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Chevron Oronite to sponsor and present at F+L Week 2022

Chevron Oronite to sponsor and present at F+L Week 2022
Rajagopalan Padmanabhan presenting at F+L Week 2019

Chevron Oronite is sponsoring and presenting at the F+L Week, which will be returning to an in-person format on April 27-29, 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme of this year’s conference is “Disruption and Transformation in the Fuels & Lubes Industry,” which explores the current state of the industry, the disruptive forces impacting it, and how companies can prepare to transform their business to meet those challenges.

Rajagopalan Padmanabhan, regional product line manager for AEO, VII and small engines, Chevron Oronite, will give a presentation entitled “Biodiesel Usage in Heavy Duty Applications and Lubricant Solutions,” on April 28, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m, Bangkok time. He will discuss the impact of biodiesel on the performance of heavy duty diesel engine oil in the areas of oxidation, viscosity increase, corrosive wear, etc. when it is used at 20% and upwards. He also will discuss how fully formulated additives, in combination with the right base oil and viscosity modifier can help meet biodiesel usage needs. He will share highlights of the work done by Oronite so far on diesel engine oil formulations with supporting test data that demonstrates compatibility with higher blends of biodiesel, specifically 20-30% biodiesel content. 

The highlight of F+L Week is the F&L Asia Awards Dinner, which celebrates the outstanding contributions and exceptional performance of those working in our industry in Asia.  The “F&L Asia Future Leaders Award” for 2022 will be presented to Dr. Kaustav Sinha, global strategic account manager, Chevron Oronite. The award is a recognition of Sinha’s leadership and contributions to the industry and a testimonial of the human talent that Chevron Oronite continues to attract and develop in the company.