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Hafnia's US-based methanol plant is rejected by environmental authorities

A planned large-scale US-based methanol facility, which has tanker operator Hafnia as a co-investor, has been rejected by environmental authorities. The reason cited is that greenhouse gas emissions would be "extremely large". Hafnia was set to transport some of the product to Asia. Updated.

Demonstration mod opførelsen af metanolfabrik i Kalama. | Photo: kilde WEC

The future of a planned and much-discussed methanol factory in Washington State, which is set to produce "climate friendly" methanol for Asia, and which has tanker operator Hafnia as a co-investor along with the Chinese state, looks more than bleak.

On Tuesday, the State of Washington Department of Ecology turned its thumb down at the methanol plant, which is planned to be built in Kalama at the Columbia River.

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