Canada: Methanole Plant for Efficient Gas Utilization Gas-to-Liquids Technology

Editor: Alexander Stark

Primus Green Energy announced plans to develop and deliver a 160 metric tonnes per day methanol plant to an operating site in Alberta, Canada.

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Primus' modular gas-to-liquid systems can be trucked in and assembled onsite for easy deployment.
Primus' modular gas-to-liquid systems can be trucked in and assembled onsite for easy deployment.
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Alberta/Canada – The gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology and commercial solutions company transforms methane and other hydrocarbon gases into methanol and gasoline.

Production of methanol from the plant in Alberta will begin in the first quarter of 2018 for regional distribution. The methanol produced will be utilized by Alberta’s natural gas industry – primarily by natural gas producers and processors in the Montney and Duvernay natural gas fields.

In addition to its Marcellus plant announced earlier this year, Primus plans to deliver up to three additional methanol plants in North American regional markets with capacities ranging from 160 to 640 metric tonnes per day.

George Boyajian , chief commercial officer of Primus Green Energy said: “This project represents the expansion of Primus’ distributed methanol production strategy in North America , delivering a high-quality product for regional clients and utilizing Alberta’s large supply of cost-advantaged natural gas. Our technology allows for the reduction of transportation costs while providing the natural gas industry in Alberta with a stable and locally-responsive supply of methanol.”

Primus’ STG+ technology can use a range of natural gas feedstocks, including wellhead and pipeline gas, dry or wet associated gas, “stranded” ethane, excess syngas from underutilized reformers or mixed natural gas liquids. The systems’ stranded and associated gas applications offer a solution to counter the lack of traditional natural gas pipeline infrastructure in remote locations, enabling the monetization of gas that would otherwise be stranded or flared.