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Utilisation of Coal in India: Opportunities for Petrochemicals
Coal is an important source that can play a vital role in boosting any countries economy. India is one of the countries that have plentiful of coal reserves. Utilising the source in the best possible manner can be proved to be highly signifi cant of country’s petrochemical sector. Bipin V Vora, Consultant, UOP Fellow (Retired), UOP LLC; Mark Turowicz, MD, UOP Asia Ltd; Mike Cleveland, Director, Petrochemicals, UOP LLC; and Joseph Gregor, Business Director, UOP LLC, A Honeywell Company, share their perspective.
- Bipin V Vora
Consultant, UOP Fellow (Retired), UOP LLC
"Expansions to Drive GACL's Growth"
Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Ltd (GACL) has joined hands with National Aluminium Company (Nalco) for setting up a caustic soda project at Dahej in Gujarat, says M S Dagur, Managing Director, GACL. Excerpts from the interview:
- M S Dagur
Managing Director, GACL
Future of Indian Chemical Industry
Z F Lashkari, President, YezPer Consultants, has highlighted the issues, which need to be addressed to establish strong foundation for bright future of Indian Chemical Industry.
- Z F Lashkari
President
YezPer Consultants
"Focusing on Global Soda Ash Market"
With a wide range of products under three categories - namely Living essentials, Industry essentials, and Farm essentials - Tata Chemicals Ltd has been successful in achieving its aim - to touch people's lives in a way such that they can live better, eat better and work better. R Mukundan, Managing Director, Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL), talks about the company and its future plans.
- R Mukundan
Managing Director
Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL)
"Innovating in India for India"
The Dow Chemical Company and Saudi Aramco have jointly formed Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara) to construct an integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City II, in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It will be the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase. India is likely to be benefitted with this facility the most, says Vipul Shah, Chairman, CEO and President, Dow Chemical International Pvt Ltd. (Dow India). In an exclusive interview with CEW, he further talks about the transformation and restructuring of Dow and shares insights into the company's future plans.
Vipul Shah
Chairman, CEO & President
Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd.
India: Hydrogen Economy
Hydrogen Economy is undoubtedly an effective strategy to reduce the increasing amount of carbon in the atmosphere due to the usage of hydrocarbon fuels. The growth of manufacturing sector in developing countries has increased the demand of hydrocarbon fuels manifolds. K. Venkataramanan, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro provides an insight into the Hydrogen Economy.
K. Venkataramanan
Chief Executive Officer & M D
Larsen & Toubro
Towards Sustainable Economic Growth
Biorefining, around the world, is in nascent stage. However, in some of the countries constant support from government and research institutions has accelerated the growth of the sector remarkably. Being an agriculture nation, India also has bright chances to develop biorefineries as a potential alternative to fossil fuel plants. In a detailed conversation with CEW, Samir Somaiya, Chairman and Managing Director, Godavari Biorefineries Ltd, talks about the scope and opportunities in biorefining sector in the country.
Samir Somaiya
Chairman and Managing Director
Godavari Biorefineries Ltd
"Feedstock Availability and Inadequate Infrastructure Need to be Addressed"
With five business units in Jhagadia Chemical Park, Lanxess has invested hugely in Gujarat. Dr Joerg Strassburger, Country Representative & Managing Director, LANXESS India Private Limited elucidates company’s future plans and highlights the issues that affect Indian chemical industry.
Dr Joerg Strassburger
Country Representative & MD
Lanxess India Pvt Ltd
Hitting the Bull's Eye With Sustainability, Expansion and R&D
Spanning for over a century, BASF has become an integral part of India’s chemical industry with a diverse portfolio of safe, innovative products and future-ready solutions. Strengthening its foothold even further with its upcoming chemical complex in Dahej, Prasad Chandran, Chairman, BASF Companies in India & Head South Asia, talks about the project and various initiaves taken by BASF in India, along with future plans.
Prasad Chandran, Chairman,
BASF Companies in India & Head South Asia
"India will Attract Major Investments in Near Future"
With an investment of 1000 crores to set up a new chemical production site at the Dahej PCPIR in Gujarat, BASF has added one more feather to its cap. Prasad Chandran, Chairman, BASF Companies in India & Head - South Asia explains company’s strategies to strengthen its position in the country and more.
Prasad Chandran
Chairman, BASF Companies
in India & Head - South Asia