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ERTC looks to petrochemicals

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

With future profit for refiners influenced by their petrochemical production capacity, ERTC has confirmed more petrochemical content at this year’s conference, which will be held on 27 – 30 November in Cannes, France.

Presentations will include:

  • IHS Markit: ‘Outlook for the Global Chemical Industry’.
  • Neste: ‘Ikea and Neste: Piloting Renewable Plastics to Fit in the Future Energy Mix’.
  • ThyssenKrupp: ‘Consequences of the US Shale Gas Boom on the Downstream Petrochemical Industry’.

The conference will host nine technical co-presented case studies, which can help attendees understand how technology can be successfully applied in refineries or plants. Presentations include Axens and Total, AspenTech and CEPSA, UOP and Heide Refinery, and Shell Pernis Refinery and SGS.

ERTC also has an impressive line-up of Total speakers including Christophe Vuillez, SVP, Strategy, Development & Research; Jean Viallefont, Vice President, Polymers Europe; Francis Parmentier, Project Director, La Mède Refinery, Nicolas Aimard, VP Process and Pre-Projects; and Thierry Adolphe, Digital Officer, Industry.

This year’s conference will also gather four CEO and Presidents from UOP, Axens, ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC and Shell Catalysts and Technology Licensing to address the best in pioneering technologies during the Technology Trend Setters Panel.

Head of Refining Analysis, Richard de Cauz, will also present BP’s Energy Outlook in the context of the downstream industry. Richard will offer short, medium and long-term lessons and insights about where energy is heading over the next few decades.

And, finally, as one of Europe’s largest bio refineries comes into operation this summer, Total’s Project Director of La Mède Refinery Francis Parmentier will headline the second day’s plenary, providing exclusive insight on the first world-class facility of its type in France.

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