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China Commissions Huge Methanol Plant; Output Will be Used in MTO Production

2:25 AM MDT | June 16, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Shenhua Baotou Coal Chemical Company has commissioned a huge methanol plant based on Davy Process Technology process at Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China. The 5,500 m.t./day facility has passed its performance tests and achieved plant acceptance. It is the world’s largest operating methanol unit, Davy says. Output from the facility is used in the production of olefins.   This is the first Davy methanol unit utilising synthesis gas derived from coal, the first producing methanol for a downstream methanol to olefins (MTO) unit and the first Davy series...

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