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Air Products to Supply Gases for Chinese Coal-to-Liquids Plant

3:42 PM MDT | August 4, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Air Products says it has signed a long-term agreement to supply onsite oxygen and nitrogen to Weihe Clean Energy’s (Weinan) coal-to-chemicals plant located at Weinan, China. Air Products will build an air separation unit (ASU) with capacity to produce 2,000 m.t./day of oxygen. The high-pressure oxygen will be used to produce synthesis gas, a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen, which are precursors to produce basic chemicals such as acetic acid and methanol. Air Products says it expects the ASU to come onstream at the end of 2010. Financial terms were...

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