Chairman of Baogang Group Wei Shuanshi announced the start of the project. [Photo/Baogang Group]
Baotou saw a new breakthrough in rare earth catalytic materials as the denitration catalyst project began on Nov 6, reports Baotou Daily.
The project is being carried out by Inner Mongolia Xijie Environmental Protection and Technology Co. The company was founded in 1961 and was listed in 1997, partly invested in by Beifang Rare Earth Group, a leading company in rare earth production, research, and trade in China.
The company was set up at a time when environmental protection became the top priority in China, to carry out the separation of sulfur from industrial flue gases and smoke. The project is expected to produce 50,000 cubic meters of rare earth based SCR denitration catalyst annually, among which 20,000 cubic meters of the denitration catalyst will be produced by the first phase of the project, which is to be completed by June 2017. A total of 450 million yuan ($66 million) has been invested in the project and 25 automatic robots will be purchased to facilitate the project.
The project is the one and only in the field of denitration catalyst production in Baotou, the largest industrial city of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region. And the denitration catalyst production line will be the one with the highest level of automation in China upon completion.