Local gin kills 70 in Nigeria: Health officials

About 70 people have died in Nigeria`s oil-rich south after consuming home-brewed gin that was found to contain large amounts of methanol, senior health officials said on Wednesday.

Cleaner, cheaper procedure to convert carbon dioxide into methanol developed

Researchers have discovered a potentially clean, low-cost way to convert carbon dioxide into methanol, a key ingredient in the production of plastics, adhesives and solvents, and a promising fuel for transportation.

Highly effective method for converting CO2 into methanol developed

Universite Laval researchers have developed a highly effective method for converting CO2 into methanol, which can be used as a low-emissions fuel for vehicles.