China’s Yitai Group beefs up production at coal liquefaction unit

08 July 2010 08:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--Inner Mongolia Yitai Group ramped up to full production at its 160,000 tonne/year indirect coal liquefaction plant since the end of June, a source at the Chinese coal producer said on Thursday.

“The technology for the project is turning mature through a total of three trial runs. The plant was operated at 90% capacity from early June and ramped up to 100% from 30 June,” the source said.

The coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant can produce around 480 tonnes/day of petroleum products including diesel, naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), he added.

The plant at Ordos in China’s Inner Mongolia province had a turnaround in March and was restarted in mid April. The unit started commercial production in September 2009.

The company was selling most of its petroleum products to Sinopec and PetroChina, the source said.

By 2015, Yitai plans to have a 5m tonne/year CTL production base, according to the company’s website.

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