UOP licenses methanol-to-olefins technology Chinese firm

UOP licenses methanol-to-olefins technology to Chinese firm

9:18 AM, 9th November 2012
UOP licenses methanol-to-olefins technology to Chinese firm

DES PLAINES, US: UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has licensed to China’s Shandong Yangmei Hengtong Chemicals Co Ltd, its methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology, which converts methanol from coal into key plastics building blocks.

Additionally, UOP will provide basic engineering, catalysts, adsorbents, specialty equipment, technical services and training for the project, which is expected to start up in 2014. Shandong will use the MTO solution to produce more than 295,000 metric tonne ethylene and propylene annually at its facility in Tancheng, Linyi City, China.

Further, Shandong will use the MTO process, which combines UOP/Hydro MTO process and Total Petrochemicals/UOP Olefin Cracking process to convert methanol from gasified coal into ethylene and propylene. Shandong will also use the Olefin Cracking Process, which boosts the total yield of useable ethylene and propylene by further converting olefins produced during the MTO process.

The MTO process also offers flexibility in the quantity of propylene and ethylene produced, so producers can adjust plant designs to most effectively address market demands.

China is the world’s largest producer of coal, accounting for nearly half of global production, according to the US Energy Information Administration, making it an attractive alternative feedstock for in-country production of plastics building blocks.

“This technology allows petrochemical producers in China to tap abundant and cheap coal resources, produce high yields of valuable petrochemicals, and reduce operating costs. It will help Shandong meet growing demand in China for ethylene and propylene,” said Pete Piotrowski, Senior Vice President and General Manager, UOP Process Technology & Equipment business unit, Honeywell.

Shandong Yangmei Hengtong Chemicals Co Ltd is a subsidiary of Shanxi Yangquan Coal Industry (group) Co Ltd.

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