You are currently viewing: News



10-09-2019

Methanex awards methanol plant license to Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, announces today that it has been awarded the  for Methanex Corporation’s Geismar 3 plant, incorporating the world’s largest standalone ATR in the methanol marketplace. In mid-July, the Methanex Board of Directors reached a final investment decision to construct a 1.8 million tonne methanol plant in Geismar, Louisiana adjacent to its existing Geismar 1 and Geismar 2 facilities.  Johnson Matthey was awarded the contract to supply the licence for the ATR (autothermal reformer) methanol technology flowsheet, including associated basic engineering, proprietary equipment and catalyst supply. Construction on the $1.3 – 1.4 billion plant will begin later this year with operations targeted for the second half of 2022.
 
When Geismar 3 operations commence, this will become the eighth Methanex plant in operation to use JM-licensed methanol technology and the second to use a JM ATR, a testament to the operational reliability and flexibility of JM’s portfolio and ATR technology. JM’s world scale methanol generation technology has been licensed for more than four decades with over 90 plant licenses granted in that time. JM’s syngas-generation technology options include steam methane reforming, combined reforming, ATR and gas-heated reforming, allowing for a tailored approach unique to each customer’s particular methanol project requirements.

“We are delighted to be selected as technology supplier by Methanex yet again, demonstrating our ability to deliver a bespoke flowsheet to suit our customers’ requirements. We look forward to closely supporting the project through the engineering, construction, commissioning and start-up phases and into ongoing operation,” said John Gordon, Managing Director, Johnson Matthey. 
Sponsor : Johnson Matthey

Other News Items

Methanex awards methanol plant license to Johnson Matthey

Johnson Matthey (JM), a global leader in sustainable technologies, announces today that it has been awarded the  for Methanex Corporation’s Geismar 3 plant, ...

10-09-2019

Johnson Matthey scoops award at IChemE Awards 2018

Johnson Matthey (JM), a leader in science that makes the world cleaner and healthier, scooped the Oil and Gas Award at IChemE’s prestigious Global Awards 2018 last ...

03-01-2019

Johnson Matthey win top oil and gas award at IChemE awards 2018

Competing with four other finalists for the Oil and Gas Award, Johnson Matthey’s ‘CATACEL SSR: Structured Steam Reforming Catalyst’ project scooped ...

02-11-2018

BP and Johnson Matthey license waste-to-fuels technology to Fulcrum BioEnergy

BP and JM have developed a simple-to-operate and cost-advantaged FT technology that can operate both at large and small scale to economically convert synthesis gas, generated ...

25-09-2018

Johnson Matthey awarded 1.8 million mtpa methanol technology contract

We're pleased to announce that Johnson Matthey has been awarded a contract by Methanex to supply a licence for a 5,000 mtpd ATR methanol technology flowsheet, including ...

06-09-2018

Johnson Matthey reveals refreshed identity

This week, Johnson Matthey, a global leader in science that provides cleaner air, improved health and more efficient use of natural resources, reveals a refreshed brand ...

08-05-2017

Johnson Matthey’s methanol technology selected

G2X Energy, a developer of advanced natural gas to methanol projects, along with their strategic partner the Proman Group, announced today they have entered into license ...

08-03-2016

Johnson Matthey announces contract for Qianan LNG plant

Johnson Matthey is pleased to announce that it has entered into a contract for the supply of technology licence, engineering, catalyst and technical services to Qianan ...

10-03-2014

Johnson Matthey announces further investments in catalyst manufacturing in China

Johnson Matthey announces it is planning to make additional investments in China to support its growing process catalyst and technology licensing business. The company ...

31-12-2013

Dow and Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies license LP Oxosm technology to PetroChina

Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies and The Dow Chemical Company announced that PetroChina Guangdong Petrochemical Company, a subsidiary of PetroChina Company Limited (PetroChina), ...

05-08-2013