Dear all ! Does anyone have experience with direct methane conversion to methanol ? I am trying to explore a new pathway avoiding the syn gas step. One can basically think of two approaches: a) chemically via classic catalysts, b) biologically via enzymes or bacteria. Research has been done for almost 100 years on that topic, so far no ona has implemented an economically feasible process for making methanol directly from methane. The main problem is the low yield (below 10 %). Who knows something about this topic and who knows someone who could contribute ?