The International Symposium on Fuels and Lubricants (ISFL) series of symposia is held biennially with the objective of providing a common platform for sharing the latest developments, exchange ideas and forge new business relationships. This symposium also showcases the progress and advancement of Indian fuels and lubricants industry.

12th Symposium in the series, ISFL-2021 will be organized during March 15-17, 2021. The theme of this symposium is "Emerging trends in Fuels and Lubricants – BS VI & Beyond". This symposium will focus on the needs and solutions for Fuels and Lubricants beyond BS VI. Special emphasis will be given to energy efficient lubricants required for meeting CAFÉ norms and environmental issues. In addition to the above, novel additives, novel refinery processes / catalysts for producing cleaner fuels meeting BS-VI specifications, alternative fuels etc will also be discussed. Accordingly, technical sessions will be planned on the utilization of gaseous fuels like LPG & natural gas (CNG & LNG), hydrogen (production, storage, transportation and applications including fuel cells etc.) and bio-fuels. Like the previous ones, this symposium is also expected to be attended by more than 400 delegates from petroleum industry, auto manufactures, and environmentalists and from other allied industries.

About the organizer - ISFL Society

Based on a general consensus ISFL Society has been registered with the name “Indian Society for Fuels and Lubricants” having headquarters at IndianOil Corporation Limited, R&D Centre, Faridabad, in 2010. This Society is a non-profit organization for encouraging and tracking the technological advances in the area of fuels & lubricants by organizing workshops, industry meet, educational courses etc. Another mandate of the society is to organize biennially ISFL Symposium. The current Executive Committee of the ISFL Society has decided to conduct the 11th International Symposium on Fuels and Lubricants – ISFL-2018 jointly with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., R&D Centre.

The aims and objectives of the ISFL Society are to conduct activities in the country on matters of scientific nature which shall include the following:
  • To provide forum for national and international experts in the area of fuels and lubricants to exchange views and information on R&D efforts, quality requirements and worldwide trends on fuels and lubricant scenario to strengthen linkages for collaborative programs in downstream Petroleum sector.
  • To organize biennial symposium on Fuels & Lubricants in the month of March biennially
  • To identify and explore new areas for co-operation in the area of fuels and lubricants.
  • To promote research and development into all aspects of fuels and lubricants.
  • To disseminate information concerning the developments in the area of fuels and lubricants and their applications through lectures, courses, and workshops and to bring scientists, industry representatives, raw material suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, analytical instrument manufacturers, packagers, and users to a common forum.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited

Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) is a Maharatna PSU, with a sales turnover of Rs. 6,05,924 crore (US$ 87 billion) for the year 2018-19. It is the leading Indian corporate in Fortune’s prestigious ‘Global 500’ listing of the world’s largest corporates, ranked at the 117th position in 2019. As India’s flagship national oil company, with a 33,500-strong work-force currently, IndianOil has been meeting India’s energy demands for over half a century. With a corporate vision to be ‘The Energy of India’ and to become ‘A globally admired company,’ IndianOil’s business interests straddle the entire hydrocarbon value-chain – from refining, pipeline transportation and marketing of petroleum products to exploration & production of crude oil & gas, marketing of natural gas and petrochemicals, besides forays into alternative energy and globalisation of downstream operations.

Having set up subsidiaries in Sri Lanka, Mauritius, UAE, Singapore, Sweden, USA and The Netherlands, the Corporation is simultaneously scouting for new business opportunities in the energy markets of Asia and Africa. It has also formed about 20 joint ventures with reputed business partners from India and abroad to pursue diverse business interests.

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