Coal-to-Liquid (CTL) project gets go-ahead
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  • A report in the Shanghai Securities Journal on 25 June, 2009 stated that Shenhua Energy Company will restart the Erdos coal-to-liquid (CTL) project in Inner Mongolia next month. A 1,000-hour trial is intended to provide operational data. If the project goes smoothly, the company is expected to take over the facility and ramp production to 5 million tons, as was approved earlier.

    The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) had earlier suspended all but two CTL projects. Sources indicated that CTL plants give off large carbon dioxide emissions which can severely harm the environment. Carbon dioxide emissions are seven to 10 times compared with traditional oil product processing1.