Vincent Frate - Poerner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
Processing Nonstandard Feedstocks (e.g. SDA Bottoms, Hydrocracker bottoms, Visbroken Material, Stranded Fuel Oil) to valuable products is a tricky opportunity and needs a case-to-case solution depending on the crude slate and the configuration of the refinery considered.
Production of road grade bitumen using the Biturox® technology is turning out to be a good business after IMO 2020 and the COVID crisis. On one side, low value residues are processed to saleable finished product, and at the other end the flexibility of the Biturox® reactor makes it possible to combine several residues as feedstock to the Unit.
Using our pilot plants in close cooperation with the Licensors of upstream processing units, the best possible solution is developed during the laboratory test phase to ensure Client’s satisfaction at the end of the project.
Vincent Frate is a Process Engineer and Sales Manager at Poerner Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH. He studied Process and Chemical Engineering at the Faculté Polytechnique de Mons (Belgium) and the Technical University of Vienna (Austria). After 5 years of working in the design and commissioning of bioethanol plants, Vincent moved in 2011 to Poerner to work in the Sales Department. Currently, he is the Bitumen Technologies Manager, responsible for business development as well as for the offering phase for new projects in the Biturox bitumen (asphalt) blowing technology owned by Poerner and the Poerner Packing Bitumen Bags. Being in contact with clients worldwide, he is used to work with many different bitumen (asphalt) standards and clients’ requirements.