Erdos CTL

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Erdos CTL (sometimes also referred as Shenhua CTL) is a coal liquefaction plant at Ejin Horo Banner in Inner Mongolia, China. It is the biggest coal-to-liquids complex outside South Africa with a capacity of 20,000 barrels per day (3,200 m3/d).[1]

The plant is owned by Shenhua Coal Liquefaction, a subsidiary of Shenhua Group. It uses direct coal liquefaction technology developed by Shenhua Group.[2][3] In the first phase, three production lines were installed.[4] The coal liquefaction reactor was manufactured by China First Heavy Industries.[5] Dedicated steel belt cooling systems for a coal slurry solidification were supplied by Sandvik Process Systems.[6] [7]

Construction of the plant started in 2004 and it was commissioned in 2008.[1][8] Trial operation started in mid-2009.[9] Since November 2010, its fully operational.[10]

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  3. ^ "China's Shenhua plans seven CTL conversion centers". Platts. 2009-06-30. (subscription required). Retrieved 2009-08-02.
  4. ^ "World's first coal-to-oil mass converter due to start operation this year". People's Daily. Xinhua. 2007-06-22. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
  5. ^ "Shenhua Group begins to install coal-to-liquid devices". People's Daily. 2006-06-17. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
  6. ^ "Sandvik Supplies Cooling Systems for Coal Liquefaction". Mining Engineering. Downstream Today. 2008-01-11. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
  7. ^ "Water Needs Curtail China's Coal Gasification for Fuel yet Conversion to Chemicals Pushes Ahead". Circle of Blue. 2011-04-27. Retrieved 2014-02-10.
  8. ^ "China to Spend $13B on Liquefied Coal Base". Downstream Today. Xinhua. 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
  9. ^ "Shenhua's coal-to-oil project to start trial operation in July". China Daily. Xinhua. 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2009-08-02.
  10. ^ Bai, Jim; Chen Aizhu (2011-09-08). "China Shenhua coal-to-liquids project profitable -exec". Reuters. Retrieved 2012-03-10.