Global Processing

Sinopec and Syntroleum Announce Grand Opening of Demonstration Plant

August 1, 2011

China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) and Syntroleum Corporation announced today the grand opening of the Sinopec/Syntroleum Demonstration Facility (SDF) located in Zhenhai, China, according to a press release. SDF is an 80 barrel per day facility utilizing the Syntroleum-Sinopec Fischer Tropsch technology for the conversion of coal, asphalt and petroleum coke into high value synthetic petrochemical feedstocks. Sinopec and Syntroleum entered into a technology transfer agreement in 2009. As part of the agreement, Sinopec relocated Syntroleum''s natural gas fed Catoosa Demonstration Facility to the Zhenhai Refining and Petrochemical Complex in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province in China for joint technology demonstration and development. Upon successful completion of the Zhenhai program, Sinopec intends to build commercial scale coal and petroleum coke based Fischer Tropsch facilities using the Syntroleum-Sinopec technology.