Methanol Institute

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Lobbying Costs

200,000€ - 299,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.75 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Methanol Institute   (MI)

    EU Transparency Register

    334674912578-83 First registered on 08 Jan 2014

    Goals / Remit

    The Methanol Institute serves as the trade association for the global methanol industry. We work to support existing chemical and transport markets for methanol, and promote emerging markets for methanol energy applications and the development of low carbon and renewable methanol pathways. Product stewardship is a central focus of our organization, and we provide methanol safe handling tools across the global distribution chain.

    Main EU files targeted

    The Methanol Institute is actively working with European Commission, Parliament and Council in support of positions that impact the methanol industry under the Green Deal, Fit for 55 legislative package and the energy and maritime legislations.

    For road transportation MI has technical liaison status with two EU CEN TC19 working groups.
    MI is represented in the Sub Group for Advanced Biofuels (DG ENER).

    The development of low emission, alternative marine fuels is an important focus area, and MI is represented in the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF; DG MOVE).

    MI has also actively participated in SCOT workshops regarding CO2 utilization, and continues to work with DG ENER on the topic of CCU. The topic of CCU is strongly linked to the development of Power-to-X technologies.

    The development of these and other pathways for the production of renewable methanol from sustainable resources and waste continues to be a high priority for MI.

    We are also actively involved in REACH activities, and with member state chemical regulatory issues.

    We work with EU bodies such as ECHA, DG Energy, DG Move, DG GROW, DG RTD, DG Tax and DG Environment.

    We provide frequent comment on actions and consultations by EU bodies.


    Head Office
    35 square de Meuus
    Brussels 1000
    EU Office
    35 square de Meuus
    Brussels 1000


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    3 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 20 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Hannah BERTHOMÉ 14 Feb 2024 13 Sep 2024
    Matthias OLAFSSON 01 Nov 2023 31 Oct 2024
    Rafik AMMAR 07 Nov 2023 06 Nov 2024
    Ms Hannah BERTHOMÉ 14 Feb 2024 15 Apr 2024
    Mr Rafik AMMAR 07 Nov 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Mr Matthias OLAFSSON 01 Nov 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Mr Matthias OLAFSSON 25 Oct 2022 25 Oct 2023
    Mr Rafik AMMAR 22 Oct 2022 21 Oct 2023

    Complementary Information

    Greg Dolan serves as CEO for the Methanol Institute

    Matthias Olafsson serves as MI's EU Chief Representative

    Rafik Ammar serves as MI's Manager of Government and Public Affairs - Europe

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    We work closely with and/or are members of:
    European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF)
    CO2 Value Europe
    Dutch Sustainable Biofuel Platform
    International Methanol Producers and Consumers Association (IMPCA)
    European Biodiesel Board
    European Biofuels Technology Platform, and
    European Fuel Oxygenates Association
    Fuels Europe
    German Regenerative Methanol Network
    Green Maritime Methanol
    eFuels Alliance

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    kellen company 50,000€ - 99,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    kellen company

    Closed year Costs

    200,000€ - 299,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF)#E02869# #Member #C#Industry#Sustainable Alternative Power for Shipping- Mid- to Long-Term Solutions for Maritime GHG Emissions Reductions

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Important policies which MI actively is following include Fit for ff, RED, FQD, AQD, Tax Directive, FuelEU Maritime, Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Regulation, CO2 Emissions for cars and vans, ETS, CBAM, Gas Package, CCS, NZIA, Taxonomy...

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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