Honeywell contracted for China methanol-to-olefins project

05 July 2011 15:43  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Honeywell has won a contract to provide its technology for a methanol-to-olefins (MTO) project in China, the US-based diversified industrial group said on Tuesday.

Under a deal with China’s Wison (Nanjing) Clean Energy, Honeywell’s MTO would be installed at an existing coal chemicals complex in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, it said.

After its expected start-up in 2013, the project would have a capacity of 295,000 tonnes/year of ethylene and propylene, Honeywell said.

Honeywell’s technology allows petrochemicals producers to use methanol from natural gas or coal, instead of petroleum, to produce olefins.

The project is to be one of the world’s first methanol-to-olefin production facilities, marking the first commercial-scale installation of Honeywell’s MTO process technology.

The technology has been successfully demonstrated in a semi-commercial-scale unit built by Total in Feluy, Belgium, Honeywell also said.

For more on Honeywell, visit ICIS company intelligence

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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