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GSFC restarts methanol plant after six years to aid import substitution

The 525-metric-tonnes-per-day unit was commissioned in 2013 and operated for 11 months before shutting down in April 2014 due to non-viability

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Vinay Umarji Ahmedabad
Aiming to support import substitution, state-owned Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited (GSFC) has restarted its methanol plant after six years. With installed capacity of 525 metric tonnes per day, the plant was commissioned in 2013 and operated for 11 months before shutting down in April 2014 due to non-viability.

However, now after over six years, GSFC has re-started the plant with methanol being produced from August 31 2020 as per the prescribed specifications and quality.  According to the company, the plant is running smoothly and sales have started in the domestic market. 

The first consignment of 30 tonnes was dispatched on

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First Published: Sep 02 2020 | 7:31 PM IST

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