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
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.
IRPC '12: Indian Oil targets higher distillate
IRPC '12: Slurry technology to cut fuel oils
output, raise distillates - eni
IRPC '12: India chosen as site for 2013
IRPC '12: Europe HPI faces rising risk of
Greece exit from EU - consultant
IRPC guests mingled over drinks at a welcoming
reception on Wednesday night.
Event guests chatted Thursday morning on a coffee
A.S. Basu of Indian Oil discussed his company's future
eni's Francesco Misuraca spoke about his company's slurry
The "Red Room" was packed with listeners for eni's
presentation on slurry technology.
Dr. Matt Thundyil of GTC Technology discussed a modified
Alan Munns of ABB was animated during his talk on refinery product blending
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
HP editor Stephany Romanow chaired the Thursday
afternoon session on petrochemical/refining integration.
Kamil Marszalek of ORLEN Projekt S.A. talked about expanding
Carlo Gabriele Clerici of eni Refining & Marketing discussed
using diesel for bunker fuels.