01 August 2008 18:42 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--European methanol producer BioMCN will restart its plant at Delfzjil, the Netherlands in the first week of August in order to run further trials for its biomethanol production, a company source said on Friday.
The 500,000 tonne/year plant had been down due to high gas prices.
“We will restart the plant next week. The plant has to run to do some trials for the biomethanol unit,” the source said.
The plant has a 20,000 tonne/year pilot gasification unit tied in for biomethanol production. Once all trials are completed the company plans to convert to biomethanol.
“At the end of next quarter we will run the first big bio-methanol unit. It will come on-stream up to the end of the first quarter of next year,” he added.
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