CGCL is Trinidad & Tobago’s 8th Methanol Plant and the country’s 1st Dimethyl Ether Facility

  • 1,000,000 MT/Year Methanol
  • 20,000 MT/Year DME

About Methanol

  • Methanol is a clear, colourless liquid produced from natural gas.
  • Methanol has been one of the world’s most widely used industrial chemicals since the 1800s and is used in various industries including automotive, pharmaceutical, plastics and energy.
  • The production process is similar to what it entails at the Point Lisas Estate.

About DME

  • Dimethyl Ether (DME) is a colourless gas with properties similar to LPG (cooking gas).
  • DME is produced by the dehydration of methanol.
  • Commonly used as an aerosol propellant due to its low toxicity and physical properties.
  • Used as fuel for vehicles.