China’s Xinjiang Markor to start up 100,000 t/yr BDO plant by 2013

29 December 2011 07:06  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Xinjiang Markor Chemical is planning to start up its new 100,000 tonne/year butanediol (BDO) plant in Xinjiang province by March 2013, a source involved with the project said on Thursday.

Xinjiang Markor Chemical currently operates a wholly-owned 60,000 tonne/year BDO plant at the same site.

The company purchases natural gas from state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to make acetylene and formaldehyde - the two primary feedstocks used in the BDO production process of Xinjiang Markor Chemical.

The firm is also planning to export a portion of its overall BDO output from the Xinjiang site once the new unit comes on stream and is eyeing southeast Asia as a possible destination among other regions, the source said.

All of its BDO output at Xinjiang is currently being sold domestically, according to the source.

Xinjiang Markor Chemical is also planning to rent a 2,000 tonnes storage facility at the port of Shanghai to store its BDO cargoes slated for export, the source said.

The company plans to transport its BDO cargoes from the Xinjiang site by rail to Shanghai, the source added.

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By: Quintella Koh
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