methanol brought closer to marketplace
Newport Beach, CA— A 10-year
agreement between FirmGreen® Energy, Inc. (FGE) of California
and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America, Inc. (MGCA) was ratified
by the Board of Directors of the Solid Waste Authority of Central
Ohio (SWACO). Under the agreement, FGE will provide up to 6 million
gallons of methanol annually to MGCA.
“The plant location is
centralized enough to reach many nearby fuel blenders as well
as supplement the traditional non-green Methanol market,”
says Mark Vassar, VP Marketing & Sales of MGCA.“
To be supplied from FGE’s
Green Energy Center (GEC) in Grove City, Ohio, the methanol will
be produced from renewable stocks of landfill gas (LFG) rather
than from a conventional non-renewable source such as a natural
gas or coal burning manufacturing plant.
As the largest landfill gas to
renewable methanol project in the world, FGE’s project has
received praise from the Methanol Institute for its innovative
use of technology. “Using renewable feedstocks like landfill
methane to produce a high-value chemical and fuel like methanol
makes a world of sense,” stated Methanol Institute President
and CEO John Lynn.