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GPIC Opens CO2 Recovery Plant

12:08 AM MST | January 4, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC; Manama, Bahrain) says it has opened its previously announced carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery plant at the company’s Sitra, Bahrain manufacturing complex. The recovery unit can capture 450 m.t./day of CO2, and the captured CO2 will be used as feedstock for urea and methanol synthesis processes, GPIC says. The project cost about $55 million. “This new technology will reduce CO2 emissions responsible for climate change and will positively contribute to the global co-operation aimed at protecting the...

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