Indonesia Plans Coal-Based Methanol and Olefins Plants


Indonesia is planning to build a coal-based methanol plant and an olefins plant in East Kalimantan with a capital investment of $1bn.

The plants will produce 300,000t/year of methanol and 300,000t/year of olefins, according to platts.com.

Both plants will require one million tons of coal a year as feedstock. The coal-to-methanol plant will require an investment of $300m, while the coal-to-olefins plant requires an investment of $700m.