natural gas

Methanol Plant Clears Another Hurdle With 2 State Permits
KALAMA, Wash. (AP) — State regulators have granted two key permits for a $2 billion project in southwest Washington state that would convert natural gas to methanol. The Department of Ecology on Thursday approved a shoreline permit for the project by Northwest Innovation Works at the Port of Kalama...
Recycle Technology and Spot Energy Commodities
In an effort to drive down the cost of technologies needed to reuse, recycle and re-manufacture materials such as metals, fibers, polymers and electronic waste, the Energy Department has announced the creation of its Reducing Embodied-energy and Decreasing Emissions Institute...
Pacific Northwest Could Become Hub for Methanol Production
SEATTLE (AP) — The Pacific Northwest could become a major hub for methanol production if three proposed refineries are built along the Columbia River and Puget Sound. A China-backed consortium, Northwest Innovation Works, has proposed two plants in Washington and a third in Oregon to convert natural gas to methanol, which would be shipped to China to make plastics...