Host sponsor

Proman is an integrated energy company and the world’s second largest methanol producer.

Headquartered in Switzerland, with production assets in the United States, Trinidad and Oman, and ongoing expansion into Mexico, Proman is a global leader in methanol, fertilizer and other products such as melamine and has extensive experience in petrochemical plant operations, petrochemical and power plant construction, marketing and logistics, and project management.

Proman is committed to developing sustainable methanol and ammonia as cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels, offering a pathway to drastically cutting emissions in power generation, overland transportation, shipping and industry.

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Green chemical sponsor

thyssenkrupp’s Uhde business unit combines unique technological expertise and decades of global experience in the engineering, procurement, construction and service of chemical plants. We develop innovative processes and products for a more sustainable future and thus contribute to the long-term success of our customers in almost all areas of the chemical industry. Our portfolio includes leading technologies for the production of basic chemicals, fertilizers and polymers as well as complete value-chains for green hydrogen and sustainable chemicals.

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Silver sponsor

Southern Chemical Corporation (SCC) is an industry leader specializing in the delivery of methanol through world class customer service and solution-driven logistics. With strategically placed terminals and multiple production facilities throughout the world, SCC can work with you to form a strategic partnership for your methanol demand. Since its founding in 1997, SCC has grown to become the preferred and reliable market leader of methanol sales and distribution in the Western Hemisphere. By focusing exclusively on the methanol market, we are able to provide our strategic partners with current market intelligence critical in helping them make the best possible buying decisions.

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Lunch sponsor

OCI N.V. is a global producer and distributor of fertilizers and industrial chemicals based in the Netherlands. OCI is a leading global nitrogen fertilizer producer with almost 10 million metric tons of capacity and is also one the world’s largest methanol producers with almost 3 million tons of proportionate capacity. OCI’s methanol plants include OCI Beaumont and Natgasoline in Texas, USA, and BioMCN in the Netherlands. OCI employs approximately 3,000 people and is listed on the NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam under the symbol “OCI”.

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Breakfast sponsor

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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Coffee break sponsor

Haldor Topsoe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, licensed process technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. Topsoe-designed methanol production plants combine advanced syngas generation and syngas-to-methanol processes with a full range of catalysts to the methanol plant, including our high-activity methanol synthesis catalysts and comprehensive services. They are designed specifically to help you maximize yields and drive down costs. Our expert services can help increase capacity, efficiency or even feedstock flexibility, creating the foundation for optimal day-to-day operation and increased profitability.

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Meeting room sponsor

Koch Methanol and its affiliates are committed to supplying methanol to a global customer base in a competitive and timely manner. Methanol is used in the manufacturing of countless everyday products, from plywood to carpet and fuels to plastics. Koch Methanol is a part of Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC.

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Supporting partner

The Methanol Institute (MI) serves as the global trade association for the methanol industry, representing the world’s leading producers, distributors, and technology companies. Founded in 1989 in Washington DC, MI now represents its members from five offices around world in Singapore, Washington DC, Beijing, Brussels and Delhi.

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