UOP’s methanol olefins technology selected by Chinese firm

UOP’s methanol to olefins technology selected by Chinese firm

10:02 AM, 7th July 2011
UOP’s methanol to olefins technology selected by Chinese firm

 

Breakthrough methanol-to-olefins technology enables the production of high-value petrochemicals from feedstock derived from coal or natural gas instead of crude oil.

DES PLAINES, US: UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that China’s Wison Clean Energy Company Ltd has selected UOP technology to convert methanol into building blocks for chemical products at an existing coal chemical complex in China.

Honeywell UOP will provide technology licenses, basic engineering, catalysts, adsorbents, specialty equipment and technical services for the plant, which is expected to start up in 2013.

The project will be the first commercial-scale installation of Honeywell UOP’s advanced MTO methanol-to-olefins solution, which allows petrochemical producers to use methanol from natural gas or coal, instead of petroleum, to produce high yields of high-value plastics and petrochemicals. This solution, which combines the UOP/Hydro MTO process and the Total Petrochemicals/UOP Olefin Cracking Process, allows producers in countries with limited supplies of crude oil, but plentiful quantities of coal or natural gas to produce high-value petrochemicals.

“Our advanced methanol-to-olefins solution will allow Wison to use methanol to produce the highest yields achievable of high-value petrochemicals,” said Rajeev Gautam, President and CEO, Honeywell UOP.

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