IGP Methanol, LLC (IGPM) has completed the site geotechnical work needed to construct and operate a new methanol facility near Myrtle Grove, in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The technical work included 36 new Bore Holes and 86 Cone Penetration Tests across the entire site. The IGPM Gulf Coast Methanol Park will be a large-scale methanol plant based on natural gas.
IGPM will develop and build the plant in phases on a 140-acre parcel adjacent to the Mississippi River. The facility will produce refined methanol from natural gas, water, and oxygen.
The process uses standard chemical manufacturing to produce methanol. Pure methanol is sent to dedicated tanks then transferred to the marine vessel loading facilities. A product loading system will be installed at the existing dock, with a vapor recovery system, recycling product back to the facility to reduce emissions and provide best in class safety.
See some familiar products made with methanol.