Fuel Oxygenates

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This site provides detailed information on theIndian fuel oxygenates. It also focuses on other factors that contributed to the growth of fuel oxygenates inIndia.

Fuel oxygenates are chemical additives that helps in the oxygenation of fuels. In other words, they either remove hydrogen molecules or add oxygen molecules to the fuel, thereby forming a fuel that is rich in oxygen. This is done primarily to increase the combustibility quotient of the fuel.

The fuel oxygenates are added to increase the octane number of the particular type of fuel. Further, the fuel oxygenates also reduce the emission of pollutants concerned with the burning of the said fuel. The process of addition of such fuel oxygenates is conducted under controlled conditions since the process itself is volatile and even a minor oversight can lead to fatal accidents and have disastrous repercussions. However, not all fuel oxygenates can be used as an addendum to increase the combustible properties of fuel. Only some specific types of fuel have fuel oxygenates added to them.

Some common fuel oxygenates that are being produced inIndia are -

  • Methyl tert-butyl ether
  • Tert-amyl methyl ether
  • Diisopropyl ether
  • Ethyl tert-butyl ether
  • Tert-amyl alcohol
  • Tert-butyl alcohol
  • Ethanol

TheIndian fuel oxygenates production growth is quite fascinating. The fuel oxygenates that are being produced inIndia are at par with world standards. Thus,India contributes a good portion to the fuel oxygenates business in world market. Asian, African, and Arab countries buyIndian fuel oxygenates. The demand forIndian fuel oxygenates is high mainly because of its quality and competitive pricing.India's low cost and high-end fuel oxygenates manufacturing expertise, coupled with developing world-class infrastructure is the main leveraging factor for the rise of this industry. Further, with the consolidation of the infrastructure development, this industry will be a big success in the near future.India offers fuel oxygenates at a substantial discount than its western counterparts while delivering the same quality of output. In the US and Europe for example, the rates are much higher than those prevailing inIndia.

Petrochemicals products thatIndia produces are -

  • Basic chemicals such as Ethylene, Propylene, Butadiene, Styrene, Benzene, Toluene, Orthoxylene, Paraxylene, Mixed xylenes, and Ethylene oxide
  • Chemical intermediate such as Monoethylene glycol, Phthalic anhydride, DMT, Vinyl Chloride, Caprolactin, Acrylonitrile, and Linear Alkyl Benzene
  • Synthetic fiber such as Acrylic fiber, Nylon filament yarn, Polyester staple fiber, and Polyester filaments yarn
  • Polymers such as LDPE, LLDPE, HDPE, PVC, Polystyrene, and Poly propylene
  • Synthetic rubber such as Styrene butadiene and Poly butadiene

The advantages of manufacturing high class fuel oxygenates inIndia are -

  • Friendly government ofIndia policies
  • Low cost labor
  • Low and world class infrastructure
  • Strong technical education
  • Large number of science and engineering graduates
  • Quality output
  • Highly skilled workforce
  • Usage of innovative process
  • Good client relationships
  • Huge scope for innovation
  • Expansion of existing relationships
  • Huge demand in overseas markets
  • Availability of more technical work force
  • Increased number and quality of training facilities

Last Updated on 13 December 2011