Benefits of CDRThe CDR unit has helped bring GPIC's methanol production back to post-debottlenecking capacity and beyond. Since the plant is located outside the existing production processes, its operation does not affect existing operations in any way. The increased removal of carbon dioxide from the methanol stack emissions to the atmosphere, has both a physiological and environmental benefit to GPIC.
The installation of the CDR Plant at GPIC has had a beneficial effect in the long term, as the natural gas has gradually become 'lean' in terms of hydrocarbons resulting in lower carbon dioxide production from the Ammonia plant.
Thus, the additional carbon dioxide from the CDR is now required for the total conversion of ammonia to produce urea. The specific energy consumption per ton of methanol and urea has reduced post-CDR operation.