Advancing the petrochemicals and fertilizer industry
Over 150 representatives from across the region's petrochemical and fertilizer sectors met in the capital earlier this week to discuss pathways to make their industries more sustainable and competitive.
The Sustainable Fertilizer Technologies Seminar followed by a networking luncheon was organised by Stamicarbon, the innovation and license company of Maire Group, a global provider of urea technology, and supported by the Malaysian Petrochemicals Association (MPA), Fertilizer Industry Association of Malaysia (FIAM) and Oil and Gas Asia (OGA) trade show.
The seminar was also well attended by representatives from government, regulatory bodies, and corporate sectors from the region.
With the effects of climate change and rising food security concerns, participants heard from experts covering a range of topics including insights into new technologies and optimisation of fertilizer plants.
Under the spotlight was "green" ammonia which is gaining attention and interest as a solution to produce carbon-free fertilizers and a clean fuel source for shipping.
Speakers also highlighted the role of smart fertilizers to reduce Malaysia's current heavy dependence on imported fertilizers and to increase crop yields for farmers.
Mr. Philip Kong, Vice President of MPA, and Mr. Leong Kin Kieat, Chairman of FIAM, were joined by senior executives Dr. Luciano Giorgi (Vice President, Malaysia Region, Maire) and Stephen Zwart (Vice President Licensing, Stamicarbon) who all delivered speeches as part of the event.
OGA, the largest meeting place for the oil and gas industry in Southeast Asia, is hosting its 2023 edition from Sept 13 to 15. The show will be working with leading organisations including MPA to advance industry knowledge in open sessions on the trade floor.