Honeywell's UOP Helping Meet Petrochemicals Demand In China With Breakthrough Technology
June 30, 2014
China's Wison (Nanjing) Clean Energy Co. Ltd., a Honeywell's UOP licensee, has produced more than 360 million pounds of light olefins at a plant in Nanjing, China, using UOP's breakthrough methanol-to-olefin (MTO) process technology.
The plant, the first commercial-scale facility to use the UOP/Hydro MTO process technology, has been operating since September 2013 and is successfully meeting expectations for the quality and quantity of light olefins, as well as other performance criteria.
“MTO technology allows countries and regions that are rich in coal or natural gas to cost-effectively and efficiently convert those resources into high yields of valuable petrochemicals to meet growing world demand,” said Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell's UOP Process Technology and Equipment business unit. “Our technology offers the lowest operating cost, quick and efficient start-up, and operational reliability. Wison is the first of four manufacturers that have licensed UOP MTO technology, and we continue to see great interest in this technology in China and elsewhere.”