F07 – Competitive refining technologies
Monday 10 July 13:30 - 15:00 (Hall 2)
Poster Session Tuesday 11 July 11:00-13:00 (Poster Plaza)


This Forum focusses on improving the economics of refinery processes in order to make them more competitive. This can be done in particular through energy savings and efficient feedstock utilization. Both are strongly related to improved catalysts and optimized separation steps (distillation, molecular sieve separation or membrane separation, process intensification). The Forum will also showcase optimization of processes with respect to matching the product yields and specifications with the market demands, based on the feedstock available. Typical examples are gasoline vs. diesel yield, octane number, sulphur and hydrogen management etc.

Chair: Prof. Meena Marafi
Executive Director, Petroleum Research Center,
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait
Vice Chair: Dr. Carl Mesters 
Chief Scientist Catalysis & Chemistry, Shell International Exploration & Production, USA

Papers / Posters