Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Proposed $2 Billion Methanol Facility

A clean & alternative vision for western Canadian natural gas

Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada

Proposed Operations

Nauticol Energy Ltd. is proposing to develop, build, own and operate natural gas to methanol facilities in Grande Prairie in an environmentally safe and responsible way that provides value to the community, employees and shareholders.

The single largest market for methanol is in China, where it has the advantage of being a cleaner energy alternative feedstock for the production of a variety of industrial and consumer products. As China and other Asian economies attempt to reduce their use of coal to improve air quality, methanol demand is expected to increase significantly.

The Nauticol Energy design uses a reformer that is fed water, natural gas and air for combustion; a methanol synthesis stage that creates raw methanol; and a final purification stage that produces methanol product for loading onto rail cars. The methanol product will be exported via rail to markets throughout North America and to Asia through export facilities.

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Target completion date

2021

Utilizing approximately

300 million ft3

of natural gas per day

Ultimately producing

3 million tonnes

of methanol per year

Creating an estimated

1,000 construction jobs

An essential petrochemical

Methanol

Methanol is a multi-purpose chemical that has several end-uses including fuels (automotive, marine, etc.), electronics, construction materials, solvents and petrochemicals. Methanol production is safe and odourless.

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Nauticol Energy's Grande Prairie

Methanol Facility

The Nauticol Energy facility design uses a reformer that is fed water, natural gas and air for combustion; a methanol synthesis stage that creates raw methanol; and a final purification stage that produces methanol product for loading onto rail cars.

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Facility

Accessing global markets

Strategic Location

The proposed Nauticol Energy facility will be located in the County of Grande Prairie near the existing International Paper Canada pulp mill (a methanol consumer). The site is approximately 10 kilometres south of the City of Grande Prairie.

A number of utility synergies are expected by selecting this location including water usage, electricity use, improved rail logistics and natural gas supply.

RAIL: Train traffic entering and exiting the site will not travel through the City of Grande Prairie. Rail cars will enter and exit the site from the south.

ROADS: Nauticol Energy is working with neighbouring industry and nearby residents to minimize traffic volumes during peak times (ie. shift change).

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Reducing Impact

Environmental Stewardship

Nauticol Energy is focused on intelligent and efficient execution while minimizing the impact on the environment. Sustainable development is at the core of all of our decisions. Our company continuously challenges itself to find smarter ways to use natural resources, drive integration and eliminate waste to reduce our environmental footprint. Sustainable development is at the core of all its decisions.

Our Grande Prairie facility will set new standards for CO2 emissions in Alberta using the latest technology. Building a highly modularized facility on existing disturbed land, and optimizing infrastructure with industrial neighbours, reduces the project’s ecological footprint by 50%, compared to a traditional methanol facility of this scale.

  • WATER

    No new water withdrawal application required

  • RAIL

    Trains leaving the facility will not travel through Grande Prairie

  • NATURAL GAS

    New opportunities and value-added

  • SITE

    Repurposing an existing disposal site

  • INNOVATIVE COLLABORATION

    Drives highest efficiency of resources, job opportunities and ecnonomics

Proven Team

Extensive Project Experience

Mark Tonner

President & CEO

Tim Stauft

Chief Commercial Officer

Matt Scorah

Chief Technology Officer

Marc Adler

Chief Legal Officer

Bob Nabata

Chief Process Engineer

Georgia Little

Vice President, Finance

Dorothy Golosinski

Vice President of Environmental & Regulatory

Terri Ellen Sudnik

Director of Communication & Consultation

Experienced Board

Complementary Skilled

Leo De Bever

Chairman

Pat Carlson

Director

Kevin Nugent

Director

Rob Pockar

Director

Bruce Clarke

Director

Nauticol Energy Collaborations

Alberta Government
PCL
International Paper
Baker Hughes - A GE Company
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Trans Canada
The City of Grande Prairie
County of Grande Prairie No. 1
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Western Cree Tribal Council
Duncan's First Nation
Horse Lake First Nation
Sturgeon Lake First Nation