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Bill Gates-led Fund Backs Methanol as Green Fuel for Global Shipping

Methanol could help giant cargo vessels that power world trade cut climate-warming emissions.  

The Nysted Maersk container ship enters the Port of Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022.

The Nysted Maersk container ship enters the Port of Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022.

Photographer: Peter Boer/Bloomberg

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Green fuels and new engines to consume them could help limit climate-warming emissions from giant ships that keep the world economy moving.