Higher efficiency internal combustion engines, increasing hybridisation and the rise of e-mobility are eroding transport fuel demand leaving refiners to seek ways to transform naphtha and diesel into more valuable products. Future profit for refiners will be very much influenced by their petrochemical production capacity and as such must route more streams from fuel products to petrochemical products in order to maximize margins. Adding flexibility and petrochemical integration is a key survival strategy for refiners.
With this in mind, as part of this year’s ERTC, we’ve confirmed bigger and better dedicated petrochemical content as part of the GPS plenary, including:
- IHS Markit: Outlook for the Global Chemical Industry
- Neste: Ikea and Neste: Piloting Renewable Plastics to Fit in the Future Energy Mix
- Evonik: Improving Flexibility for Optimised Performance
- ThyssenKrupp: New Technologies to Increase Petrochemical Production
As well as a high-level panel discussion addressing “Increasing Chemical Production to Match Growing Demand”
- Krisztina Petrényiné Szabo, Head of Group Petrochemicals, Product Management, MOL Group
- Francesca Reverberi, Business Vice President, Performance Plastics, Trinseo
- Jean Viallefont, Vice President, Polymers Europe, Total
- Rosa Jiménez, Head of Strategy, CEPSA Quimica
Providing your technical fix, the agenda features two streams dedicated to “Refinery-Petchem Integration” and “Optimising Petrochemical Production through Technology and Operations”.