Primus Green Energy plans to deliver a 160 measured tons per day (MT/d) methanol plant to a manufacturing site in the Marcellus Shale. Production from the plant is scheduled to begin in 2017 for regional distribution, with three additional trains added in coming years, which are expected to increase capacity to 640 MT/d. Primus’ standardized modular GTL systems will convert low-cost Marcellus feedstock into methanol locally, saving both production and transportation costs. Plans also call for the delivery of up to four additional methanol plants in other North American regional markets with capacities ranging from […]
G2X Energy and partner the Proman Group have an engineering services contract with Toyo Engineering Corp. for a methanol production plant in Lake Charles, LA. Toyo will provide basic engineering for offsite and utility facilities, and detailed engineering of the complete methanol facility. Once complete, the Big Lake Fuels Methanol Plant will produce 1.4 mtpa of commercial-grade methanol. Construction will take about three years to complete and is expected to add 2,500 direct and indirect jobs to the Lake Charles area.
SEATTLE (AP) — The Pacific Northwest could become a major hub for methanol production if three proposed refineries are built along the Columbia River and Puget Sound. A China-backed consortium, Northwest Innovation Works, has proposed two plants in Washington and a third in Oregon to convert natural gas to methanol, which would be shipped to China to make plastics and other consumer goods. But those plans are running into opposition. On Friday, the company temporarily put its project in Tacoma on hold, saying it has been “surprised by the tone and substance of vocal opposition.” […]