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I am not aware of any direct way of producing methanol from methane. The only two ways I know that you can make methanol is by reacting carbon monoxide with hydrogen or by the pyrolysis of wood. Almost all the methanol made today is produced by the Syngas method. In it, methane is converted to carbon monoxide and hydrogen, which are then formed into methanol. Researchers are working on a catalyst to directly convert methane to methanol, which is done by inserting one oxygen atom into a methane molecule, between the carbon atom and a hydrogen atom. Their biggest problem right now is the most efficient catalysts work at temperatures high enough to ignite methanol.

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