Sailesh Kumar

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Bio-Feeds to Fuels, Hydrotreating/Hydrocracking, Hydrogen Management, Resid (Bunker Fuel) Upgrading, Process Scale-Up and Modeling

Sailesh has a Ph.D.in Chemical Engineering and 25 years’ experience in operations and product development in the field of gas, oil, chemicals, and related process industries.  He worked for over 20 years at Honeywell-UOP, LLC as Lead Research Engineer, with extensive hands-on experience  in refining & conversion process including hydrotreating/hydrocracking,   bio-feeds to fuels, bioreactors to synthesize transportation fuels from plant-based feeds. He is well versed in process and catalyst development, pilot plants design, operation and testing, scale-up, process equipment design and process modelling.  Additional areas of expertise include lubes process/catalyst configuration,  hydroisomerization and hydrofinishing, Resid (Bunker Fuel) Upgrading,  and internal auditing for site health, safety & environmental compliance.  While at Honeywell he gained certification as a  Six-Sigma Black belt. He has also worked at American Refining Group as the Director of R&D for Process Optimization in such areas as  Isomerization & Reforming, Separations & Distillation, hydrogen management for catalytic processes, solvent extraction, product formulations and new product development. Contact Sailesh.