid, universal fuel that can replace all existing 14 fossil heating and automotive fuels in Switzerland. Biodegradable and fully synthetic. M99 methanol is used to produce electricity as well as heating and cooling – all concurrently.


The fully synthetically produced methanol is currently the second most traded liquid in the world after crude oil. It is used in many products, such as in cosmetics. Despite its toxicity, like all alcohols, methanol is less harmful than petrol. The major producer of methanol is Qatar followed by Trinidad.

In the methanol M99 of Silent-Power, the number 99 stands for at least 99% purity. M99 has combustion properties similar to those of petrol, diesel or kerosene, but burns residue-free and clean with an almost colourless flame. M99 is biodegradable. During the combustion process it is again broken down into its original components: the non-toxic gas CO2 and water. Methanol can already be purchased today from retailers, DIY centres or chemists.

The methanol industry is very economical as it can cover all conceivable applications with only one single type of fuel: for the generation of electricity, heating and cooling of buildings, cooking and mobility. M99 can power lawn mowers, leaf blowers, e-bikes, motorcycles, cars, buses, harvesters, construction machinery, and even aircrafts and ships.

Methanol offers further advantages: it does not generate secondary costs and damage (acid rain, polluted beaches due to tanker accidents, etc.) for society; it does not require catalytic converters as used in today’s piston engines and it does not need smokestacks because the waste consists only of water and the non-toxic CO2 gas. M99 does not require any hazardous additives such as benzene, currently added to petrol and diesel to improve the combustion process. Benzene is dangerous because it can cause blood cancer (leukaemia).

Fact-Sheet Methanol, Interesting Facts about  Methanol

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Literature: Georg A. Olah (Nobel Prize Award 1994 in Chemistry), Beyond Oil and Gas – The Methanol Economy, Wiley-VCH 2006.


Methanol Synthesis & Advantages

Methanol M99 of Silent-Power can be produced fully synthetically from clean energy (renewable energy sources such as wind power, photovoltaic plants, wave power stations or geothermal energy), from the atmospheric gas CO2 and water.

Methanol Supply

Methanol requires a single distribution system only, relying on the existing infrastructure. Consequently, a refitting from petrol, diesel or kerosene systems to methanol is easy, inexpensive and efficient.



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