Call For Papers

The Call for Papers is now closed.

All of the abstracts submitted will be sent to our Advisory Board to be graded.

Submission is free; however successful abstracts are subject to a speaker registration fee.


If you’re unsure about the Call for Papers process, find top tips and FAQ in our How-to guide here.

Abstract Topics for 2020 are:

  • Refining-Petchem Integration and New Routes to Olefins/ Aromatics
  • Catalyst Technologies
  • Operational Excellence, Process Optimisation & Margin Improvement
  • Refinery Configuration and Conversion Technologies
  • Clean Fuels, Biofuels & Alternative Fuel Production
  • Digitalisation Technologies
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Carbon capture, GHG reduction and other clean technologies
  • Maintenance and Reliability
  • Global Demand & the Role of Refineries in the Energy Transition and the circular economy

More information on each topic can be found here.

Abstracts will be graded based on evidence of:

  • Innovation
  • Novelty/vision
  • Originality
  • Exclusivity to ERTC
  • Potential for impact in the industry


  • Evidence of operating experience
  • Regional relevance, practicality and operability
  • Soundness
  • Strength of validation
  • Quality of presentation
  • Industrial case studies with valuable lessons learned
  • Clear takeaways and realised benefits
  • Imminence of interest

Additional Recognition

Additional recognition will be given to co-presented client case studies.

Read more about guidelines here.


If you have any questions regarding the Call for Papers, please take a look at our Guide below or contact Sandil Sanmugam, on +44 207384 7744 or