Through joint ventures, SES built, owns, and operates two commercial coal-to-methanol plants in China with our joint venture partners.
Zao Zhuang Joint Venture
SES has a cooperative joint venture contract with Xuecheng Energy (“XE”) for its Zao Zhuang ("ZZ") Joint Venture plant. The ZZ Joint Venture developed, constructed and operates a coal-to-methanol plant utilizing the SES' advanced gasification technology in Zao Zhuang City, Shandong Province, China. SES owns 97% of the ZZ Joint Venture and XE owns the remaining 3%.
|Location||Shandong Province, China|
|Syngas Capacity||22,000 Nm3/hr of H2+CO|
|End Product||100,000 tpy Methanol|
|Operating Fuel||Coal middlings (40% wt ash bituminous washery waste)|
|First Syngas Production||2007|
Yima Joint Venture (click for site images)
The Yima project was developed and operates under a joint venture with Yima Coal Industry Group Co. Ltd., a large integrated coal company owned by the Chinese government. Yima Coal Industry Group Co. Ltd. is headquartered in Yima City, in China’s Henan Province. Key markets segments the company is involved in are coal mining, power generation, cement, alumina and coal to chemicals.
|Location||Henan Province, China|
|Partner||Yima Coal Industry Group Co.|
|Syngas Capacity||90,000 Nm3/hr of H2+CO|
|End Product||Refined Methanol and Methanol Derivatives|
|Operating Fuel||Sub-bituminous coal (35%-43% wt ash)|
|First Methanol Production||December 2012|