QAFACQatar Fuel Additive Company Limited (Doha, Qatar)
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QAFAC produces MTBE using process technology licensed from UOP, a Honeywell company that is a leading developer of technology, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment and consulting services to the petroleum refining, petrochemical, and gas processing industries.
The overhaul will help QAFAC's Mesaieed Industrial City plant, 50km south of Doha, reduce operating costs and improve efficiencies for the production of Methanol and MTBE (methyl tertiary butylether), a key gasoline additive replacing lead and reducing tailpipe emissions.
QNB and QAFAC took part in a signing ceremony on the 11 June at the Al Sharq Hotel in Doha.
The CO2 recovery plant, which will be built within QAFAC's methanol production plant near Doha, Qatar's capital city, will capture CO2 from combustion exhaust gas emitted in the methanol production process.
Qafac started commercial operation in 1999 with a total investment of $600 million.
The QAFAC is a joint venture of CPC, Lee Chang Yung Chemical, Qatar Industry Co.
Qatar Fuel Additives Company (QAFAC), based in the southern Mesaieed Industrial City, was inaugurated in October last year and is currently producing both methanol and methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) -- however, contingency plans are in place to switch production from MTBE if the United States restricts its import and use.
Over the course of the event, 22 international and local speakers from companies such as Dolphin Energy, Qatar Chemical Company (QChem), Qatar Fuel Additives Company (Qafac), Qatar Petrochemical Company (Qapco), and Qatar Petroleum will debate crucial topic such as human factors engineering, organizational safety culture, safety management systems, and process safety competency.
The NSD activities at Aspire Zone are sponsored by Qatar Gas and Ideal Solutions (official sponsor), Qafac, KidZania, Aseel, Ali Bin Ali Holding, and Baladna (event partners).
The latter plant takes methanol feedstock from Qafac (see below) and urea from Qafco.