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Dow Moves Closer to Chinese Coal-to-Chemicals JV

5:46 AM MST | November 6, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Dow Chemical and Shenhua Group (Beijing), a coal mining company, will move ahead with a planned $10-billion, coal-to-chemicals joint venture at Yulin, China. The project has been on hold for about a year due to delayed completion of a feasibility study.   The project will be based on clean coal technology that converts coal to methanol for production of ethylene and propylene. The complex will also have a chlor-alkali unit. Derivative products made at the complex will include vinyl chloride monomer and chlorinated organics, as well as glycols, amines...

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