Johnson Matthey’s Methanol Technology Selected
HOUSTON, March 8th, 2016 – 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 and engineering contracts with Johnson Matthey for their previously announced world-scale methanol production facility located in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Johnson Matthey will supply the technology license, basic engineering, catalyst and technical services for the project.
Once complete, the G2X facility, known as Big Lake Fuels Methanol Plant, will produce 1.4 million metric tons of commercial grade methanol per year. “Johnson Matthey is a world leader in methanol process technology, engineering and engineering support services and we are extremely pleased to have them as part of our team on the Big Lake Fuels Plant,” stated Tim Vail, President and CEO of G2X Energy who went on to say, “With any project of this magnitude, it is imperative to partner with firms which share our commitment to safety, schedule and quality. Johnson Matthey has a stellar safety record and impeccable reputation.”
“We are delighted to work with our partners G2X Energy to deliver a natural-gas-based methanol facility that is world class,” said Karen Oliver, Managing Director Johnson Matthey Process Technologies’ Chemicals Business. “We will ensure our long experience of excellence in methanol process technologies, with our priority on safety, will support G2X Energy in their commitment to converting abundant natural gas to higher-value fuels. We have worked extensively with the Proman Group in the past, and the Big Lake Fuels Methanol Plant will continue to build on our longstanding relationship.”
Construction on the Big Lake Fuels Plant will take approximately 3 years to complete and will add 2500 direct and indirect jobs to the Lake Charles area during the construction period.
About G2X Energy, Inc.
Houston-based G2X Energy develops, owns and operates production facilities that convert natural gas to methanol and drop-in automotive gasoline. Transforming gasoline production by leveraging existing infrastructure and proven conversion technologies, G2X meets the demand for cost-competitive fuels and chemicals using abundant, clean, domestic natural gas.
For more information visit www.G2XEnergy.com or call (713) 943-2200.
About Johnson Matthey Process Technologies
Johnson Matthey Process Technologies is one of five divisions within the Johnson Matthey group. The division is a global supplier of catalysts, licensed technologies and other services to the petrochemical, syngas, oil refining and gas processing industries. It serves customers around the world and has manufacturing sites in the UK, USA, Sweden, Germany, India and China, supported by technology development facilities in the UK and US and technical offices in all of the key markets worldwide.
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