The MTOTM methanol to olefins process, developed by UOP and HYDRO of Norway, provides an economical means to convert methanol to olefins, primarily ethylene and propylene. Ethylene and propylene are in increasing demand worldwide and have significant financial value in the marketplace. With its higher yields, the MTO process is more economical than older technologies for indirect conversion of methane to higher value products.
Chemical Week 2002/6/19
The Egyptian government has approved Eatco Petrochemical’s (Cairo) $1.4-billion olefins and polyolefins project at Damietta, Egypt. Eatco says it is looking for partners for the project, which will use a new methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology developed by UOP and Norsk Hydro.
2004/8 China's First MTO(methanol to olefin) Project Launched