2021 – MMSA Low Carbon Methanol Forum: Opportunities and Obstacles in a Nascent Market

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Jun 10, 2021

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Location: Virtual
Date: June 10, 2021 (8:00 a.m. US Central Daylight Time)

The event will be presented via the MMSA website in the same livestream simulcast format successfully used in the 2020 MMSA International Methanol Conference

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Background and Overview

As climate change policy globally heads towards “net zero” GHG emissions, methanol finds itself in the middle of many potential solutions. The diagram below shows the “generational” evolution of methanol in carbon-neutral fuel pathways. Low carbon methanol can be in the form of biomethanol (made from biogas, biomass), biodiesel (from veg oils, animal fats), and bioMTBE (from

biomethanol and/or bio C4s). The“advanced” fuel of the 4th generation offers the hope of  “emethanol,” the lowest carbon form of the alcohol made from renewable sources of power (creating hydrogen which is reacted with sequestere d CO2). Low carbon methanol can also be used to make “bio” versions of derivatives (olefins, formalde-hyde, acetic acid, etc.).

Such fuels and feedstocks have been envisioned by proponents of the Methanol Economy. Theoretically, a “benign cycle” is possible whereby solar, wind, geothermal, even “safe” nuclear power is used, making methanol as a carrier of hydrogen for use, and only small increments of fossil fuels needed to expand methanol supply, only to recover emitted CO2 once again using methanol. In an ideal world, methanol would be at the center of a net-zero global economy.

Description

Low carbon methanol pathways and markets are nascent, often elusive and of uncertain (yet potentially massive) market size, with low carbon methanol costs rising by the 4th generation. In this forum, MMSA will summarize the status of low carbon methanol markets, including current and potential sources of supply, demand, as well as pricing/value status and outlooks. The panelist discussions are aimed to understand value propositions, identify needs, and highlight threats and opportunities facing participants in these markets.

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Conference Rate – USD 279
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Agenda

The event will be presented via the MMSA website in the same livestream simulcast format successfully used in the 2020 MMSA International Methanol Conference.

Delegates are invited to join the Forum at 8:00 CDT or, for those in earlier timezones, at 9:30 CDT.  The two presentations by Mark Berggren and Simon Maddren will be offered at the start of the Forum and again after the Panelist Sessions to accommodate earlier timezones.

The agenda includes (all times CDT):

8:00 Low Carbon Methanol: Awesome Implications, Hidden Pathways
Mark Berggren, Managing Director, MMSA

  • Defining Low Carbon Methanol
  • Characteristics of Supply and Demand
  • Factors impacting Costs and Prices
  • Implications for Conventional “Black” and “Grey” Methanol Markets
  • Q&A

 

8:45 Low Carbon Methanol: Status and Outlooks
Simon Maddren, Managing Director Proprietary Services, MMSA

  • Projects
  • Demand sources
  • Prices and Price forecast – methodology and results
  • Conclusions
  • Q&A

 

9:30 Low Carbon Methanol Consumers – Panel Discussion

  • Panelists include leaders from low carbon methanol consumers from around the world including
    • Berit Hinnemann from Maersk, Greg Dolan from the Methanol Institute, Norbert Ringer from Clariant and Paul Pang from Wison
  • Panelists will give a brief presentation followed by moderated questions
  • Delegate Q&A

10:15  Low Carbon Methanol Producers – Panel Discussion 

  • Panelists include leaders from low carbon methanol producers from around the world including
    • Don Maley from Lake Charles Methanol, Dr. Holger Haaf from Uniper Energy, Andrew Fenwick from Johnson Matthey and Aram Pedinian Mohr from Highly Innovative Fuels (HIF).
  • Panelists will give a brief presentation followed by moderated questions
  • Delegate Q&A

11:00  First Session of Forum Ends

Presentations Repeated for Delegates in earlier timezones

11:00 Low Carbon Methanol: Awesome Implications, Hidden Pathways
Mark Berggren, Managing Director, MMSA

  • Defining Low Carbon Methanol
  • Characteristics of Supply and Demand
  • Factors impacting Costs and Prices
  • Implications for Conventional “Black” and “Grey” Methanol Markets
  • Q&A

 

11:45  Low Carbon Methanol: Status and Outlooks
Simon Maddren, Managing Director Proprietary Services, MMSA

  • Projects
  • Demand sources
  • Prices and Price forecast – methodology and results
  • Conclusions
  • Q&A


List of Companies Registered To-date:

Company

Country

A.P. Moller – Maersk Denmark
Andes Mining & Energy SA Chile
Atlantic Methanol United States
Celanese United States
Chimitrade Spa Italy
Clariant AG Germany
Equinor ASA Norway
ERCROS SA Spain
Fraunhofer ISE Germany
HELM Benelux bv Netherlands
Helm Proman Methanol United States
Johnson Matthey United Kingdom
Koch AG & Energy Solutions United States
Koch Technology Solutions United States
Koch Methanol United States
Lake Charles Methanol United States
Methanol Market Services Asia (MMSA) Singapore / United States / United Kingdom / Shanghai
Methanex Asia Pacific Limited Hong Kong
Methanol Institute United States / Europe / China
MGH France
MIDER-HELM Methanol Vertiebs GmbH Germany
Mitsubishi Corporation Japan
IVICT Europe GmbH Brussels
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America Inc United States
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc. Japan
MMTX INC. United States
OCI NV United Kingdom
OCI USA United States
OQ Singapore
OQ Trading INC. United States
OXY/Clean Fuels, Inc. United States
PROMAN Switzerland
Sahara International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) Saudi Arabia
SchekinoAzot Russia
Schupp Iberica SL Spain
Sojitz Corporation Japan
Solvadis Methanol GmbH Germany
Southern Chemical Corporation United States
SPICHEM-Europe Switzerland
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd Japan
The Dow Chemical Company United States
TG Biochemicals Ltd Cyprus
Toyo Engineering Japan
TransPacific Methanol United States
Uniper Energy Sales GmbH Germany
Wacker Chemie AG Germany
Wison Engineering Ltd. China

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