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Turning the 'Bottom of the Barrel' Green

I'm Interested in BBTC MENA 2025

Highlights from Bahrain


Registered Delegates


Attending Companies


Speakers & Panellists


Hours of Content


Hours of Networking


Pre-arranged in-person Meetings

Thank you to all our incredible speakers, panellists, sponsors, exhibitors and delegates who made our BBTC-MENA conference, a real success!

The support and discussions that took place have been truly inspiring and we look forward to continuing our journey together.

Watch out for upcoming announcements.

Welcome to BBTC MENA

BBTC MENA, firmly established as the only platform fully dedicated to Residue Upgrading Technologies and Catalysts for the MENA region is evolving: with the shift in industry imperatives the focus will be on advanced solutions and strategies for increased efficiency, reliability and reducing the carbon footprint of assets and conversion processes.

It remains highly important for refiners to increase conversion rates, but equally producers need to ensure that emissions from all production process schemes are fully under control and minimised. The event will once again bring together refiners, solution providers, contractors and consultants to exchange on ways to reduce emissions, increase efficiency, improve product specifications, further integrate with petrochemicals, increase profitability, and also meet the industry’s decarbonisation objectives.

The downstream sector is tasked with supplying energy in a secure, sustainable and affordable manner - as part of the solution, refiners will need to continue upgrading heavier lower-value components and increasing conversion to curb low-value FO production, while implementing solutions for eliminating emissions.

BBTC MENA provides the ideal platform to discuss these developments; in terms of processes and catalysts, as well as the new opportunities brought about by the shift towards petrochemicals and chemicals, and co-processing of exotic feeds.

Residue Upgrading technologies remain an essential cog in all modern and competitive downstream assets and will keep evolving during the journey towards net-zero.

Key Discussion Topics

  • MARKET - TRENDS & DISRUPTORS: Impact of Energy Transition & Decarbonisation Agenda on Residue Upgrading; Project Financing; Best Practices, CAPEX Optimisation & Efficient Project Management & Execution
  • PROFITABLE CONVERSION ROUTES: Petrochemical Blocks; Optimising other product routes: Transportation Fuels, Bitumen, Carbon Black, Base Oils
  • PROCESS & TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS: Feedstock Flexibility & Co-Processing; Hydrogen - Blue & Green Solutions; Specialised Instrumentation & Efficient Heat Exchanger Equipment, Clean-out Techniques; Retrofitting existing assets to comply with environmental legislations
  • CATALYSTS: Catalyst Innovations & advancements; Hydroprocessing, RFCC & HS-FCC; Catalyst Handling, Management & Circularity; Circular Economy of Spent Catalysts
  • ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Low Carbon & Emission Reduction Solutions; Achieving Lower Refinery Carbon Intensity; Carbon Capture and SNOX treatment
BBTC MENA 2024 Advisory Meeting Report cover

2024 Advisory Meeting Takeaways Report

Meeting held on the 26th July 2023

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Contact the Organisers

+971 (0)4 421 4642