Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers starts methanol plant in Mumbai
Has the capacity to produce 242 tonne of methanol per day
The Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) a PSU under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, has started its methanol plant at Trombay unit in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
RCF has the capacity to produce 242 tonne of methanol per day. Till now, RCF has been importing methanol for its internal consumption and also for trading purposes. With methanol production of its own, RCF will no longer be dependent on imports for its own requirement and fulfill the requirement of other methanol dependent industries.
Methanol is widely being used in the production of pharmaceuticals, pesticides, dyestuff, among others.
The company has ramped up the production of its popular complex fertiliser, Suphala (15:15:15) by enhancing its production from 1,500 tpd to 2,200 tpd. As a result, the production of Suphala increased by 17.3 percent in August 2020 as compared to August 2019.
The company has been able to achieve an increase of 10.81 percent in its fertiliser sales in August 2020 as compared to August 2019.