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Rerefinery to be built in Turkey

CIS BASE OILS AND LUBRICANTS

Rerefinery to be built in Turkey

Turkish waste oil collector Tayras has announced the construction of a plant that will produce an API Group II from used lubricants, Lubes'n'Greases reports.

The project will make 42,000 t/y of Group II, and its price tag is $38 million. The facility will be operational in October 2020, and it will have the capacity to process 60,000 metric tons per year of waste oil.

According to Tayras CEO Mehmet Afsin, Turkey generates around 300,000 t/y of waste oil.

Afsin said the facility will use current multiple distillation and hydroprocessing technology. In addition to automated waste oil receiving, storage, and refining units, it will include a 3,000 square-foot research and development lab accredited to the ISO/IEC 17025 specification.

Hydrogen used by the plant will be made from natural gas using steam methane reformer technology. All gases and wastes are processed in a thermal oxidizer via a closed system that eliminates emissions, Afsin said.