Introduction

ISFL 2018


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.   The first seven symposia, ISFL-1997, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010  were successfully organized by the Research and Development Centre of Indian Oil Corporation Limited, India’s premier oil refining and marketing company.  The  ISFL-2012, 2014 and 2016 were organized by Indian Oil R&D centre under the aegis of ISFL society. 
The 10th ISFL which was organized in April, 2016, had a central theme Advances in Fuels, Lubricants and Alternatives. During this symposium, 146 technical papers presented by the eminent scientists, industry leaders, OEMs, academicians and policy makers related to the latest advancements in the areas of fuels and lubricants.  Over 375 delegates including 45 from overseas representing 17 countries participated in this event. The 11th Symposium in the series, i.e., ISFL-2018 will be organized during April 12-14, 2018, in Hotel Vivanta by Taj,  Surajkund, New Delhi, India. The theme of this symposium is “Next Generation Fuels & Lubricants for Future Emission Compliances”This symposium will focus on the needs and solutions for Fuels and Lubricants to be required in BS VI scenario. Special emphasis will be given to energy efficient lubricants required for meeting CAFE 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 manufacturers, environmentalists and from other allied industries.