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Another plume in NRL’s beret
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, May 15 - Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has bagged the prestigious National Technology Award-2017 instituted by the Technology Development Board under the Centre’s Department of Science and Technology for commercialisation of wax de-oiling technology developed jointly in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Engineers India Limited.

The award, comprising of Rs 25 lakh and a trophy, was presented by President Pranab Mukherjee to NRL MD P Padmanabhan and NRL Director (Finance) SK Barua in the presence of Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan at a function organised to celebrate the 19th National Technology Day at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi recently, an NRL statement said.

The 50,000-MT NRL Wax Plant commissioned in March 2015 at a cost of Rs 676 crore is the country’s largest wax-producing unit leveraging on the inherent properties of wax-rich crude oil from the oil fields of Assam.

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