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Huineng SNG plant goes on-stream  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Haldor Topsøe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) today announced that Huineng, a large-scale substitute natural gas (SNG) plant, went successfully on-stream near the city of Ordos, located in Inner Mongolia in the northern part of China. Topsøe has designed the methanation section of this plant, which is the company’s second large-scale coal-based industrial SNG reference to begin operations in China following last years’ opening of Qinghua, the world’s largest SNG plant located in the Xinjiang region. The Huineng SNG plant is owned and operated by the private Chinese company Huineng Coal Electricity Group and represents an investment of $1.1 billion. The plant will have an annual output of approximately 400 million normal cubic meters of SNG based on coal gasification. SNG derived from coal is a direct replacement for natural gas that can be used on-site, fed into a natural gas pipeline or liquefied into LNG. The SNG produced at Huineng will be liquefied into LNG and the facility expects to reach a total production of 280,000 ton/yr. This commodity will be transported to gas stations in Ordos and the area surrounding the city. Moreover, an agreement with Xingtai in the province of Heibei has been…
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