Speaker Name
David Engel
Job Title
Managing Director

Dr. Engel has more than 25 years of industrial experience in a variety of areas of chemical engineering and chemistry. David is the inventor in more than 20 United States Invention Patents and author of over 100 technical and scientific papers, and conferences. David has worked in several technical and business capacities for companies such as Eastman Kodak, Eli Lilly, General Electric among others. David has specialized in materials chemistry, chemical engineering, process optimization and new green technology development. Dr. Engel is the Managing Director of Nexo Solutions. Holds a B.S. in Chemistry, and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.  David is 6-Sigrma certified and is member of several industrial committees and board of directors.

Session attendees will have a better understanding of Coprocessing of biofuels pose several challenges to refinery operations. The low sulfur content and high oxygen content should be addressed and process adjusters made. The presentation will discuss some challenges generated by biofuels and its effects in amine units, sour water unit and caustic units.