The project’s primary product is methanol, a basic chemical used to make countless products throughout the global economy. Methanol is used around the world to produce many products in our daily lives. It is used to produce plastics, including plastic bottles, coatings automotive electronics, foam materials, inks, paint, adhesives, caulk, rubber tires and many other products. It can also be blended with gasoline to fuel vehicles or used to create biodiesel fuel. Currently, much of the methanol used in the U.S. is imported; the LCM project significantly improve the balance of trade for methanol.
Hydrogen is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, non-toxic, nonmetallic, diatomic gas with with a high energy content. Hydrogen is a useful chemical building block, a cornerstone of the clean energy economy and also used for fossil fuel processing (e.g., hydrocracking) and ammonia production, mostly for the fertilizer market.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
Carbon dioxide (chemical formula CO2) is a colorless and odorless gas that is vital to life on Earth, and considered a greenhouse gas. Carbon dioxide exists in Earth's atmosphere as a trace gas at a concentration of about 0.04 percent (400 ppm) by volume. LCM will sell its CO2 for use in enhanced oil recovery operations.
Sulfuric acid is a central substance in the chemical industry. Principal uses include mineral processing, fertilizer manufacturing, oil refining, wastewater processing, and chemical synthesis. With most conventional energy uses of solid fuel, the sulfur is emitted into the air as sulfur dioxide, with the LCM project, the sulfur is captured and processed into this useful chemical.
Argon is mostly used as an inert shielding gas in welding and other high-temperature industrial processes. Argon is also used in incandescent, fluorescent lighting, and other gas discharge tubes. Argon makes a distinctive blue-green gas laser. Argon is also used in fluorescent glow starters. LCM collects argon for sale as the facility processes atmospheric air.
Krypton and Xenon (rare gases)
Krypton and Xenon are colorless, odorless, tasteless noble gas, that occur in trace amounts in the atmosphere. Krypton is used in lighting and photography, including high-powered gas lasers. Xenon is used in flash lamps, arc lamps, and as a general anesthetic.
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