6th Webinar from Webinar Series

Title: The Green Oil Well of the Future
Speaker: Dr. Saqib Sohail Toor.

Dr Saqib Sohail Toor received his B.sc In Chemical Engineering from University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan and M.Sc. in Oil and Gas Technology in 2007 from Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark, followed by his PhD. in Energy Technology from Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University in 2010, and Postdoctoral researcher in bioenergy at the same department from 2010-2012. He was also a visiting research scholar at University of Birmingham, UK. Dr. Saqib joined the Department of Energy Technology in 2012, to the rank of Assistant Professor. In 2015 he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor. Since 2015, he has been working as an Associate Professor at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark.


The transition from a fossil based energy and product supply to a sustainable, renewable supply relies on intelligent use of the limited resources available. One of these is biomass, which will become the major source of fuel and intermediates for carbon-containing products in the decades to come. Thermo- chemical conversion of biomass can become key in this transition due to their feedstock flexibility, general high throughput, unrivalled efficiency in conversion and range of products.
Currently, a range of technologies to convert various biomass feedstocks to different biofuels are identified, and some implemented to different extents. Potentially, Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) bio- crudes can provide the full range of petroleum based products including diesel-type as well as aviation fuels, marine bunker fuels, intermediates for bio-chemicals, bio-polymers and others. The drop-in paradigm is essential for removing one of the most significant barriers for implementation, namely that of incompatibility between different bio-fuels as well as with the existing fossil based fuels already in the hydrocarbon infrastructure.

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