National Oil Ethiopia starts ethanol blending facility
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National Oil Ethiopia starts ethanol blending facility

12:44 AM, 20th March 2012
National Oil Ethiopia starts ethanol blending facility
NOC plant in Ethiopia.

ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA: National Oil Ethiopia (NOC) inaugurated the third ethanol and regular benzene blending plant in Ethiopia. The blending facility was established on 52,000 square metre of land at a cost Birr 45 million ($2.58 million). The NOC blending facility has the potential to blend 1000 m³ of ethanol and regular benzene daily. The plant has three tanks able to store 3200 of ethanol, regular benzene and diesel.

The facility is also equipped with an LPG storage and filling plant with the potential to fill 2,000 cylinders a day. NOC expects to enhance its capacity for storage and filling to 5,000 cylinders a day after completing an expansion on the plant expected to cost an estimated Birr 100 million ($5.74 million).

The new plant with the technology can facilitate 25 per cent ethanol blended gasoline as soon as the new and expanded sugar factories in the country are able to provide the require sugar cane by product to extend foreign currency savings on gasoline imports. The new facility was built on 52,000 square metre of land of which the depot consumed 12,000. About, 22 million litre of ethanol has been blended with regular benzene in the time since Ethiopia first introduced the use of ethanol blended gasoline, saving the nation $16 million on fuel imports so far informed Alemayehu Tegenu, Water and Energy Minister.

In related news NOC is finalizing preparations to extend its services to the Eastern African nations of South Sudan and Djibouti according to Tadesse Tilahun, Chief Executive Officer. It is expected that NOC will be the first domestic oil retailer to become transnational he noted.

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