Northwest Innovation Works signed a 30-year lease with the Port of Tacoma in 2014 to build a proposed 125-acre methanol production facility on the former Kaiser Aluminum smelter property – the cleared area at right in this aerial photo. The plant would convert natural gas delivered by pipeline into methanol and the liquid would travel by tanker ships up the Blair Waterway and across the Pacific Ocean to China.
Northwest Innovation Works signed a 30-year lease with the Port of Tacoma in 2014 to build a proposed 125-acre methanol production facility on the former Kaiser Aluminum smelter property – the cleared area at right in this aerial photo. The plant would convert natural gas delivered by pipeline into methanol and the liquid would travel by tanker ships up the Blair Waterway and across the Pacific Ocean to China. Photo courtesy Port of Tacoma Photo courtesy Port of Tacoma
Northwest Innovation Works signed a 30-year lease with the Port of Tacoma in 2014 to build a proposed 125-acre methanol production facility on the former Kaiser Aluminum smelter property – the cleared area at right in this aerial photo. The plant would convert natural gas delivered by pipeline into methanol and the liquid would travel by tanker ships up the Blair Waterway and across the Pacific Ocean to China. Photo courtesy Port of Tacoma Photo courtesy Port of Tacoma

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