A Sinochem petrochemical project under construction in Quanzhou, Fujian province, is expected to provide clean gasoline to reduce vehicle emissions for the province when it is completed by the end of the year.
The Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical Project will use world-class advanced technology and equipment to refine crude oil to meet the Euro V emissions standard, the most environmentally friendly standard. The project has a production capability of eight million tons of clean gasoline each year.
“People now talk a lot about PM 2.5 (airborne particles measuring 2.5 microns or less in diameter, as an element in the appraisal criteria for air quality). Since I started working in Fujian in 2006, I have been spoiled by the fresh air here. The Sinochem Quanzhou petrochemical project will further contribute to Fujian’s good environment,” said Shen Bin,a worker with the project..
In a bid to promote clean gasoline, Quanzhou Sinochem has started to set up gas stations throughout the province, and several in southern Fujian have already been put into use
“We’re using world-class environmental protection technology and we’re investing more than 2 billion yuan ( $250.4 million) in environmental protection, which accounts for 7 percent of the total investment,” said another worker with the project.
In addition, the project will help develop petrochemical industrial chains dominated by ethylene, and boost light industry, farming, machine manufacturing, communication and transportation.
Edited by Yang Jie, Zhao Qian and Niva Whyman