Canadian utilities are starting trials of green uses for a natural gas substitute, hydrogen, that has to date chiefly served the Alberta oilsands production often criticized by environmentalists. In the 2021-22 heating season, household blends of hydrogen and gas are scheduled to enter field tests in Ontario and Alberta residential fuel markets. A Quebec variation…
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After a third environmental assessment, the Washington Department of Ecology has denied a shoreline permit for a China-backed, $2 billion-plus natural gas-fed methanol plant that would be sited along the Columbia River. Project sponsor Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW) has until Feb. 9 to appeal the ruling made last Tuesday. Chief Development Officer Vee Godley said…
Environmental groups and Chinese-backed sponsors of a natural gas-fueled methanol production and export project in Washington are knocking heads after a district court late last month voided some federal permits for the project. The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington referred the permits back to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for…
A two-year research project with the aim of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from an industrial source and turning it into methanol has received a $300,000 federal grant.
With fuel supplied by abundant Lower 48 natural gas, Methanex Corp. has sanctioned a 1.8 million metric ton/year (mmty) methanol plant in Geismar, LA, adjacent to its two existing facilities.
Nearly three years to the day after giving final authorization for the project, FERC has granted Northwest Pipeline LLC an additional year to complete construction of a short natural gas pipeline lateral to serve a proposed methanol production facility in the Pacific Northwest.
An Alberta government subsidy program lured its third industrial customer for natural gas into construction Wednesday, when Nauticol Energy committed to build a C$2 billion ($1.5 billion) methanol plant.
Preliminary plans are in the works to build a 2 million metric ton/year (mmty) methanol production plant on the Mississippi River in Louisiana, which would be the largest of its kind in North America.
Nearly five years into a push to expand in the Pacific Northwest, advocates continue wading through permitting challenges to build natural gas-fed methanol production plants along the Columbia River in Washington and Oregon.
Houston-based Yuhuang Chemical Industries Inc. (YCI) on Thursday clinched an agreement giving Koch Methanol Investments LLC a minority stake in YCI Methanol One LLC, a $1.85 billion production facility under construction in St. James Parish, LA.