By Ben DuBose
MILAN, Italy -- The 2012 agenda of the International Refining and Petrochemical Conference began on Tuesday, June 12, and concluded on Thursday, June 14.
This year, IRPC featured more than 40 presentations with special focus on the topics of heavy oil, hydrogen, environment/safety, energy efficiency, petrochemical/refinery integration and biofuels/clean fuels.
Posted below are highlights from Day 2, including news stories, pictures and videos. For further details, visit the IRPC website. To see the Day 1 recap, please click here.
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IRPC guests mingled over drinks at a welcoming reception on Wednesday night.
Event guests chatted Thursday morning on a coffee break.
A.S. Basu of Indian Oil discussed his company's future refining plans.
eni's Francesco Misuraca spoke about his company's slurry technology projects.
The "Red Room" was packed with listeners for eni's presentation on slurry technology.
Dr. Matt Thundyil of GTC Technology discussed a modified Claus Process.
Alan Munns of ABB was animated during his talk on refinery product blending optimization.
Michael P. Heisel of ITS Reaktortechnik GmbH shared thoughts on sulfur recovery.
Conversations were active Thursday at both the Walter Tosto and eni exhibition booths.
Business cards were exchanged at the ABB booth for downstream solutions.
HP editor Stephany Romanow chaired the Thursday afternoon session on petrochemical/refining integration.
Kamil Marszalek of ORLEN Projekt S.A. talked about expanding throughputs.
Carlo Gabriele Clerici of eni Refining & Marketing discussed using diesel for bunker fuels.