Iran has launched a pilot petroleum coke unit at its Abadan refinery, according to the Research Institute of Petroleum Industry (RIPI).
The petcoke unit can produce 400 kg in every production cycle; each cycle normally lasts 48 hours. Iran has never built delayed coking units before. The country is planning a massive modernization program for its refining industry following the expected lifting of sanctions.
Iran’s petcoke consumption is estimated to be 500,000 tons of petcoke per year, or around $75 million. The country plans to double its consumption of petcoke as demand from the aluminum and metal industries grows.
Source: DYM Resources