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Rising Stars Winner Q&A | Pedro Medina

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Pedro Medina, Senior Technology Development Engineer at CEPSA won the first ever ERTC Rising Stars Awards back in 2017 in Athens. In this Q&A, Pedro tells us more about his previous role as Environmental & Sustainability Engineer, his career, challenges in the refining industry, as well as his thoughts on the 2020 Rising Stars Award Question. Read more here.

Rising Stars Winner Q&A | Ross O’Brien

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When Ross O’Brien won the ERTC Rising Stars Awards 2018 in Cannes, he was a Mechanical Engineer at BP. We recently had a catch-up with him to learn more about his new role as Executive Assistant, Executive Office HR at BP, his career, and his thoughts on future technologies in Refining.

Rising Stars Winner Q&A | Damian Kwiatkowski

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Damian Kwiatkowski, Junior Process Engineer at Grupa LOTOS S.A. won the ERTC Rising Stars Award back in November 2019 in Poland. Damian tells us about his Rising Stars experience, how his career evolved since, as well as his general thoughts on challenges the Refining industry is facing at the moment.

WRA Interview Series | John Cooper

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The WRA’s goal is to support the refining industry and its transition to a sustainable future. We had a conversation with John Cooper, Director General for FuelsEurope and Concawe about how they are working with the European Commission and putting refineries at the heart of the Green Deal. We discussed FuelsEurope’s report “Clean Fuels for All” and how the current refinery blueprint will differ significantly to the refinery of 2050.

WRA Interview Series | Antonio Joyanes

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Antonio shares how CEPSA has gained a competitive advantage despite the COVID-19 outbreak, digitalisation and the potential of technologies which can be considered with tight budgets.

WRA Interview Series | Claus-Peter Hälsig

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The WRA sat down with Claus-Peter Hälsig, VP Process & Technology at Fluor. Sharing his 35+ years of industry experience we discussed COVID-19, the carbon neutral stance of refiners and the future technologies which will shape the industry in the coming decades.

WRA Interview Series | Kim Jooste, MOL Group

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Hear from Kim on how MOL Group is adapting in the short-term to the COVID-19 outbreak including the status of current projects and turnaround schedules, as well as the Group’s long-term vision in the energy transition and which technological developments will hold the key to achieving a competitive edge.

WRA Interview Series | Alan Gelder, Wood Mackenzie

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We recently had a conversation with Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets at Wood Mackenzie. We explored the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on demand with some nifty slides to hand. Watch now.

Antonio Joyanes, SVP Refining, CEPSA

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At ERTC 2019 in Poland, Antonio Joyanes, SVP Refining at CEPSA told us more about Digitalisation, whether it is just a buzzword and its impact on the refining industry. He also shared his thoughts on whether refineries must move away from producing liquid hydrocarbons in order to remain competitive in the energy transition.

Neil Morris, CEO, The Faraday Institution

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We had a chat with Neil Morris, CEO of the Faraday Institution at ERTC 2019 in Poland. He told us a bit more about what the Faraday Institution does, his thoughts on the impact on fuel demand on the refining industry, technological advancements, developments and disruptions related to batteries.

Jean-Marc Sohier, Science Director, Concawe

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During the interview, Jean-Marc Sohier who is the Science Director at Concawe, talked about the opportunities and challenges of the industry from the point of view of Concawe and his thoughts on the European Green Deal for the refining sector.