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Chinese olefins plant starts operations

August 19/2010

(LogisticsWeek) -- China Shenhua Coal to Liquid and Chemical Company has started the gasification unit at its coal-to-olefin plant in Baotou, Inner Mongolia.


The gasification unit is part of the companys Shenhua Baotou coal-to-olefins project will use GEs gasification technology to convert coal into synthesis gas (syngas).


Syngas will be used to produce methanol for conversion into olefins, a building block for producing polyethylene and polypropylene.


The project, is expected to produce 1.8 million tons of methanol a year when it reaches capacity, which will yield 600,000t of polyethylene and polypropylene.

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