Sinopec says coal-chemical project in eastern China starts trial output

China’s Sinopec Group said on Tuesday that a coal-chemical project in the eastern province of Anhui that is part of a joint venture between it and the provincial government-backed Wanbei Coal-Electricity Group has started trial production

The project has coal-to-methanol capacity of 1.7 million tonnes per annum, low-density polyethylene production capacity of 350,000 tonnes and polypropylene capacity of 350,000 tonnes

Sinopec said in a statement that it and Wanbei were investing a total of 26.7 billion yuan ($3.79 billion) in the development