Mohammadi, who is also
the CEO of the National Petrochemical Company (NPC), said the technology to
turn propylene from methanol has been localized by the Petrochemical Research
and Technology Company (PRTC), and said: “5 million tons of surplus methanol in
the country will become a valuable product of propylene with the implementation
of new projects.”
During a visit to Maroon Petrochemical Company and Mahshahr Center of
Petrochemical Research and Technology Company, described the pure ethylene
oxide production project of Maroon Complex as one of the valuable projects of
petrochemical industry, adding the project would come online in 2026 with 45,000
tons of production capacity.
Noting that Maroon Petrochemical Plant is a supplier of a variety of
items, he added: "The National Petrochemical Company supports development
projects and in this direction, the production portfolio of this complex will
become more important with the operation of EO project, and value chain
development in Maroon is being achieved.”
Mohammadi added: "Although the Petronad project has a production
capacity of 110,000 tons per year, by launching 6 units in this petrochemical
plant, it will make the country needless to import many products."
The CEO of the National Petrochemical Company stated that the country is
facing a shortage of propylene production, adding, "In this direction, the
Petrochemical Research and Technology Company has made an important achievement
by localizing the savvy of converting methanol to propylene."