Big coal-based SNG plant starts in China

Haldor Topsoe AS, Ravnholm, Denmark, reported the start-up in Xinjiang, China, of what it calls the world’s largest substitute natural gas plant.

The $4.1 billion, single-train plant has a planned output of 1.4 billion cu m/year of SNG. Qinghua Group of China owns and operates the facility.

The plant uses Haldor Topsoe technology for methanation of synthesis gas derived from coal.

Most of the SNG produced at the Qinghua plant will be moved by pipeline to populous areas of China, especially in the eastern part of the country.

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