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Digital transformation approach for chemical companies
Chetan Badhe - I G Petrochemicals Limited , Senior Manager - Digital Transformation

Digital transformation approach for chemical companies

Given the enormity and complexity of the task at hand, few key questions need to be answered?

Chemicals Management: Need in India and Benefits
Varun Singh Poonia - Deputy Industrial Adviser, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Chemicals Management: Need in India and Benefits

The development and establishment of an adequate institutional and regulatory framework is important for sound management of chemicals.

Plastics: Wonder or harmful material? Varun Singh Poonia, Deputy Industrial Adviser, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
Varun Singh Poonia - Deputy Industrial Adviser, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Plastics: Wonder or harmful material? Varun Singh Poonia, Deputy Industrial Adviser, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

More than 250 samples of bottled drinking water from nine different nations were tested in 2018, and it was discovered that 90% of the samples were contaminated with plastic, notably polypropylene (54%), nylon (16%), and polyethylene or PET (6 percent)

Accelerating energy transition through bioeconomy: Shishir Joshipura, CEO & MD, Praj Industries
Shishir Joshipura - CEO & MD, Praj Industries

Accelerating energy transition through bioeconomy: Shishir Joshipura, CEO & MD, Praj Industries

The global energy landscape continues to be dominated by fossil fuels. Over 73% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to energy consumption.

Changing matrix of Indian gas sector: Prashant Vasisht, VP & Co-Group Head – Corporate Ratings, ICRA
Prashant Vasisht - VP & Co-Group Head – Corporate Ratings, ICRA

Changing matrix of Indian gas sector: Prashant Vasisht, VP & Co-Group Head – Corporate Ratings, ICRA

Domestic gas prices have been notified at US $6.1/mmbtu for H1 FY2023 and have more than doubled from the gas price of US $2.9/mmbtu for H2 FY2022.

India - A Promising opportunity to become hydrogen hub: P. D. Samudra, Former CEO & MD, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India)
P. D. Samudra - Former CEO & MD, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India)

India - A Promising opportunity to become hydrogen hub: P. D. Samudra, Former CEO & MD, Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (India)

The” Green Hydrogen” is expected to revolutionise energy and feedstock sources for several applications including oil refining processes, production of fertilizers, Ammonia and Methanol as fuel, steel plants, transportation sector, injections in natural gas pipelines grid, synthetic fuels, buildings, etc.

Impact of AI and ML on logistics & supply chain: Sanket Seth, MD & Founder, Elixia Tech Solutions
Sanket Sheth - MD & Founder, Elixia Tech Solutions

Impact of AI and ML on logistics & supply chain: Sanket Seth, MD & Founder, Elixia Tech Solutions

Technology should be targeted and implemented across people, places, and processes over the entire chemical supply chain in order to bring in logistics efficiency

Achieving sustainability with CCUS: Ron Beck, Senior Director, Industry Marketing and Lawrence Ng, Vice President, APJ, Aspen Technology
Ron Beck - Senior Director Industry Marketing and Lawrence Ng, Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific, and Japan, Aspen Technology

Achieving sustainability with CCUS: Ron Beck, Senior Director, Industry Marketing and Lawrence Ng, Vice President, APJ, Aspen Technology

Carbon capture is necessary to achieve commitments while the world transitions to carbon-free energy sources.

Hybrid LNG & ammonia infrastructure: Key to India’s green economy
Rajiv Menon - Country Manager & MD – India, Black & Veatch

Hybrid LNG & ammonia infrastructure: Key to India’s green economy

Interest in ammonia will only grow as the world races towards decarbonisation. Backed by advances in emerging technologies, ammonia offers new opportunity to help accelerate the world’s transition to a carbon-free society

Shift towards digital twin
Partha Sur - General Manager – Technology, Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd

Shift towards digital twin

The capability supports three of the most powerful knowledge tools in human toolkit and these tools are basically for conceptualization, comparisons, and collaboration

Immersive learning provides training catalyst the chemicals workforce needs
Stephen Reynolds - Industry Principal – Chemicals, AVEVA

Immersive learning provides training catalyst the chemicals workforce needs

Upskilling a new generation of workers within the constraints of the new normal depends on cutting-edge solutions such as immersive training. Its benefits include plant-specific learning, reduced risks and costs, and faster training times

Carbon dioxide refineries of future and net zero goal: Prof. Ganpati D. Yadav, Emeritus Professor of Eminence and Former Vice Chancellor, ICT Mumbai
Prof. Ganpati D. Yadav - Emeritus Professor of Eminence and Former Vice Chancellor, Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai, ONGC Energy Centre

Carbon dioxide refineries of future and net zero goal: Prof. Ganpati D. Yadav, Emeritus Professor of Eminence and Former Vice Chancellor, ICT Mumbai

The utilization of CO2 as a feedstock for producing chemicals not only contributes to alleviating global climate changes caused by the increasing CO2 emissions but also provides a grand challenge in exploring new concepts and opportunities for catalytic and industrial development

Expanding petrochemical basket through R&D: S. Bharathan, Executive Director - R&D, HPCL
S. Bharthan - Executive Director - R&D, HPCL

Expanding petrochemical basket through R&D: S. Bharathan, Executive Director - R&D, HPCL

HPGRDC is working in developing novel polyolefins like polyethylene, polypropylene, drag reducing polymers, value addition of the C4 & C5 refinery stream into high reactive polyisobutylene & DCPD hydrocarbon resin

Digital Journey: Start Small, Fail Early and Revisit
Vivek Gupta - Joint VP & Head – Instrument & Digitalization, DCM Shriram Ltd

Digital Journey: Start Small, Fail Early and Revisit

The barrier to digital journey is not technology but it is the culture. Change Management is a must with strategy & vision along with a new operating model. People, Process & Technology (PPT) is taken as a three legged table to march on this digital journey

Impact of AI and ML on logistics & supply chain
Sanket Sheth - MD & Founder, Elixia Tech Solutions

Impact of AI and ML on logistics & supply chain

Technology should be targeted and implemented across people, places, and processes over the entire chemical supply chain in order to bring in logistics efficiency

Developing a better chemical supply chain: Bhavesh Baretha, Manager – Chemicals, Maersk South Asia
Bhavesh Baretha - Manager, Maersk South Asia

Developing a better chemical supply chain: Bhavesh Baretha, Manager – Chemicals, Maersk South Asia

Resilience in the chemical supply chains points toward the logistics partner’s robust ability to speed up or slow down the flow of goods depends on external requirements

Embracing sustainability to embrace growth: Sunil Chari, Co-founder & MD, Rossari Biotech
Sunil Chari - Co-founder & MD, Rossari Biotech

Embracing sustainability to embrace growth: Sunil Chari, Co-founder & MD, Rossari Biotech

The company adheres to sustainable manufacturing practices and embraces sustainability and eco-friendliness across its business operations

Colourful time for Indian chemical industry : Jashan Bhumkar, Director, Soujanya Color
Jashan Bhumkar - Director, Soujanya Color

Colourful time for Indian chemical industry : Jashan Bhumkar, Director, Soujanya Color

The company has expanded its horizons by setting up a new division - Soujanya Life Sciences for key ingredients in pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals

Accelerating M&A agenda for Indian ChemCos : Amita Parekh and Amit Gandhi, MD and Partner, BCG India
Amit Gandhi and Amita Parekh - MD & Partner , BCG India

Accelerating M&A agenda for Indian ChemCos : Amita Parekh and Amit Gandhi, MD and Partner, BCG India

However, 2021 was a special year as around 42% of deals, by value, were

Specialty Chemicals - The next sunshine industry: M. P. Aggarwal, Promoter, Sajjan India
M. P. Aggarwal - Promoter, Sajjan India

Specialty Chemicals - The next sunshine industry: M. P. Aggarwal, Promoter, Sajjan India

Having emerged as a strong alternative to China, Indian specialty chemicals industry could have a clear edge albeit promising policies and diversification by key players

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