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China Accelerates and Deepens Coal-to-Chemical Activities
8:38 AM MDT | May 25, 2011 | Alex Scott in Beijing
China is accelerating its shift to coal-derived chemicals to offset its growing dependence on oil imports. The country is on track to significantly hike its coal-to-chemical and fuel production, with coal-to-liquids (CTL) production set to total 12 million m.t./year by 2015, says Lei Xia, managing director of AsiaChem Consulting (Shanghai). Xia predicts that by 2015 Chinese firms and their joint ventures will be producing a total of 5 million m.t./year of coal-to-olefins (CTO) and more than 20 billion Nm3/year of substitute natural gas (SNG) from coal. Xia made...
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