“The US has become the most attractive place in the world to invest in chemical manufacturing. We must seize the opportunity created by advances in natural gas extraction technology. Our plant will take that low-cost natural gas and transform it into high-value products for competitive sale within North America and beyond.”
Steve Goff – VP & Project Manager, EmberClear
EmberClear is developing a state-of-the-art natural gas to methanol (GTL) facility on a 100-acre site within the Bienville Industrial Complex of Hancock Port & Harbor Authority in Bienville, Mississippi. The plant will produce approximately 4,000 metric tons of methanol per day.
The site features a heavy haul route available by rail, barge and road to get to the Industrial Park. In addition, the Inter-coastal Canal adjacent to the Project allows for barge transport to the Mississippi River at New Orleans, LA. Water and wastewater disposal facilities are readily available – supplied at the battery limit for operations – and utilities are also readily available for construction through the Port Authority.
The Project is ideally suited for construction and exports. The 18’ above sea-level elevation and compressed sand means minimal pilings and less site preparatory work. A workforce of over 1.5 Million resides within 50 miles of the site.
A section of the Tennessee Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline with excess capacity is located about 2 miles from the Project. The Hancock Port & Harbor Authority is providing the necessary pipeline rights-of-ways. The Company will secure sufficient natural gas supply and transportation for the Project.
The Project is in discussion to secure a long-term methanol sales contract from world-class energy companies. The Project will build a 35-mile methanol pipeline and storage facilities at a deep port near Violet, LA to export product to overseas customers.
The Project has already received all required approvals including the Air Permit to construct. Pending investment decisions, the Project could break ground in 2017 and start production by 2020.
The Project will create approximately 1,000 construction jobs and 100 permanent onsite and related career opportunities.