China's Shenyang Chem starts commercial ops at new CPP project

26 April 2010 09:47  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--Shenyang Paraffin Chemical, a subsidiary of Shenyang Chemical Industry Group, has started commercial operation at its 500,000 tonne/year olefins project that runs on a new technology called catalytic pyrolysis process (CPP), a company source said on Monday.

The plant, located in China's northeastern Shenyang province, would produce ethylene and propylene using paraffinic atmospheric residue as feedstock, the source said, adding that the new technology was "a very significant development for [the] olefins industry".

"The project started test runs since July, and has now received the nod from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) as one model for such kind of technology," the source said.

The project is the first of its kind in the world, said an NDRC source.

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