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Methanol
Methanol
Methyl Alcohol
Wood Alcohol
Methanol (a.k.a. Methyl Alcohol, Wood Alcohol) is a colorless liquid at ambient temperatures with a mild, characteristic alcohol odor and is one of the most important chemical raw materials. Methanol was originally called wood alcohol because it was first obtained from the destructive distillation of wood. Currently, more than 95% of commercial methanol is synthetically produced from synthesis gas, or syngas, which is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide.
The uses and applications of Methanol may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Methanol are grade A (minimum 99.85 wt% methanol, maximum 0.15 wt% water) and grade AA (minimum 99.85 wt% methanol, maximum 0.10 wt% water, maximum 0.001 wt% ethanol, maximum 0.002 wt% acetone).

Methanol Cost of Production | Q4 2023

Updated Reports Examining Methanol Manufacturing Costs

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand Commodity Cost of Production reports analyzing the costs of Methanol manufacturing processes. Each report describes an industrial plant based on a specific Methanol process. The report also presents an independent analysis of the costs of Methanol production, encompassing plant capital costs (capex) and plant operating costs (opex). All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (Q4 2023).

Methanol Production from Natural Gas (Steam Reforming)

This study presents the economics of large-scale Methanol production from natural gas in the United States. In the process examined, natural gas is first converted into synthesis gas (syngas) by means of conventional steam reforming and then the syngas is converted into Methanol.

Details: 1,000 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Methanol E11A target a 1,000 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Methanol Production from Natural Gas (Combined Reforming)

This study presents the economics of large-scale Methanol production from natural gas in the United States. In this process, natural gas is first converted into synthesis gas (syngas) by means of conventional steam reforming and secondary autothermal reforming. Then, the syngas is converted into Methanol.

Details: 1,700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Methanol E12A target a 1,700 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Methanol Production from Natural Gas (Advanced GHR + ATR)

This study presents the economics of large-scale Methanol production from natural gas in the United States. In the process examined, natural gas is first converted into synthesis gas (syngas) by means of gas heated reforming (GHR) and secondary autothermal reforming (ATR). Then, the generated syngas is converted to Methanol following concepts similar to JM Catalysts LCM Process.

Details: 1,700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Methanol E13A target a 1,700 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Methanol Production from Syngas

This report presents a techno-economic study of Methanol production from synthesis gas (syngas) in the United States. In this process, MMethanol is synthesized from syngas in a dual reactor system, which consists in an isothermal reactor combined in series with a gas-cooled reactor.

Details: 1,600 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $799 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Methanol E21A target a 1,600 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Methanol Production from Naphtha

This report presents an economic analysis of Methanol production from naphtha in the United States. In this process, naphtha undergoes partial oxidation producing syngas, which is then converted to Methanol.

Details: 1,700 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Methanol E31A target a 1,700 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Methanol Production from Refuse-Derived Fuels

This report provides the economics of Methanol from refuse-derived fuels (RdF) for a waste-to-methanol (WtM) process in the United States. In this process, RdF is first gasified to syngas, which is then converted to Methanol.

Details: 350 kta United States-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   106 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Methanol E41A target a 350 kta (kilometric tons per annum) United States-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

Methanol Production from Coal

This feasibility study approaches the economics of Methanol production in China via coal gasification. In this process, coal is initially gasified to produce syngas. This syngas is then converted to Methanol in a dual reactor system comprising an isothermal reactor in series with a gas-cooled reactor.

Details: 1,500 kta China-based plant   |   Q4 2023   |   107 pages   From $1,199 USD

The cost analyses presented in the report Methanol E51C target a 1,500 kta (kilometric tons per annum) China-based plant. For those interested in cost analyses considering other plant capacities and/or locations, Intratec offers a customized analysis as an optional feature.

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About Methanol. Methanol (a.k.a. Methyl Alcohol, Wood Alcohol) is a colorless liquid at ambient temperatures with a mild, characteristic alcohol odor and is one of the most important chemical raw materials. Methanol was originally called wood alcohol because it was first obtained from the destructive distillation of wood. Currently, more than 95% of commercial methanol is synthetically produced from synthesis gas, or syngas, which is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide.

Methanol Uses. The uses and applications of Methanol may vary according to its specification. The main forms of Methanol are grade A (minimum 99.85 wt% methanol,maximum 0.15 wt% water) and grade AA (minimum 99.85 wt% methanol,maximum 0.10 wt% water,maximum 0.001 wt% ethanol,maximum 0.002 wt% acetone).

Intratec Methodology. Intratec distilled its expertise, gained from more than a decade of supporting companies worldwide in the analysis of commodities markets and process economics, and developed a consistent report development methodology.

The methodology ensures a holistic, coherent, and consistent techno-economic evaluation, guiding the development of a report that allows readers to fully understand a specific process technology for the production of a commodity. In addition to being based on a common methodology, all Intratec reports that approach industrial processes have a common structure, i.e., indexes, tables and charts share similar standards. This ensures that Intratec’s readers know upfront what they will get and, more than that, will be able to compare technologies addressed in different reports.

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