Shenhua and Sasol’s CTL project clears environmental hurdle

08 March 2011 05:43  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) has approved a coal-to-liquids (CTL) project by a joint-venture between China’s Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group and South Africa’s Sasol, a spokesperson from parent Shenhua Group said on Tuesday.

Shenhua Ningxia is a subsidiary of Shenhua Group, which is the country’s largest coal producer.

No other details were immediately available from the spokesperson.

The project with a total investment of yuan (CNY) 58.1bn ($8.84bn) will be located at Ningdong Energy and Chemical Base in northwestern Ningxia province, according to the MEP's website.

The project converting coal to fuel, willbe able to produce 3.2m tones/year diesel, 655,500 tonnes/year naphtha, 24,200 tonnes/year liquefied petroleum gas and 167,600 tonnes/year sulphur, the MEP said.

Feasibility study for the project was completed by late 2009, according to domestic media reports.

However, the project still needs the final approval from the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

($1 = CNY6.57)

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By: Judith Wang
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