China’s Shanxi Yongxing Coking runs new methanol unit at 29%
23 October 2012 09:22 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--?xml:namespace>China’s Shanxi Yongxing Coking is running its new 200,000 tonne/year methanol unit at Linfen city in Shanxi province at 29% capacity, a company source said on Tuesday.
The new methanol unit was started up on 16 October, the source added.
While the unit is expected to achieve on-spec product only at the end of October, the Chinese producer started commercial sales today, the source added.
The company has a separate 100,000 tonne/year methanol plant at the same site. This plant, which uses coal as its feedstock, can produce 200 tonnes/day of methanol, the source said.
More than 90% of the company’s product is sold to the dimethyl ether (DME) manufacturers in Henan province, the source added.By: Fayer Shen
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial
to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free
trial to ICIS Chemical Business.