Beijing's bid to rein in coal-to-chemicals "failing"

Baker, John
June 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;6/18/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 71, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports on the failure of the Chinese government's efforts to curb sub-scale coal-to-chemicals (CTC) projects. Under China's 11th Five-Year Plan new projects that use coal to produce chemicals would be vetoed unless they met minimum standards for plant size. According energy expert to James Brock, the central government was partly to blame as it had allowed a further 20 projects despite making a commitment to veto additional CTC schemes.


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