18 October 2007 02:52 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Two large-scale 500,000 tonne/year methanol-to-propylene (MTP) projects in ?xml:namespace>
Sud-Chemie provides the catalysts for the projects’ MTP process.
The projects – one in Inner Mongolia and the other in Ningxia province - cost about $2bn each and would consume some 5,000 tonnes/day of methanol, Norbert Ringer, Sud-Chemie’s group product manager for methanol and catalytic technologies told delegates at the at the 2007 Methanol Forum in Toronto.
Both projects were commercially competitive with naphtha-based propylene production, Ringer said.
MTP offered huge opportunities in times of high oil and naphtha cost and rising demand for propylene derivative polypropylene, he said.
“We consider MTP a key technology for the future,” he said, not just in
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