CHINA: China Coal selects Lummus' technology for olefins recovery, conversion project

The recovery units, to be built in Yulin, Shaanxi Province, will use breakthrough technology to recover ethylene and propylene produced from methanol feedstock.  

Each unit is expected to yield 300,000 t/y of polymer grade ethylene and 300,000 t/y of polymer grade propylene. The first unit is expected to start up in 2013.

The Olefins Conversion Technology will upgrade by-product from the ethylene and propylene to produce an additional 165,000 t/y of polymer grade propylene.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 31 Oct 2011

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)