The Rotterdam plant will benefit from the excellent industrial infrastructure at the Port of Rotterdam, and from partnerships with Air Liquide and Nouryon for the supply of the required oxygen and hydrogen. The current aim is that the facility’s sustainable methanol output will be purchased by Nouryon and Shell. The plant will be equipped with two production lines. This is double the capacity of the large-scale Enerkem plant in Edmonton, Canada. The aimed location for the plant is Port of Rotterdam’s Botlek area.
The project realisation is being supported by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, which aims to promote new mechanisms and the scale-up of new technologies and, in doing so, stimulate the transition to a low-carbon economy. There is also support from the Municipality of Rotterdam, the Province of South Holland and InnovationQuarter, the regional development agency.
The project is also co-financed by the European Union: the European Regional Development Fund.