Assam Petrochemicals Ltd to export ethanol and methanol

Assam’s state-run Assam Petrochemicals Ltd (APL) will soon start exporting 300 TPD (tones per day) ethanol and methanol to Bangladesh. However, the quantity will be finalized only after the G2G agreement, said a senior official of APL. The proposal took a final shape in a meeting between the officials from Bangladesh and APL in the presence of Assam industries and commerce minister Chandra Mohan Patowary at Janata Bhawan on March 16. Speaking on the occasion, Patowary said, “The expansion project of 500TPD methanol and 200 TPD formaldehyde plant at a total cost of Rs 1,337 crore is almost complete and Assam can soon export these chemical products to Bangladesh.”

The minister also appreciated Dr Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur, Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh for deepening the ties between India and Bangladesh. After a detailed discussion, both sides agreed that a feasibility study would be conducted and they would constitute a joint group comprising chemical importers from Bangladesh and APL officials. The importers will visit the APL plant at Namrup to work out the product line and pricing

Source: The Sentinel

Tags: APL, Bangladesh, Ethanol, Export, Methanol
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