20–22 June 2022

Houston, USA

Energy & Sustainability Forum 2022

Energy & Sustainability Forum

Decarbonizing the Downstream Industry

Highlights from Houston

Check out the highlights video from the inaugural ESF North America which saw downstream leaders from the region gather to help drive forward decarbonization of the industry.

And what did we learn? With no silver bullet to achieve net zero, the industry must adopt an “all of the above” approach, and work together to take advantage of all opportunities. Look out for takeaways from the panel discussions an0d post show report coming soon.

A huge thank-you from the ESF team to all our speakers, sponsors and attendees who joined us in Houston for the inaugural ESF North America and helping to make it such a success.

Welcome to the ESF North America Energy & Sustainability Forum Houston

Leading industry experts will gather in Houston, Texas from 20th – 22nd June at the only conference dedicated to downstream decarbonization in refining and petrochemicals.

ESF North America, is the latest in a series of energy transition focused conferences to support the collaborations, discussions, and development of a sustainable energy future in which the oil and gas downstream industry continues to play a leading role.

As North American refiners and petrochemical producers position themselves for a low carbon transition, and with no silver bullet to achieve net zero, the industry must form a coherent approach to take advantage of all opportunities. The challenge to invent new technologies, new supply chains, new value chains and new markets has never been so complex.

Here’s some headlines of what you can expect across the three-day conference:

  • Not one, but two pre-conference seminars hosted by Wood and Honeywell UOP
  • Welcome drinks and networking reception sponsored by Honeywell UOP
  • Our technology CEO Panel with Bryan Glover, President & CEO, Honeywell UOP, Jane Toogood, Sector Chief Executive, Efficient Natural Resources, Johnson Matthey , German Carmona, President Applied Intelligence, Wood and James Ritchie, President of Catalysts & Licensing, ExxonMobil will discuss ‘The Technological Innovations Driving the Net Zero Aspirations‘
  • Pathways, Policies, and Putting Capital into Low CarbonHeath DePriest, VP Emerging Energy, Phillips 66, Ed Graham, VP Ventures, ExxonMobil Low Carbon Solutions, Jen Jewson, VP, Strategic Materials & Sustainable Solutions, LyondellBasell, Grigor Bambekov, Senior Vice President, Business Transformation, Delek US and Jay McKenna, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nacero discuss how can the industry move forward and invest in net zero despite lacking cohesive legislative certainty
  • The Rise of the Renewable Refiner - Jennifer Haley, President & CEO, Kern Oil & Refining Co, Eric Zimpfer, VP Cherry Point Refinery, BP , Nick Andrews, CEO, USA BioEnergy , Himal Munsif, Renewable Fuels Opportunity Shaping Mgr., Chevron and Gene Gebolys, CEO, World Energy join our Going Green panel. Johnson Matthey, KBC, Sulzer Chemtech, AVEVA, Alfa Laval, BASF, BD Energy Systems, Emerson, ExxonMobil and Grace are amongst some of the leading technology providers presenting the latest high tech, low carbon technologies to tackle both the low hanging fruit, and deep decarbonisation inroads
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SPECIAL FEATURE: Pre-Conference Seminars

Monday, 20th June, Westin Oaks Galleria Houston

Enabling a low-carbon economy in the US: How will you achieve your net-zero ambitions?

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A Path towards Carbon Neutrality: The Future for Refining & Chemicals in North America

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Advisory Meeting Takeaways Report

Meeting held on the 30th November 2021

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Contact the Organisers

+44 (0) 20 7357 8394      christina_romanova@europetro.com