The coal race is on in China

Davis, Nigel
June 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;6/19/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 24, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports on the coal production race in China. But what about coal as the starting point for products such as ethylene, propylene, acetic acid, vinyl chloride monomer, ammonia and fertilizer? Also, there is a strong push to use coal to make the environmentally friendly fuel dimethyl ether (DME). Dow Chemical is looking at a project with Shenshua, Chinas largest coal producer, to convert coal to olefins at Yulin in Shaanxi province.


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