AMCHAM organized a roundtable with the Centre for High Technology (CHT, MoP&NG) on energy and petrochemicals on February 4th in New Delhi under the leadership of Mr. Sunil Kumar, Joint Secretary Refinery, MoP&NG and Mr. K.K Jain, Executive Director, CHT. The purpose of the meeting was to enhance U.S.-India trade and technology collaboration in the energy sector.
The CHT graciously hosted the leadership of AMCHAM’s Energy Committee: Ms. Preetha Nair, Chairperson – Energy Committee, AMCHAM and Head Asia, True North Venture Partners, Mr. Robert Garverick, Honorary USG Chair – Energy Committee, AMCHAM and Minister Counselor for Economic, Environment, Science and Technology Affairs, U.S. Embassy, Ms. Dinah McDougall, Honorary USG Chair – Energy Cooperation Program, AMCHAM and Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, senior executives of American energy companies and senior U.S. government officials for a roundtable discussion with senior executives from National Oil Companies (NOCs).
After the keynote address on priority areas and expectations by CHT, presentations were made by 11 U.S. companies on CO2 to chemicals/carbon capture and utilization, niche petrochemicals, refinery and petrochemical integration, bio-fuels, water management solutions, automation solutions, EPCM, etc. This was followed by Q&A where executives from NOCs sought clarifications from the presenters. The roundtable was concluded with a vote of thanks from the Joint Secretary and networking over light refreshments.
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