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Union Budget should focus on PLI, RoDTEP, and duty structure: Rajendra V. Gogri
Rajendra V. Gogri - CMD, Aarti Industries Limited

Union Budget should focus on PLI, RoDTEP, and duty structure: Rajendra V. Gogri

India is facing cut throat competition from other Asian giants like China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, and South Korea

Alkali Chemicals: Crucial for Industries
Maulik Patel - Chairman & Managing Director, Meghmani Finechem Limited

Alkali Chemicals: Crucial for Industries

CAGR production of chemicals and petrochemicals during the period 2015-16 to 2019-20 was 5.74% where Alkali chemicals share accounted for 70% of total chemical production

Specialty chemicals to witness multi-year growth cycle
Prashant Vasisht & Sai Krishna - ICRA Limited

Specialty chemicals to witness multi-year growth cycle

Overall, the specialty segment is expected to grow by 10-12% per annum over the next few years

Building a digital reliability platform for chemical plant
Sean Gregerson - Vice President - Global Asset Performance Management, AVEVA

Building a digital reliability platform for chemical plant

Forward-looking companies are looking to end-to-end DRP to predict equipment health, monitor performance, and enable advanced maintenance to eliminate unplanned downtime

India’s efforts towards Global carbon neutrality
MP Sukumaran Nair - Director, Centre for Green Technology & Management

India’s efforts towards Global carbon neutrality

India’s production of grey hydrogen amounts to 7 million tonnes per year.

Promising growth for speciality chemicals: Anand Desai, MD, Anupam Rasayan India
Anand Desai - MD, Anupam Rasayan India

Promising growth for speciality chemicals: Anand Desai, MD, Anupam Rasayan India

Factors contributing for the structural growth of the sector in India is the increase in outsourcing opportunities due to global consolidation and domestic demand, fueled by burgeoning consumption, creating R&D ecosystem and rolling out sector specific PLI schemes

Why we’re investing $15 billion in a lower-carbon future: Darren W. Woods, Chairman & CEO, ExxonMobil
Darren W. Woods - Chairman & CEO, ExxonMobil

Why we’re investing $15 billion in a lower-carbon future: Darren W. Woods, Chairman & CEO, ExxonMobil

We see tremendous opportunities to use our technology and expertise in carbon capture and storage, hydrogen, and biofuels to support meaningful reductions in global emissions.

Timely policies & technologies vital to revitalize India’s ethanol ecosystem
Milind S. Patke - Former Executive Director – Biofuels, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd

Timely policies & technologies vital to revitalize India’s ethanol ecosystem

Most of the stakeholders including producers, buyers, technology providers, and farmers have to work in tandem to create a win-win situation

A Day in the Life of a Process Engineer:   Looking Back and Looking Forward with Self-Service Analytics
Mike Malone - Process Engineer, Toray Plastics and Eduardo Hernadez

A Day in the Life of a Process Engineer: Looking Back and Looking Forward with Self-Service Analytics

In nearly 26 years of process engineering work at Toray Plastics (America), with almost 20 of those years in direct support of manufacturing, working on rotating 12-hour shifts, my team and I have faced and have overcome many challenges.

Commercialising Green Hydrogen: Amrit S Deo, Sr. MD, FTI Consulting
Amrit Singh Deo - Sr. MD, FTI Consulting

Commercialising Green Hydrogen: Amrit S Deo, Sr. MD, FTI Consulting

India should assess the competitive advantage that it offers global H2 players and investors that would encourage them to bring technology and investments to India

Infrastructure investment and adoption of technology can make India “Aatmanirbhar” in the global agriculture value chain
Sanjiv Lal - MD & CEO, Rallis India

Infrastructure investment and adoption of technology can make India “Aatmanirbhar” in the global agriculture value chain

Continuous investment in innovation and R&D will drive agricultural productivity and yield enhancement, and offer an entire suite of agri-inputs to the farmer community

Emerging Crop Science Scenario
Simon Wiebusch - COO, Crop Science Division of Bayer for India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka

Emerging Crop Science Scenario

Creating end-to-end crop value chains and strong linkages to farmers and farmer collectives will expand its global competitiveness

Role of Digitisation in the Chemical Industry
Bhudeep Hathi - Managing Director - Chemicals Lead, Accenture Technology India

Role of Digitisation in the Chemical Industry

Chemical companies have passed the proof-of-concept stage and are now running pilots or beginning to partially scale up digital efforts

The Power of Four
Craig Hayman - Chief Executive Officer, AVEVA

The Power of Four

Combination of digitization, automation, sustainability and data will be the key differentiator

How to make “Atmanirbharta” a reality for the Indian chemical sector: A Perspective
S S Acharya & Ajey Nandurkar - Mott MacDonald India, .

How to make “Atmanirbharta” a reality for the Indian chemical sector: A Perspective

Indian chemical industry will require between US$75bn and US$100bn in capital investment to create new manufacturing facilities

India should focus on pharma intermediates self-sufficiency
Dr. K. Nagaiah - CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad, Chief Scientist & Head - Centre for Natural Product and Traditional Knowledge

India should focus on pharma intermediates self-sufficiency

India’s dependency on China for pharma intermediates can change if there is a proper coordination between educational institutes, research institutes and pharma manufacturers

Government should prevent the illegal cultivation of HT Cotton, says ACFI
Dr. Kalyan Goswami - DG, ACFI

Government should prevent the illegal cultivation of HT Cotton, says ACFI

As per draft order, Indian Govt has proposed to limit sale of glyphosate herbicide to only those who are involved in pest control operations.

AI-powered drones for precision agriculture : The secret to scaling and sustenance
Ankit Mehta - Co-founder & CEO, ideaForge Technology

AI-powered drones for precision agriculture : The secret to scaling and sustenance

According to a study, the global drone market within agriculture would grow at 35.9% CAGR (2020-25) to reach $5.7 billion by 2025.

Need for intelligent chemical dosing pumps
Girish Laxmeshwar - AVP, Grundfos India

Need for intelligent chemical dosing pumps

Equipped with adaptive controls and state-of-the-art technology, digital dosing solutions can provide any alterations in stroke speed and ensure optimum accuracy.

COVID-19: Imbalances in chemical industry
Kumar Swamy - Managing Director, F-Intressenter India

COVID-19: Imbalances in chemical industry

The imbalances will take time but one has to change their behaviour and also ways of working to get the desired result

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