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China group plans mega methanol units in US Pacific Northwest

8:19 AM MST | February 21, 2014 | —Natasha Alperowicz

Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW; Vancouver, WA) has proposed to build two large-scale methanol plants in the US Pacific Northwest. The proposed facilities would each cost $1 billion and have a design capacity of 5,000 m.t./day. Output from the plants would be shipped to Dalian, China, for conversion to olefins. NWIW plans to build the facilities in the port of Kalama, WA, and at Port Westward, on the Oregon side of the Columbia River. NWIW was formed this year. The company’s backers include PPE, a joint venture between Shanghai Bi Ke Clean Energy...

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