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By John Richardson
THE debate about how exactly how much coal-to-olefins (CTO) capacity China will add has been largely around the economics of the process versus that of naphtha cracking.
In terms of capital costs, building a CTO complex …
: Source: NRELC, China Coal Research Institute, HSBC estimates
THERE has been a lot of interest in China’s coals-to-olefins (CTO) industry, with arguments that it is a very economically viable method of production.
On paper, there …
SOME 10-15m tonne/year of coal-to-olefins (CTO) capacity in China is being considered, has already received approval or is in the planning stage, according to a report by Woori.
“Major coal companies, petrochemical companies and foreign petrochemical players are …