Partnering with KBR under a global strategic alliance, we license a ground-breaking ammonia-methanol co-production solution which combines our market leading technologies: Johnson Matthey’s PRIMARY METHANOL™process and KBR’s 1PURIFIER™ ammonia technology. Both technologies have well-earned reputations for production reliability and showcase JM’s and KBR’s heritage, deep experience, and high performance.
The collaboration enables us to offer a single licensor package which makes the most of the synergies between the two process and avoids the duplication of equipment, achieving minimised CAPEX, OPEX and carbon footprint. The solution also delivers production flexibility, enabling our clients to adjust the methanol/ammonia production ratio to meet fluctuating market demands.
The PRIMARY METHANOL process uses Johnson Matthey’s well proven, high-efficiency methanol synthesis loop which enables sustained, high conversion and production rate through catalyst life, minimising the natural gas requirements and reducing the size and cost of the more expensive up-stream equipment items.
1PURIFIERTM is a registered trademark of Kellogg Brown & Root LLC
Our methanol and ammonia co-production process delivers:
Single licensor package by the global leading methanol and ammonia technology providers
Shared equipment, resulting in reduced CAPEX and plot area
Higher efficiency than two independent processes, resulting in reduced natural gas consumption, utility requirements and direct CO2 emissions.
Two proven and bankable technologies with world-class reliability
Adjustable production – up to 6,800 MTD of total product
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Our advanced data-modelling digital tool, allows you to efficiently monitor, adapt and optimise your process as conditions change.
We are a world-leader in the fertiliser industry, and have
the greatest depth and breadth of knowledge, providing
catalysts used in ammonia, nitric acid and urea production
A well-established, highly reliable and oxygen-free process based on steam methane reforming.
JM and KBR sign global strategic alliance for ammonia methanol co-production process