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KBR to supply methanol-to-olefins technology to China

6:22 AM MDT | October 5, 2012

KBR says it has been awarded a license and process design package contract for a methanol-to-olefins (MTO) unit at Yulin, China. It is the second MTO plant that the undisclosed client is building. It already operates a commercial-scale coal-to-olefins (CTO) complex that was completed in 2011. It is the first CTO project in the world to use coal as feedstock to produce polyethylene and polypropylene by coal gasification to methanol, then MTO, followed by olefin polymerization. It will be designed to produce a combined 600,000 m.t./year of ethylene and propylene...

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