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QAFAC says $80 CDR plant set for commissioning by 2014-end

Qatar Fuel Additives (Qafac), a subsidiary of Industries Qatar, has announced its QR291m ($80m) carbon dioxide recovery (CDR) plant is more than 50% complete and set for late 2014 commissioning, Gulf Times has reported. The plant at Mesaieed will meet a two-pronged Qafac objective of reducing emissions and stepping up methanol production, said Qafac general manager, Nasser Jeham al-Kuwari. Once operational, the plant will recover 500 tonnes per day of carbon dioxide from its methanol reformer stack and will inject it back into its existing process to enhance the production capacity of methanol. "We are looking at an additional production of 100,000 tpy of methanol," al-Kuwari said.