Iran succeeds in production of methanol-based gasoline -official
Managing Director of National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIODC) said Iran is pioneer in using new generation of gasoline, adding that the country's scientists are working on production of new type gasoline which is based on methanol, IRNA reported.
'Methanol-based gasoline utilizing domestic materials and expertise will be produced in the country and it is presently at experimental level,' Jalil Salari said on Sunday in Tehran.
'Our country is a pioneer in production of E5 or Ethanol-based gasoline and NIODC had previously a joint venture with Oil Industry Research Center which was approved by the relevant bodies,' the official added.
He noted that the feasibility studies in this regard have been carried out in cooperation with Iranian Ethanol Society.
'Due to the fact that this gasoline is based on methanol, it attracts moisture and water. Hence, this gasoline should be used under conditions that are completely free of water and moisture and without any leak point,' Salari added.