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Damien Valdenaire

Science Executive Refining technology, Concawe

Damien Valdenaire joined Concawe in 2016 as a Science Executive for the Refining Technology at Concawe. He has been involved with Concawe since 2014 as he was at that time a TOTAL Member Company representative.

Previously, he spent his 18-year career in the refining industry within TOTAL. He held a variety of process Engineering, Planning, Economics and Managerial positions in four different sites in the TOTAL group, in Belgium, England and France, before moving to TOTAL Refining & Chemical in Brussels as Senior Refining Strategy Analyst.

In his current position, Damien has led the studies regarding the impact of Regulations on the EU refining industry (product quality, CO2 intensities of refined products, ETS, etc.) and contribute in projects such as the future of refining in a “low carbon economy”.

He is also participating and representing Concawe into international workgroup such as IPIECA, IOGP, OGCI and in the ESSF (European Sustainable Shipping Forum).

Damien holds a Master Degree in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Applied Sciences in Toulouse (France).

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