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Sinopec's Methanol to Olefins project starts up
Oct '11
The 600,000 tons/year methanol to olefins (MTO) unit of Sinopec Zhongyuan Petrochemical Co., Ltd. produced on-spec polymer grade ethylene and propylene products on October 10, marking a successful commissioning at one stroke meeting HSE requirements.

This commissioned MTO unit is Sinopec's first demonstration unit with in-house intellectual property rights. Its smooth start-up and successful production indicate that the complete set of MTO technology independently developed by Sinopec has entered the industrialization stage and will provide technical support in the company's endeavour to diversify resources and develop coal chemical industry during the "Twelfth Five Year Plan" period.

China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec Group) is a super-large petroleum and petrochemical enterprise group established in July 1998 on the basis of the former China Petrochemical Corporation. Sinopec Group is a state-owned company solely invested by the State, functioning as a state-authorized investment organization in which the state holds the controlling share. Headquartered in Beijing, Sinopec Group has a registered capital of RMB 182 billion.

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