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Mathura refinery revamps units ahead of BS-VI fuel rollout

Press Trust of India  |  Mathura 

refinery has decided to go for innovation and revamp of its two units to meet the challenge of 100 per cent production of BS-VI grade fuel by 2020, a said.

"With the addition of third reactor in series to the existing two reactors and furnace, Prime G (gasoline de- sulphurization) unit of refinery is being revamped for ensuring BS-VI petrol with sulphur content 8ppm (wt)," Refinery's told reporters yesterday.

He added both the revamped units are expected to be commissioned by September 2019.

plans to leapfrog to BS-VI fuel norms, which are equivalent to Euro-VI norms, by April 2020 directly from current BS-IV norms. However, the has advanced implementation the BS-VI fuels in the National Capital from 2018 to curb emissions.

Khongwir said the biggest target for the refinery this year is to supply BS-VI high speed diesel (HSD) to

Since the targets for BS-VI fuels to has been revised, it has decided to go for some innovations also.

So far BS-VI compliant HSD has been supplied to major automobile giants like Mahindra & Mahindra, JCB Limited, Bosch Limited, Honda Motors, and Daimler Commercial & Atlas Copco, he said.

has maximum production potential of 50 thousand metric ton per month (TMTPM) of BS-VI MS (petrol) and 140 TMTPM of BS-VI HSD.

To meet the National Capital's requirement, Mathura refinery is required to supply 20 TMT of BS-VI MS & 50 TMT of BS-VI HSD.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 12:25 IST