January 2000

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Methanol's global past, present and future

Analysts and technology experts met recently to discuss the outlook for the global methanol industry. The following are two excerpts from papers presented at CMAI's annual World Methanol Conference, h..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Analysts and technology experts met recently to discuss the outlook for the global methanol industry. The following are two excerpts from papers presented at CMAI's annual World Methanol Conference, held this year in San Diego, California, Nov. 29 – Dec. 1. The methanol industry has undergone great change since the late 1970s and early 1980s. At that time, methanol was literally a "cottage" industry. Small facilities served captive customers, especially for formaldehyde production, which was 50% of the market demand. International trade was limited. But conditions change. In 1983, rationalization of less-efficient and smaller facilities began. New, larger low-pressure plants fo

Log in to view this article.

Not Yet A Subscriber? Here are Your Options.

1) Start a FREE TRIAL SUBSCRIPTION and gain access to all articles in the current issue of Hydrocarbon Processing magazine.

2) SUBSCRIBE to Hydrocarbon Processing magazine in print or digital format and gain ACCESS to the current issue as well as to 3 articles from the HP archives per month. $409 for an annual subscription*.

3) Start a FULL ACCESS PLAN SUBSCRIPTION and regain ACCESS to this article, the current issue, all past issues in the HP Archive, the HP Process Handbooks, HP Market Data, and more. $1,995 for an annual subscription.  For information about group rates or multi-year terms, contact email Peter Ramsay or call +44 20 3409 2240*.

*Access will be granted the next business day.

From the Archive

Comments

Comments

{{ error }}
{{ comment.comment.Name }} • {{ comment.timeAgo }}
{{ comment.comment.Text }}