S&P Global Commodity Insights
Senior Vice President, Fuels, Chemicals & Resource Solutions
Indorama Ventures (Integrated Oxide Derivatives Division)
Senior Vice President Business, Marketing & Innovation
PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
S&P Global Commodity Insights
Sr. Vice President Geopolitics and International Affairs
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Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) is a globally-recognized, diversified, energy cluster, with a world-leading hydrocarbon processing industry. Our region’s cluster model provides improved industrial efficiencies and land-use, reduces industrial GHG footprint, and promotes increased innovation. AIHA is also home to two refinery complexes with carbon capture technology and the World’s largest CO2 pipeline. Companies in our region are among the world’s lowest cost producers of low carbon hydrogen and we are well-positioned to lead the World in a low-carbon, low-emissions energy future.
Chemical Week is the world's leading source of news, data and analysis in the chemical industry.
Our globally respected chemical business insight is founded on 100+ years of editorial excellence that informs all our channels, including Chemweek.com, Business Daily, Chemical Week LIVE, and Chemical Week Magazine.
Whether you are seeking real-time news and authoritative editorial analysis from all global chemical markets to help you make better decisions, or planning a marketing campaign to reach international decision-makers across different sectors, our editorial standards and global audiences provide you with the unparalleled expertise and coverage you need.
InvestSaudi is Saudi Arabia’s nation-wide investment attraction and promotion brand. Overseen by the ministry of investment (MISA). InvestSaudi is designed to provide a clear, unified, and effective message about the Kingdom’s investment opportunities to all investors. It is therefore the primary point of contact for foreign investors seeking assistance before, during, and after their entry into the Kingdom. For Investor to Obtain a license, it takes only two documents (reduced from 12) and within 3 hours where investors can apply on line anywhere in the world.
Saudi Arabia is home to one of the most advances chemical industries globally, thanks to decades of cumulative investment in the chemical sector, and is a global leader in the production of chemical products across all segments-basic, intermediate, and specialty.
Under vision 2030 the Kingdom has ambitious plans to grow the sector even further and double its size by 2030, unlocking new opportunities for investors across the entire value chain. Chemical investors in Saudi Arabia enjoy a cost-competitive environment and a strong eco system that includes world-class universities, R&D centers, suppliers, infrastructure, and logistics.
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KPMG firms are a leading provider of advisory, audit, and tax services to the chemicals and materials industry. KPMG firms operate in 143 countries and territories with more than 265,000 partners and employees working in member firms around the world. KPMG professionals understand the new realities of today's chemical industry and have extensive experience working with the world's leading chemicals and performance technology companies.
KPMG is a global organization of independent professional services firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. KPMG is the brand under which the member firms of KPMG International Limited (“KPMG International”) operate and provide professional services. “KPMG” is used to refer to individual member firms within the KPMG organization or to one or more member firms collectively.
We help organizations across the private, public, and social sectors create the Change that Matters most to them.
From the C-suite to the front line, we partner with our clients to transform their organizations, embed technology into everything they do, and build enduring capabilities.
With exceptional people in 65 countries, we combine global expertise and local insight to help you turn your ambitious goals into reality.
ABB is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels.
With over 5 decades of experience in delivery of complex projects within the chemicals and refining industries, ABB provides products, solutions and services that enhance the productivity and energy efficiency of a broad range of chemical processes, from the smallest batch plant to the largest continuous petrochemical complex, enabling a pathway to sustainable operations because we know that these efficiencies make the world of difference.
ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy providers and chemical manufacturers, develops and applies next-generation technologies to help safely and responsibly meet the world’s growing needs for energy and high-quality chemical products.
We hold an industry-leading inventory of global oil and natural gas resources. We are a leading marketer of petroleum products, and our chemical company ranks among the world’s largest. We continue to innovate and selectively invest across our integrated portfolio, creating long-term shareholder value by increasing energy supply in a safe, affordable, and environmentally responsible way.
An industry leader in almost every aspect of the energy and chemical manufacturing businesses, we operate facilities or market products in most of the world’s countries, explore for oil and natural gas on six continents, and research and develop next-generation technologies to help meet the dual challenge of fueling global economies while addressing the risks of climate change.
Lummus Technology is the global leader in developing process technologies that make modern life possible and focus on a more sustainable, low carbon future. Lummus is a master licensor of clean energy, petrochemical, refining, gas processing and renewable technologies, and a supplier of catalysts, proprietary equipment, digitalization and related lifecycle services to customers worldwide. To learn more about Lummus, visit www.LummusTechnology.com
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,700 employees in North America and had sales of $25.9 billion in 2021. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com/us.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.
At Burns & McDonnell, our engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants do more than plan, design and construct. With a mission unchanged since 1898 — make our clients successful — our more than 7,000 professionals partner with you on the toughest challenges, constantly working to make the world an amazing place.
As a 100 percent employee-owned firm rated in the top 5 percent for safety, each professional brings an ownership mentality to our projects. That means we think like owners, working through each challenge until it’s resolved, exceeding our clients’ goals. This dedication and drive positions us as a leader across the many industries we serve, including the Oil, Gas and Chemicals markets.
Gevo’s mission is to transform renewable energy and low-carbon carbohydrates into drop-in transportation fuels, such as gasoline and jet fuel. These liquid hydrocarbons can be used for drop-in transportation that when burned have the potential to yield net-zero greenhouse gas emissions when measured across the full lifecycle of the products. Gevo uses low-carbon renewable resource-based carbohydrates as raw materials and is in an advanced state of developing renewable electricity and renewable natural gas for use in production processes, resulting in low-carbon fuels with substantially reduced carbon intensity. Gevo believes that the ANL GREET model, inclusive of climate-smart ag practices and carbon capture and sequestration, is the best standard for life cycle inventory.
Heartland Polymers is bringing fresh energy and new ideas to the global polymer industry as North America’s first integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) producer.
Due to its integrated nature, deliberate sustainable design and technology choices, the Heartland complex emits less greenhouse gas emissions and uses less water consumption compared to polypropylene facilities around the globe meaning that Heartland Polymers is a world leader in sustainable polymer operations.
Heartland polymers is focused on shaping a new standard of reliable supply by connecting to a vast network of storage facilities, uses state-of-the-art GPS to track all shipment activity, and leverages Western Canada’s abundant supply of natural propane ensuring customers exceptional reliability on a go-forward basis. Heartland Polymers is ready to serve polypropylene customers with something better.
Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, listed in Thailand (Bloomberg ticker IVL.TB), is one of the world’s leading petrochemicals producers, with a global manufacturing footprint across Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe and Americas. The company’s portfolio comprises Integrated PET, Olefins, Fibers, Packaging and Specialty Chemicals. Indorama Ventures products serve major FMCG and automotive sectors, i.e. beverages, hygiene, personal care, tire and safety segments.
Indorama Ventures is firmly committed to developing technologies and processes that use post-consumer PET and polyester waste materials as feedstock for the future. We intend to ensure all aspects of the circular economy come to fruition, reducing waste found in the environment. The Company is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI).
The MAST initiative is a strategy for chemical industry growth in the state of Alabama. Promotion of the MAST initiative is a collaboration between Alabama Power, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and leaders of state and local industry.
Alabama’s MAST Corridor near Mobile, Alabama, is home to more than 25 chemical facilities. Along with a skilled labor force, a thoroughly integrated transportation infrastructure, a robust economy and immediate proximity to the Port of Mobile, the corridor provides an ideal platform for future growth.
Spanning 60 miles through the communities of McIntosh, Axis, Saraland and Theodore, the MAST Corridor’s chemical industry employs approximately 4,000 people, generates combined annual payrolls of about $500 million and has an economic impact of $1.9 billion annually. The corridor is served by the nation’s 11th-largest port, 1,300 miles of inland waterways and five Class 1 railroads.
MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is a global leader in transportation and logistics, privately owned and founded in 1970 by Gianluigi Aponte. As one of the world’s leading container shipping lines, MSC has 675 offices across 155 countries worldwide with the MSC Group employing over 150,000 people. With access to an integrated network of road, rail and sea transport resources which stretches across the globe, the company prides itself on delivering global service with local knowledge. MSC’s shipping line sails on more than 260 trade routes, calling at over 500 ports.
For more information visit www.msc.com
NextChem is Maire Tecnimont’s company operating in the field of green chemistry and technologies for the energy transition.
NextChem has set up two subsidiaries. MyRechemical is NextChem’s company dedicated to Waste to Chemicals technology. MyReplast Industries operates in the recycling of post-consumer plastic waste, using NextChem‘s proprietary MyReplastTM Upcycling technology.
NextChem has a portfolio of proprietary technologies, exclusively licensed technologies, and technology integration capabilities. Furthermore, NextChem is involved as a partner and coordinator in several international research projects. NextChem’s roadmap is focused on three areas of activity:
For nearly four decades, OEC Group has had a strong history of providing comprehensive logistics services to our clients, making us the leading Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier in the Trans-Pacific trade. OEC Group offers our clients a vast global network of experts who support businesses with reliable, competitive and flexible solutions. OEC Group has the capabilities to address the complexities of any client’s supply chain, allowing us to consistently perform at the highest levels for our customers. Join OEC Group’s growing list of clients and let our experience be your advantage.
The Polymer Alliance Zone’s (PAZ) mission is to assist in the retention, expansion and recruitment of polymer and polymer related companies to the seven-county region along the Ohio River as well as the State of West Virginia as a whole. PAZ is well positioned because of three key reasons:
* Feedstock Supply. PAZ is within the Marcellus and Utica Shale Gas region which is the most prolific natural gas producing formations in North America, which by 2040 will supply 40% of all the natural gas extracted in the United States. It also is an area rich in natural gas liquids (NGLs) that are the essential building blocks in the production of polyethylene and polypropylene. Projections are that NGL production will increase from 600 thousand barrels per day to 1.17 million barrels in 2040.
* Location. 70% of North American polyethylene demand is within an 8hour truck driving shift of PAZ and 77% of the polypropylene demand. Additionally, PAZ is within an 8-hour drive of 50% of the U.S. population and 30% of the Canadian population.
* Cost. Ethane costs are 32% lower in the PAZ region then the Gulf Coast of the United States and delivered polyethylene costs are 23% lower.
Port Houston owns, operates, and manages the 8 public wharves and terminals along the Houston Ship Channel, including the area’s largest breakbulk facility and two of the most efficient container terminals in the country. Port Houston is the advocate and a strategic leader for the Channel. The Houston Ship Channel and its more than 200 public and private terminals, collectively known as the Port of Houston, is the nation’s largest port for waterborne tonnage and home to the largest petrochemical complex in the U.S. The Port of Houston is an essential economic engine to the region, with an economic impact of $802 billion nationally and supports 1.35M jobs in Texas and 3.2M jobs nationwide.
With an overall throughput of 289 million tons per year, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is a critical hub in worldwide trade and industry. The port is a crucial link for the handling of containers, breakbulk and vehicles. Port of Antwerp-Bruges accommodates the largest integrated chemical cluster in Europe. The generates an added value of 21 billion euros.
The ambition for Port of Antwerp-Bruges is to become the world's first port that reconciles economy, people and climate. As well as growing in a sustainable way, the Port also aims to focus on its unique position as a logistics, maritime and industrial centre and to take the lead in the transition to a circular and low-carbon economy. Together with the port community, customers and other partners, Port of Antwerp-Bruges is actively seeking innovative solutions for a sustainable future. High on the agenda is its responsibility for the environment and the surrounding society.
Port of New Orleans is a modern multimodal gateway for global commerce and an in-demand cruise port. Our competitive edge comes from our ability to deliver seamless, integrated logistics solutions between river, rail and road.
Port NOLA is a diverse deepwater port uniquely located on the Mississippi River near the Gulf of Mexico -- with access to 30-plus major inland hubs such as Memphis, Chicago and Canada via 14,500 miles of waterways, 6 Class I railroads and interstate roadways. With our on-dock intermodal railyard and the strategic acquisition of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad, we are an unmatched rail gateway.
Port NOLA offers a diverse cargo profile to serve our global supply chain partners, including container, breakbulk, heavy lift, temperature-sensitive cargo and bulk transload. We have 12 weekly direct container services providing global connectivity to 500+ destinations.
Port NOLA’s diverse industrial real estate portfolio includes land and assets with access to rail, barge and truck. Our industrial tenants and partners provide value-added activities that support cargo growth such as resin packaging, warehousing, distribution, transloading, manufacturing and other activities.
The Port of New Orleans is committed to sustainable development and smart growth while serving as a gatekeeper to over 30 miles of urban waterfront. Port NOLA is an active member of Green Marine, a voluntary environmental certification program for the North American maritime industry. That means our award-winning environmental programs are Green Marine Certified and third-party audited.
Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. We call this Life Is On.
Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.
We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, endpoint to cloud connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.
We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.
AVN Corp. is the strategic innovation partner of choice that provides uncommon expertise and infrastructure to solve the most challenging science and technology problems. Focusing on the areas of chemical, energy and environmental technologies, technical engineering, manufacturing and advanced software technologies, AVN delivers innovation from concept to commercialization. We utilize our experienced and renowned staff, unique laboratory and pilot plant facilities, and flexible intellectual property models to create value for customers and investors around the world. We are an energized and expanding company that works from facilities in South Charleston and Morgantown, W.Va.
Baker Hughes is an energy technology company that provides solutions to energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and with operations in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. Visit us at bakerhughes.com
CRDC Global is a disruptive building materials company that creates appreciating value from the world’s plastic waste. Founded in 2018, the company has rapidly scaled operations from Costa Rica to the USA, South Africa, Mexico, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Hong Kong. CRDC Global’s patented low-carbon process accepts any type of plastic waste and converts it into a range of climate-resilient concrete additives and eco-aggregates. Marketed and produced under the RESIN8™ name, these versatile construction products meet or exceed internationally accepted ASTM standards. The ‘Bag That Builds' is CRDC’s innovative plastic waste recovery program that is being piloted in 4 countries and takes any type of plastic waste from households. CRDC Global works with leading waste management and construction industry companies around the world, and partners with international organizations Habitat for Humanity, the UNDP, and The Alliance to End Plastic Waste.
Chemical Weekly is India’s leading news magazine for the chemical and allied industries, covering global techno-commercial developments in this dynamic sector.
Published in print and digital formats, Chemical Weekly offers a judicious blend of news, views, technical reports, price and market insights.
Group companies organise India’s leading exhibition, Chemexpo India, and offer market research and consulting services in chemicals.
For more information visit: www.chemicalweekly.com and www.chemexpoindia.com
The EIC is the leading Trade Association providing dedicated services to help members understand, identify, and pursue business opportunities globally. Established in 1943, the EIC is a not-for-profit organization with a membership of over 800 companies who deliver goods and services to the energy industries worldwide.
Our goal is to put our members first and serve them well, providing one of the most comprehensive sources of energy projects and business intelligence in the energy sector today. The EIC is renowned for excellence in the provision of services that unlock opportunities for our members, helping the supply chain to win business across the globe.
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Polymerupdate is an independent media organisation with over 100 staff. It is headquartered in Mumbai, India and has offices in key overseas locations including Istanbul, Turkey and Dubai, UAE. Polymerupdate produces real-time news feeds, daily price assessments and analysis of various petrochemical products. The company hosts industry-leading conferences under the brand name RACE (Recycling And the Circular Economy) and has a training division under the Polymerupdate Academy brand label. Polymerupdate services several thousand clients in over 71 countries. These clients use Polymerupdate data to settle contracts, index physical trade, for analysis and as benchmarks while negotiating deals. Polymerupdate was founded in 1999 and is a privately held, India registered company. Polymerupdate, the Polymerupdate logo, RACE Conferences, Polymerupdate Academy and Polymerupdate TV are trademarks owned by Shalimar Infotech Pvt Ltd.