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By John Richardson
IT has become the accepted wisdom over the last few years that the coal-to-olefins (CTO) process in China consumes a lot of water.
This theory has been expressed in so many conference papers and in research papers …
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 of picture: Luxepost.com
CHINA’S industrial output has had the weakest start to a year since 2009 and retail sales growth has slowed, according to this article from Bloomberg.
New local-currency loans for February were also …
Methanol-to-olefins (MTO) projects in China are subject to more disagreement over viability than any other group of petrochemicals investments, said HSBC in a report released last month.
HSBC, for example, takes a pretty negative view of the …
: 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 …