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Argus Methanol Forum 2017

2017 Sponsors

Sabic 170

SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.

We support our customers by identifying and developing opportunities in key end markets such as electrical and electronics, transportation, medical devices, construction, packaging, agri-nutrients and clean energy.

SABIC has more than 40,000 employees worldwide and operates in more than 50 countries. Fostering innovation and a spirit of ingenuity, we have about 11,000 global patent filings, and have significant research resources with innovation hubs in five key geographies – USA, Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and North East Asia.

At SABIC, we combine a rich track record of doing what others said couldn’t be done, with a deep understanding of our customers. But our true impact is as a partner who can help our customers achieve their ambitions by finding solutions to their challenges. We call this ‘Chemistry that Matters™’.

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Southern Chemical has grown to become one of the Western Hemisphere’s market leaders in methanol sales and distribution in just over a decade of operations. Managing a fleet of nine dedicated methanol tankers and long-term agreements for storage, Southern Chemical is able to move more than three million tons of methanol annually throughout strategic markets. The company has built a strong reputation for high-quality logistics management and customer service, which results in the consistent availability of methanol, at economic prices, for its customers. Southern Chemical’s expertise, market access and distribution capabilities provide a ready outlet for G2X Energy products.

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Atlantic Methanol

Atlantic Methanol (AMPCO) operates one of the largest and lowest cost methanol plants in the world. Located on Bioko Island in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa, AMPCO has been producing IMPCA-spec methanol since 2001.

Owned by Marathon Oil Corporation, Noble Energy, Inc. and SONAGAS, the National Gas Company of Equatorial Guinea, AMPCO produces approximately one million metric tons per year, about 1% of the global market. AMPCO proudly participates in the Bioko Island Malaria Control Project and a Malaria Vaccine Project to help prevent and treat a deadly threat that kills hundreds of thousands of Africans every year, especially children.

The entire AMPCO organization is also engaged in empowering our Equatoguinean staff via long-term and continuous Learning and Development efforts. AMPCO is committed to safety, reliability and good corporate citizenship to become the most successful methanol company in the industry.

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International Process Plants
International Process Plants (IPP) is the world’s leading source for second-hand industrial process plants, process systems, and individual process equipment. Headquartered in Princeton Junction, NJ and with company owned offices and infrastructure in 13 countries, our portfolio of available process related assets allows us to offer a truly global solution for our clients looking to purchase second-hand manufacturing assets. Utilizing second-hand assets enables our customers to relocate, install, and commission a plant generally at 60% of the cost and in half of the time of a new-build. 

IPP's global plant portfolio consists of over 300 complete process plants, 14 complete industrial sites including real estate, manufacturing assets, and intellectual property, and an equipment inventory of over 15,000 individual pieces of ready-to-ship process equipment. IPP focuses on the petrochemical/industrial chemical, agrichemical/fertilizer, oil/gas processing/refining, fine/specialty chemical, polymers, pharmaceutical, and power generation industries.

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Johnson Matthey-170
Johnson Matthey has a history of delivering innovative, economic, value adding and sustainable solutions for the syngas, petrochemical, oil refining and gas processing industries.

Johnson Matthey’s methanol business is unique. With our background in methanol plant development and operation, our market leadership is built on customer focus and a combination of core technology strengths, strong engineering know-how and high performance catalysts. Since the introduction of the Low Pressure Methanol (LPM) process in the 1960s, Johnson Matthey has led the way in catalyst and technology development with producers around the globe recognising the benefits we can bring to their business.

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Haldor Topsoe Haldor Topsoe is a world leader in catalysis and surface science. We are committed to helping our customers achieve optimal performance. We enable our customers to get the most out of their processes and products, using the least possible energy and resources, in the most responsible way. This focus on our customers’ performance, backed by our solid reliability, makes sure we add the most value to our customers and the world.

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OCI NVOCI N.V. (Euronext: OCI) is a global producer and distributor of natural gas-based fertilizers & industrial chemicals based in the Netherlands. OCI produces nitrogen fertilizers, methanol and other natural gas based products, serving agricultural and industrial customers from the Americas to Asia. OCI’s methanol and biomethanol production capacity comprises OCI Partners LP in Texas, USA, BioMCN in the Netherlands, and Natgasoline LLC, a greenfield methanol complex under construction in Texas, USA. OCI is on track to become one of the world’s largest methanol producers with total production capacity of 3.1 mtpa once Natgasoline begins production. OCI is also a leading global nitrogen fertilizer producer with more than 8.9 mtpa of capacity produced in the Netherlands, the United States, Egypt and Algeria. OCI is listed on Euronext in Amsterdam.

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G2X Energy 170
Houston-based G2X Energy develops, owns and operates production facilities that convert natural gas to methanol and/or drop-in automotive gasoline. Transforming gasoline production by leveraging existing infrastructure and proven conversion technologies, G2X meets the demand for cost-competitive, fuels and chemicals using abundant, clean, domestic natural gas.

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New Stone is a commodity brokerage firm engaged in the brokerage of petrochemicals, gasoline components, naphtha, and NGL’s. New Stone’s team of experienced brokers provide market coverage for the U.S. and European markets based out of their offices in Houston, Texas and Zug, Switzerland.

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Enerkem produces biofuels and renewable chemicals from waste. Its disruptive proprietary technology converts non-recyclable municipal solid waste into methanol, ethanol and other widely used chemical intermediates. Headquartered in Montreal (QC), Canada, Enerkem operates a full-scale commercial facility in Alberta as well as an innovation centre in Quebec. Enerkem's facilities are built as prefabricated systems based on the company's modular manufacturing infrastructure that can be deployed globally. Enerkem's technology helps diversify the energy mix and make everyday products greener while offering a smart, sustainable alternative to landfilling and incineration.

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Metor 170
Metor is a joint venture of PEQUIVEN incorporated under Venezuelan law on March 19, 1992. Its headquarters is located in the Petrochemical and Industrial Complex "General José Antonio Anzoategui", Jose Complex in Anzoategui State, Venezuela. Our main objective is the production of high purity methanol, as fundamental to the development of additives for gasoline and a wide variety of petrochemicals, such as formaldehyde, acetic acid, methyl methacrylate, and polyacetates Various Solvents, raw materials and other products. 

Our mission: Producing Methanol Federal Grade "AA", maintaining a competitive position in the global market through reliable supply of the product quality, quantity and timeliness, creating value for our customers. Product Marketing is responsible for Pequiven, Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Gas Chemical.

Chiyoda International Corporation
Chiyoda Corporation, the world leading engineering company, has wide-ranging business interests in such fields as energy, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, environmental technology, social infrastructure and industrial facilities. Founded in 1948, Chiyoda has built various plants and executed numerous projects in over 40 countries around the world. 
Chiyoda is engaged in numerous projects in countries throughout the world. Our activities, are focused mainly on plant engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and are wide ranging-from energy to pharmaceutical products.
Chiyoda has a significant presence in the United States, which was established in 1973. Building on our long history of executing complex LNG projects around the world – Chiyoda is currently executing, with our JV partners, the EPC phase of the Cameron LNG and Freeport LNG projects on the Gulf Coast.

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Fluor provides innovative and capital-efficient design-build solutions for methanol facilities of varying sizes across the globe. Our proven process technology and global project execution expertise provides our cliens with solutions to meet commodity and specialty chemicals, polymers, and petrochemicals needs.
Fluor’s methanol experience covers all methanol licensors, autothermal reforming (ATR)/steam methane reforming (SMR), maintenance and project management, results in innovative solutions for our clients’ most challenging projects. Fluor Corporation is one of the world’s largest publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services companies. For 100 years, Fluor, through its operating subsidiaries, has become a trusted global leader by providing exceptional services and technical knowledge.

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BD Energy Systems
BD Energy Systems, LLC – a world leader in plant revamps and modernizations based out of Houston, Texas, USA – works together with Parrish Process Services to generate detailed overall plant Heat and Material Balances and to bring in-depth experience on evaluating equipment performance in Ammonia, Methanol, or Hydrogen plants. This integration of services enhances our capabilities in providing the best recommendations during process and feasibility studies undertaken on existing plants, leading to plant debottlenecking and optimization.
Full services include: Plant relocation, de-bottleneck, Equipment revamp and modernization. Furnace Efficiency & Capacity Increase studies, NOx Reduction & Retrofits including Construction & Commissioning services. .

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