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SES Plans Coal-to-Methanol Groundbreaking by Mid-Year

8:46 AM MDT | April 7, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Synthesis Energy Systems (SES; Houston) and Yima Coal Industry Group (Yima, China) say they expect to break ground on a previously announced coal-to-methanol plant in China by mid-year. SES and Yima say they have opened a joint project office in Henan Province, China and assigned a team of managers to oversee the project’s development. The planned coal-to-methanol plant is expected to cater to increasing demand for clean petrochemical feedstock in China. The plant would use SES’s U-GAS technology, which converts coal to synthesis gas (syngas). The...

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