Qatar Fuel Additives (Qafac) expects to commission a carbon dioxide recovery project by 2014 that will enhance its production of methanol at its complex in Mesaieed.

The new unit will recover 500 tonnes a day of carbon dioxide from its methanol reformer stack and inject it back into the system. Singapore’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering and Services is responsible for the construction of the unit.

Qafac produces 1 million tonnes a year (t/y) of methanol and 610,000 t/y of methyl tertiary butyl ether. It is a subsidiary of Industries Qatar.