Kumar, P.

Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL), Bangalore, India

Pramod Kumar is a Chief Manager at HPCL’s R&D center in Bangalore. He has more than 16 yr of experience in process design, research, engineering and technical services in the areas of fluid catalytic cracking, visbreaking, delayed coking and biomass pyrolysis. He holds an MTech degree in chemical engineering from the IIT at Kanpur.

Production of renewable fuels in existing refinery assets: A cost-effective coprocessing strategy

Kumar Dhar, P., Meesala, L., Kumar, P., Valavarasu, G., Rao, P. V. C., Sriganesh, G., Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL)

Vegetable oils are a renewable biomass resource used in the production of biofuels. Biodiesel production from transesterification of vegetable oils (fatty acid methyl ester, or FAME) is the primary route for producing biofuels from vegetable oils.

Visbreaking technology: Is it obsolete, or is there potential for upgrade?

Kumar, P., Rao, P. V. C., Choudary, N. V., Sriganesh, G., Singh, P., Kumar, K. M., Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL)

Visbreaking technology is a well-known, simple thermal cracking process for residual oils.

Improve FCC margins by processing more vacuum residue in feed

Shidhaye, H., Kukade, S., Kumar, P., Rao, P. V. C., Choudary, N. V., Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL)

With the greater processing of heavy crude oils in refineries, the importance of fluid catalytic cracking units (FCCUs) has increased.