The advanced MTO process, jointly developed by Honeywell's UOP and INEOS, combines Honeywell's UOP/Hydro MTO process and the Total/UOP Olefin Cracking process, which significantly increases yields and efficiency when combined with MTO. The process converts methanol from non-crude oil sources such as coal or natural gas into ethylene and propylene. Based on proprietary UOP catalysts, Honeywell's UOP advanced MTO process provides high yields with low operating costs. MTO also offers flexibility in the amount of propylene and ethylene produced, so operators can adjust plant designs to most effectively address market demands.
Since 2011, Honeywell's UOP has announced three other MTO projects. The first project will be with Wison (
) Clean Energy Company Ltd. The facility is expected to start up this year, and it is projected to produce 295,000 metric tons of ethylene and propylene per year.
Shandong Yangmei Hengtong Chemicals Co. Ltd. will also produce 295,000 metric tons of ethylene and propylene per year and it is expected to start up in 2014.
Jiutai Energy (Zhungeer) Co. licensed Honeywell's UOP/Hydro MTO process, and it is expected to produce 600,000 metric tons of ethylene and propylene per year in its facility, which is expected to start up in 2014.
Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical Co. Ltd. is a fully owned subsidiary of Shenghong Group, based in Wujiang City,
. Shenghong Group's business includes petrochemicals, textiles, energy, real estate development and hotel operations.
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