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Exhibitions and Conferences with Pörner Group Participation

TimeExhibition / CongressCity / Country
11.-15.06.2018ACHEMA 2018
World Forum and international Leading Show for the process industry
Frankfurt / Germany
13.-15.11.2017ERTC European Refining Technology ConferenceAthens / Greee
02.-03.11.2017CIS & CEE Downstream Project ManagementVienna / Austria
05.-06.09.20172nd Iran Bitumen/Asphalt Forum (IrB 2017) Tehran / Iran
04.-05.09.2017Downstream Tatarstan ConferenceKazan / Russia
04.-05.07.2017Engineering-SummitMannheim / Germany
06.-07.06.2017IRPC - International Refining and Petrochemical Conference 2017 Europe
Lecture: „Efficient use of vacuum residues to produce high quality multigrade bitumen out of waxy crudes using SDA and Biturox® technology”
Vienna / Austria
24.-25.05.2017Scientific-Technical Conference: Modernisation, Innovations & Perspectives 
Lecture: „Efficient use of vacuum residues to produce high quality multigrade bitumen out of waxy crudes using SDA and Biturox® technology”
Mozyr / Belarus
06.-09.05.2017Iran Oil ShowTehran / Iran
18.-20.04.2017IRPC - International Refining and Petrochemical Conference 2017 India New Delhi / India

Argus Africa Roads 2017 
Lecture: "Quality Bitumen for Africa"

Maputo / Mozambique

Successful fair in Iran

At the beginning of May 2017 Pörner and EDL presented together the technological know-how of the Pörner Group to the interested audience of the refinery and petrochemical industry at Iran's largest industrial fair, the 22nd Iran Oil Show in Tehran.

The fair was very well attended by Iranian and international visitors. At the Pörner / EDL booth many interesting discussions were held with potential new customers as well as with well-known companies. A special interest was shown in the technologies for the production of high-quality lubricants, the desulphurization of fuels and the residue processing by combination of Biturox® and SDA.

Iran has a great demand for revamps and modernization of the oil sector industries, stronger focusing on smaller and medium-sized projects. That matches precisely with the Pörner Group's experience and know-how. Many project ideas were started, for their realization Pörner can rely on a large reservoir of expertise, experience and appropriate know-how.

Thank you for your visit and interest!  

Bitumen for Africa: Pörner presents paper in Mozambique

Vincent Frate holding the speech "Quality Bitumen for Africa"


The Pörner Group represented by Wolfgang Heger (Head of Sales) and Vincent Frate (Process Engineer) took part in the Argus Africa Roads, a conference for the international bitumen industry in Maputo/Mozambique from March 15 to 17, 2017.

At the well-attended conference process engineer Vincent Frate held a speech on ‘Quality Bitumen for Africa’ and presented a method to produce at low cost high-quality bitumen out of unconventional residues using the Pörner Biturox® technology. The speech attracted wide interest among the participants of the conference who represented the road construction sector, government authorities and private companies.

Better bitumen for Africa

Africa is growing, but due to the poor infrastructure transportation costs in Africa rank among the highest in the world. In order to promote trade and economic development it needs better transport routes. Therefore, mainly South Africa, Tanzania, Kenia, Nigeria and Egypt have invested in the expansion of comprehensive, connecting road networks in recent years since the future development of the continent will be feasible only if the infrastructure is well-developed.

Despite its rich oil reserves Africa covers only 40 % of the annual bitumen demand out of African production. The remaining portion is imported. Due to high logistics costs bitumen of poor quality is often used. This reduces durability of the road surface what leads to an additional burden of the national economies.

Pörner is actively engaged in improving this situation, on the one hand by profound know-how for the production of high-quality bitumen out of refinery residues, on the other hand by importing high-quality bitumen produced in Biturox® plants of its licensees.

Refineries representatives meet in Vienna at the CIS Summit

 In times of low oil prices, refineries are particularly looking for possibilities to increase their productivity as well as the profitability. In November 2016 refineries representatives of all over the world, especially Eastern Europe and CIS, attended the CIS Downstream Summit in Vienna. The summit is an excellent platform to exchange latest information, to learn about new technologies and applications, as well as to ascertain opportunities for future operations.

Read more about the event and Pörner as “bottom-to-barrel” specialist