China's Datang International to start up methanol-to-propylene project

20 July 2011 09:18  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Datang International Power Generation plans to start integrating operations at its 460,000 tonne/year methanol-to-propylene (MTP) project in Inner Mongolia later this month, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The coal-based MTP complex can produce 1.68m tonnes/year of methanol and production of the chemical began in the middle of July, the source said.

“The integration work at the complex is expected to start later in end July, which will use methanol as feedstock to produce polypropylene [PP],” the source said in Mandarin.

The complex has a nameplate capacity of 460,000 tonnes/year of PP, added the source.

The Datang International project is located at Duolun in Inner Mongolia in northern China.

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By: Dolly Wu
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