August 2005

‘Green’ 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.


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