The ADIPEC 2024 Downstream Technical Conference will promote the exchange of best practice, drives innovation and unlocks market opportunities for investment and growth that will help refining and petrochemical operators navigate the shifting energy demand through collaboration and partnerships. In 2024 the conference will continue to bring together downstream leaders, experts and innovators from across the energy industry to share the latest strategies, technologies and best practice on operational transformation, circularity, energy efficiency, hydrogen capabilities and talent management.
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Downstream Technical CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
Organised by dmg events, the ADIPEC 2023 Downstream Technical Conference hosted downstream leaders, experts and innovators from across the energy industry to share the latest strategies, technologies and best practice on operational transformation, circularity, energy efficiency, hydrogen capabilities and talent management.
Attended by more than 15,000 delegates and over 1,600 speakers from across the globe, the ADIPEC 2023 Conferences offered unrivalled high-level networking opportunities and thought-leadership insights on the future of energy.
Crude oil-to-chemicals (COTC) technology: feedstock availability, options available for refinery configuration and capital efficiency, operational reliability, COTC feasibility based on end-product supply-demand and market dynamics
E-cracker technology: electric cracker projects with high potential to reduce CO2 emissions
Refining technology and processing developments: catalytic and thermal cracking, advanced hydrocracker reaction and fractionation units, delayed coking units, contaminants removal, alkylation and polymerisation, isomerisation, energy efficiency, improvements to increase yield of light ends, improved fluid catalytic cracking (FCC), upgrading of FCC gasoline, production of valuable chemicals; extractive distillation processes and by-products
Refining and petrochemical integration, supply chain management and feedstock optimisation and diversification: crude oil derivatives including naphtha and LPG, NGLs, etc.
Brownfield revamping, expansion, conversion and developments
Heavy oil: flow measurement and control of heavy oil steam, metal contamination from heavy oil processing, desalting refinery heavy feeds
Routes to olefins (ethylene and propylene) and aromatics reforming (benzene, toluene, xylene isomers) – evolving economical and technology aspects
Advanced fuels marketing and distribution technologies from refinery to retail station: efficiency, safety and security
6. CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY (CERE)
Chemical recycling integration into refineries and petrochemicals
Mechanical recycling vs chemical recycling: technology, products yield(s) and qualities, economy, legislation
Refinery waste: spent catalyst disposal, hazardous waste, waste utilisation, metal recovery; spent catalyst recycling: de-oiling, drying, grinding, sieving, and decoking; water waste and treatment
Innovations in reducing adverse environmental impacts of plastic waste to meet sustainable downstream practices
Innovations in recycling technologies and sustainability projects; redesigning of plastic products towards sustainability
Impacts of circular economy: plastics recycling effects on petrochemical feedstocks and monomers/polymers yield(s) and qualities, enhancing recycling rate and quality, melting, reuse and cracking to make heavy oil from plastics
Business models for circular economy growth: circular supply chain, recovery and recycling, product life extension
Circular business models in the downstream chain: challenges and opportunities that drive economic transformation
Catalyst regeneration and recycling, secondary feedstock and used motor oil processing
Green chemistry: sourcing rare chemicals, designing safer chemical products, accessing renewable feedstocks
Zero routine flaring: technologies and initiatives
10. HUMAN CAPITAL AND TALENT MANAGEMENT (HCTM) New
Key competencies of new talents that will lead the industry post-2030
Remaining a flexible and agile industry in the age of decarbonisation
Leadership readiness and succession planning
Leveraging technology to develop future leaders
Digital training and talent upskill
Promoting gender equality in the downstream industry: leadership collaborations, and mentoring
Motivating the workforce of the future: attracting new talents to join the industry, meeting the expectations of young engineers in the decarbonisation era, university, industry collaborations and programmes
" ADIPEC enables organisations to collaborate with various industry leaders across the energy value chain on the same platform. The Downstream Technical Conference facilitates the exchange of ideas on various megatrends that support petrochemical companies to have a competitive edge amidst the energy transition and evolving market dynamics. "