Singapore seminar tackles sustainability in lubricants sector

Singapore seminar tackles sustainability in lubricants sector

An in-person seminar entitled Sustainability in the Lubricants Supply Chain will be held in Singapore from November 6-7, 2023​. The event, a collaboration between Singapore-based Asian Lubricants Industry Association (ALIA), the association for the Asian lubricants industry, and F&L Asia Ltd., publisher of F+L Daily and F+L Magazine, will tackle one of the most important issues facing the lubricants industry in Asia today: a proposed legislation requiring 10% re-refined base oil (RRBO) in all finished lubricants sold in India by April 2024. This requirement will gradually increase to 60% by 2029. 

The seminar will feature 15 speakers and four panel discussions over two days, offering an opportunity to gather knowledge and engage with experts on various critical topics such as RRBO usage in additive and lubricant formulations, sustainable lubricants production, best practices, product carbon footprint reporting and analysis, the circular economy and decarbonisation. 

“By convening industry experts and key stakeholders, we aim to pave the way for sustainable solutions and responsible practices that will drive positive change within the sector,” says Vicky Villena-Denton, CEO and editor-in-chief of F&L Asia Ltd. “The two-day event also serves as an excellent platform to foster connections and explore potential collaborations with fellow industry professionals.”

Speaker highlights include Mario Majic, head of Corporate Governance, Marketing & Business Development at Avista Oil AG; Rajeev Verma, regional head – Technical Services of Petronas Lubricants International; Michael Liang, Asia Pacific Technology director at Afton Chemical; Dr. Edward Ng, general manager, Technology from Gulf Marine; Sebastian Lischowski, Sustainability lead at Infineum Singapore LLP; and Satyan Gupta, director, Energy Team at Kline & Company.

The seminar precedes ALIA’s Subcommittee and Council Meetings, along with ALIA’s 6th Anniversary Dinner on November 8. During the anniversary dinner, Dr. Sanjay Kuttan, chief technology officer of Singapore-based Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, will address the multifaceted issue of maritime decarbonisation—emphasising international collaborations, policy reforms, and technological innovations crucial for achieving a carbon-neutral and sustainable maritime ecosystem. 

F&L Asia Ltd. and ALIA have announced a limited-time-only bundled offer. ALIA members who register for the seminar and the ALIA Anniversary Dinner by October 31 can attend for USD900. Non-ALIA members can attend both events for USD1,800, a saving of USD500.

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