Foundation stone of country's first Octomax unit laid at Mathura

Date: March 08, 2016

refinery BS-VI standards Octomax

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today laid the foundation stone of country's first-of-its-kind Octomax unit at the Mathura refinery that will help in the production of high-octane gasoline.

Octomax, a"novel technology" developed in-house by Research and Development CentreofIndian Oil, involves conversion of cracked C4 streams to high-octane gasoline blending stock for production of Euro-IV/V equivalent gasoline.

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The refinery will setup a plant of 55 KTA capacity at an estimatedcostof Rs 43crand is expected to becompleted by October 2017.

It is an indigeneously designed plant under the Make in India mission.It will meet the target of introducing BS-VI standards in petrol and diesel by 2020