The port city of Asalouyeh is the largest petrochemical hub in Iran. In this region the petrochemical plants produced 45% of Iran’s total petrochemical output.

Nation Petrochemical Company is looking into ways to capture and convert carbon monoxide (CO) emissions into urea and ammonia, the plan is to curb carbon monoxide emissions in the city of Asalouyeh and use them for production of ammonia and urea.

Marzieh Shah-Daei, the managing director of NPC, said that is active a collaboration with academia, and there is the project to signing a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Environment to introduce at least 20 such projects.

Iran’s petrochemical production capacity is around 65 million tons a year. Tehran hopes to boost the volume to 130 million tons by 2020.

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