Date: Tuesday, 27 April 2021
Time: 17:30 - 18:45 CEST
Session code IBO.5
Advances in Low Carbon Fuels
Axens’ Renewable Technology Suite: an Indicator of Sustainable Carbon Footprint Reduction
Short Introductive summary
The world today is facing unprecedented economic situation due to several unforeseen challenges. These challenges invoke the need to be prepared for the unknown and take proactive steps in answering them. In the same way, the chemicals and transportation fuel sectors are facing multiple challenges that are reducing their dependence on petroleum resources with cost-competitive solutions and address today’s environmental concerns - sustainability and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
In Axens, we have addressed these challenges through the production of advanced biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass or vegetable oil & fats. With Green House Gas (GHG) emissions reduction of at least 90% compared to fossil gasoline, Futurol™ technology addresses these challenges through the production of cellulosic ethanol from various non-food biomasses suitable for fuel and chemical applications alike. The presentation will give a highlight of Futurol™ technology: organization of the development as well as its resulting technology offer with differentiating features and flexibility that is a stringent mandate for year-round operation.
Experienced business professional with strong background in Oil & energy business, Varun started his career in one of the global engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) company responsible for the detail engineering of various refining & petrochemical projects. In his last role, Varun was responsible for sales activities for Axens' process licensing business unit within its subsidiary. Currently, he is responsible for business development of renewables technologies for the production of biofuels and bio based chemicals.
He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering & Masters in Business Management (MBA) from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
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Session reference: IBO.5.5