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 India’s largest commercial enterprise, with a sales turnover of Rs. 4,38,710 crore (US$ 65.4 billion) and profits of Rs. 19,106 crore (US$ 2.8 billion) for the year 2016-17. It is also the leading Indian corporate in Fortune’s prestigious ‘Global 500’ listing of the world’s largest corporates, ranked at the 168th position in 2017. As India’s flagship national oil company, with a 33,000-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 and the UAE, the Corporation is simultaneously scouting for new business opportunities in the energy markets of Asia and Africa. It has also formed about 17 joint ventures with reputed business partners from India and abroad to pursue diverse business interests.
IndianOil’s sprawling R&D Centre at Faridabad near Delhi is one of Asia’s finest, and plays a key role in supporting the Corporation’s, business interests by developing economical, environment friendly technology solutions. It has won recognition for four decades of pioneering work in lubricants formulation, refinery processes, pipeline transportation and alternative fuels, and holds over 550 patents, of which 360 are international patents.
The vibrant research undertaken by the Centre in tribology is showcased by IndianOil’s SERVO® product line, with over 4000 lubricant & grease formulations to suit all conceivable applications. The Centre has also developed several in-house refinery process technologies and catalysts to suit Indian conditions. Its alternative energy programmes include bio-energy, solar energy, Hydrogen energy, H-CNG blends, synthetic fuels and shale oil. DBT-IOC centre has also been established in the IOC, R&D Centre campus which is specially focusing on the development of 2G ethanol process and related bio-fuels. The Centre is also focussed on cutting-edge research in the areas of nanotechnology, petrochemicals & polymers, coal gasification/ liquefaction, and gas-to-liquid technologies.