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Sustainable Products and their Benefits
Sustainable products, in present time, are the first and foremost focus area for chemical manufacturers across the world. The onus is not only on manufacturers, but retailers, suppliers of goods along with government authorities, other organisations and end consumers also has a big role to play. Santhosh Jayaram, Technical Director, Advisory - Climate Change and Sustainability, KPMG in India, writes*.
- Santhosh Jayaram
Technical Director, Advisory - Climate Change and Sustainability, KPMG
Carbon Sequestration: A Fresh Perspective
Carbon dioxide capture, transport and storage are the three major components of Carbon dioxide Capture and Sequestration (CCS). Technologies in all the aforesaid components play a vital role. Pradnya P Gune, Senior Technology Manager - Marketing, Aker Powergas Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, writes.
- Pradnya P Gune
Senior Technology Manager - Marketing, Aker Powergas Pvt Ltd
Striking Right Balance Between Heavy Supply Chain & Feedstock Cost
Huntsman has created a new position of Vice President & Managing Director - Indian subcontinent and appointed Steve Stilliard to this role. In an interaction with CEW, Stilliard talks about the new role and responsibilities.
- Steve Stilliard
VP & MD Indian Subcontinent, Huntsman
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
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