By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, Sept. 30 -- China Shenhua Coal to Liquid & Chemical Co. Ltd. has started up was is being called by the firm the “world’s first methanol-to-olefins unit to be operated on a commercial scale” in Baotou, China.
The plant uses the combined DMTO methanol-to-olefins technology of SYN Energy Technology Co. Ltd. and Lummus Technology.
The plant is designed to produce 600,000 tonnes/year of olefins from methanol feedstock.
SYN licensed the reactor and catalyst technology used in the plant and Lummus Technology licensed the olefins recovery technology.