Syngas however can be utilized for purposes other than just hydrogen generation, in applications such as the production of synthetic crude oil (via the Fischer-Tropsch process), methanol, ethanol as well as of higher products of enhanced value such as acrylates, organic acids, ether etc. In such processes, the CO molecule is as important as the H2 molecule. Typically, for most chemical synthesis processes the ratio of consumption of H2:CO is between 1 – 2.5.