10 September 2008 07:57 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China-based Shanxi Lanhua Clean Energy Co has begun commercial production at its newly-built 100,000 tonnes/year dimethyl ether (DME) unit, a company source said on Wednesday.
Shanxi Lanhua has invested a total of yuan (CNY) 650m ($95m) to set up the DME plant and the 200,000 tonne/year methanol unit that broke ground in March last year, the source said. The methanol unit came on stream in June 2008.
Based on the company’s development blueprint, production capacities would be expanded to 1m tonnes/year for the DME unit and to 1.5m tonnes/year for the methanol plant.
“DME is known as the clean energy of 21st century, so it has a bright prospect,” the source said in Mandarin.
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