Methanol-to-olefins unit starts up in China

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.

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