Washington state deals setback to massive methanol plant, Seattle Times ($)

By Gene Johnson • The Associated Press • Nov. 22, 2019 at 10:28 am | Updated Nov. 24, 2019 at 2:20 pm

Northwest Innovation Works is seeking to build a methanol plant at the north end of the Port of Kalama in Cowlitz County. (Longview Daily News, file)
 1 of 2 | Northwest Innovation Works is seeking to build a methanol plant at the north end of the Port of Kalama in Cowlitz County. (Source: Longview Daily News, file)

 

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state dealt a setback Friday to efforts to build one of the world’s biggest methanol plants on the Columbia River, saying that five years in, its backers had failed to provide enough information about its greenhouse gas emissions and how they would be offset.

The $2 billion Northwest Innovation Works project would take natural gas from Canada and convert it into methanol, which would be shipped to China to make olefins — compounds used in everything from fabrics and contact lenses to iPhones and medical equipment. MORE>>


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