China’s Ningxia Jinyuhai Chemical to start up MTBE unit in May

23 April 2013 09:04  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Ningxia Jinyuhai Chemical is planning to bring on stream a 100,000 tonne/year methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) unit at Yanchi in Ningxia in the middle of May, a company source said on Tuesday.

The new MTBE unit will need 300,000-400,000 tonnes/year of isobutene feedstock if it runs at full capacity.

“We haven’t decided where to purchase the feedstocks,” said the source.

Meanwhile, a 300,000 tonnes/year isomerisation unit which is converted from a 200,000 tonne/year aromatisation unit will come on stream simultaneously at the same site, added the source.

Ningxia Jinyuhai Chemical is running a 200,000 tonne/year aromatisation unit at the same site.

By: Sun Xuelian
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