Topsoe Chosen as Technology Licensor of the World’s Largest Methanol Facility
IGP Methanol LLC (Houston; US) has awarded Haldor Topsoe A/S (Lyngby; Denmark) a contract for engineering of a methanol plant that will produce 1.8 million ton/yr, which is part of a planned complex with a total production capacity of 7.2 million ton/yr. Topsoe’s SynCOR Methanol technology will be at the core of the project. IGP plans to construct four identical SynCOR Methanol plants as part of their Gulf Coast Methanol facility in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana (US). IGP’s Gulf Coast Methanol complex is planned to be the world’s largest methanol production facility and one of the most efficient and environmentally responsible. Source: Haldor Topsoe, 1/30/2018.
TCGR Note: Haldor Topsoe’s integrated SynCOR™ syngas solution is autothermal reforming process applying proprietary catalysts, equipment and engineering applicable to grassroots methanol, ammonia, GTL and H2 manufacture. At 5,000 mt/day it scale rivals the largest plants today. The closest competitors are Lurgi and JM for licensing.