We supported CRI’s renewable methanol plant in the development of an ISO 14001 environmental management system.
In 2018, we supported initial development of an environmental management system (EMS) for Carbon Recycling International (CRI, a privately held company with headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland, that operates a renewable methanol plant). A formal EMS will support CRI’s efforts to protect the environment and use natural resources more efficiently. This work included a gap analysis against the ISO 14001 standard and training of key personnel.
We also assisted CRI in updating and revalidating their hazard and operability study (HAZOP). The HAZOP study identifies and evaluates process issues that may represent risks to personnel or equipment, with the ultimate goal of avoiding accidents. The study was revalidated to reflect cumulative changes to the production process and risk over time, and to improve the mitigation of risk.
Methanex is a key shareholder in CRI, with board representation. By supporting CRI’s safety and environmental practices in manufacture and transport, we are helping to enable the sustainable growth of renewable methanol.