Thursday, September 27, 2012

Honeywell Technology to Convert Methanol to Petrochemicals Selected for China Facility

Jiutai Energy (Zhungeer) Co. Ltd. has selected Honeywell’s UOP Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) technology to convert methanol from coal into ethylene and propylene, building block materials used in the production of films, packaging, plastics and other petrochemicals.  Jiutai will produce 600,000 metric tons per year of ethylene and propylene at its facility in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Province, China using process technology, catalysts, adsorbents, specialty equipment, technical services and training from Honeywell’s UOP. 

“UOP’s MTO process will allow Jiutai to use methanol derived from cheaper and abundant coal to maximize yields of high-value petrochemicals, reduce operating costs and expand its presence in China’s growing ethylene and propylene markets,” said Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Process Technology & Equipment business unit. “This project is another milestone for MTO technology and another example of how this technology can tap cheaper feedstocks such as coal and natural gas to meet the growing global demand for petrochemical products.”

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