Bhubaneswar: The 22nd Refining & Petrochemicals Technology Meet is going to be held here from January 13, 2018. Over 900 oil industry professionals from India and abroad will deliberate in the three-day Meet, organised by the Centre for High Technology (CHT), a satellite organisation of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, in association with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

The CHT advisor (Technical), R. Krishnamurthy, the Meet on the theme “Emerging Trends in Downstream Hydrocarbon Sector, will be inaugurated by union petroleum minister, Dharmendra Pradhan. Delegates from around 50 countries such Russia, Japan, China, Malaysia and the UAE would take part in the event, he said.

The Meet will facilitate exchange of global benchmark practices on technological advancements in hydrocarbon sector, petrochemicals, electric vehicles and impact on refining business, energy conservation, obtaining bio-oil from biomass and bio-refinery from bamboo feedstock, he said.

The prestigious energy performance awards of the Indian oil sector will be presented during the meet.