Chen Junwu is an academician of China Academy of Sciences and the director of LPEC's Technology Committee. He graduated from Chemical Engineering Department of Qinghua University in 1948. Mr. Chen is the founder of China's fluid catalytic cracking technology. In 1960, he worked as the designer of a 600,000 TYP FCC unit, the first FCCU in China. He also organized and technically supervised the engineering of China's first 1.2 MM TPY FCCU and solved many technical problems in reducing catalyst losses and scaling-up of processing capacity, etc. For his achievements in FCC engineering, he received National Prize of Science & Technology Conference in 1978. In 1970s, he was responsible for the engineering of China's first commercial co-axial FCC demonstration plant and succeeded in building a large commercial unit in Lanzhou in 1982. The co-axial type FCC technology was awarded with the first prize of National Science & Technology Advancement in 1985. In 1982, as the head of SINOPEC Key Task Force of FCC Technology Development, Mr. Chen organized and coordinated the joint research & development activities of associated R & D institutions, engineering firms, petroleum refineries and universities, and successfully developed the "FCC Technology for Processing Daqing Atmospheric Residue", which was one of key projects of National "Sixth Five-year Plan". This technology won the first prize of National Science & Technology Advancement in 1987. In the past 40 years, Mr. Chen Junwu has organized overall plant engineering for many refineries and supervised the engineering design for more than one hundred refinery process units, having made a great contribution to the development of FCC technology. As one of the pioneers of China's petroleum refining engineering technology, he also contributed greatly to China's hydrocarbon processing industry. In 1995, he received Prize of Science & Technology Advancement of He Liang and He Li Funds.
Ye Xingyuan is a national great master of engineering and a professorate senior engineer. He graduated from oil refining engineering discipline of Zhejiang University in 1956. Mr. Ye technically supervised the engineering of a hydro-fining unit with a single-train capacity of 800,000 tons per year for Luoyang Petrochemical Complex, which was the largest at that time. He was also the technical supervisor for China's first commercial medium-pressure hydrocracker, which received the gold medal prize of SINOPEC Science & Technology Advancement and bronze medal prize of National Science & Technology Advancement. In addition, he was involved in process licensing for the hydro-cracking units in Maoming Petrochemical Company, Nanjing Refinery, and successfully revamped the 900,000 TPY hydrocracker in Shanghai Petrochemical Complex to produce jet fuel and expanded the 1.2 MM TPY hydrocracker in Yangtze Petrochemical Company into a 2.0 MM TPY unit to provide desired feedstock for fuel oil, chemical and chemical fiber production. In late 1980s, he was responsible for engineering of domestication of the 800,000 TPY grass-root hydrocracker in Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co., Ltd.---one of key projects of National "Seventh Five-year Plan". The package hydrocracking technology developed was awarded the special prize of SINOPEC Science & Technology Advancement and first prize of National Science & Technology Advancement. The successful engineering of this project received the gold medal prize of National Excellent Engineering Design. In early 1990s, Mr. Ye worked as the deputy director of Key Task Force of Medium-pressure Hydro-upgrading Technology Development for Daqing project, which was one of 10 key projects of SINOPEC in "Eighth Five-year Plan". The success of the this project received the first prize of SINOPEC Science & Technology Advancement in 1994, and the process technology has been honored as one of three major processes for diesel oil upgrading in the world by one of world well-know technical journals. Ye Xingyuan was also engaged in the process development and engineering of residue oil hydro-desulfurization process (S-RHT) for the project in Maoming Petrochemical Company. This project, which was highly evaluated by the SINOPEC and experts, passed the appraisal organized by relative state authorities, who concluded that the package hydro-desulfurization process (S-RSH) was at the leading-edge of the world and had filled in the gaps in the field of sulfur crude processing technology. This project was awarded the first prize of SINOPEC Science & Technology Advancement in 2001.
Hao Xiren is graduated from Taiyuan University of Technology in 1964. He has devoted himself to refining and petrochemical industry for more than 40 years, and led engineering development and engineering design for more than 50 GO FCC units, residue FCC units for over 40 refineries both in China and abroad. Specifically, 1) He was tasked to lead the design for the largest GO FCC Unit with a capacity of 3.0 MM TPY in China, which was commercialized in Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Company in 1999. The energy consumption, product yields and operational performance of this unit were at a leading edge of the world. Engineering of this GO FCC Unit was honored with the 10th National Silver Medal Prize of Excellent Engineering Design, Gold Medal Prize of SINOPEC Excellent Engineering Design and Silver Medal Prize of SINOPEC Science and Technology Advancement. 2) He led the engineering design for a 3.5 MM TPY Residue FCC Unit in Dalian Petrochemical Company, which de-bottlenecked the technical constraints to process residues in FCC unit with a world mega capacity. This unit was put into operation in 2002, and its commercialization operation showed that the main techno-economic indicators were at a world leading edge, and the unit was honored with First Prize of SINOPEC Excellent Engineering Design. 3) Since 2000, as a key member, he was engaged in developing MIP (Maximizing Isoparaffin) FCC Process. In 2003, MIP-CGP (Maximizing Isoparaffin, Cleaner Gasoline and Propylene) Process was commercialized in the revamped No. 1 FCC Unit in Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Company, and one FCC Unit in Zhenhai Refining and Chemical Company can deliver an additional economic profit of 3 hundred million RMB each year. MIP-CGP Process was honored with First Prize of SINOPEC Science and Technology Advancement and the Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress. During MIP-CGP Process development, he, as the first inventor, invented 2 technologies, for which patents are applied and released. 4) Over years, he is honored with 1 first prize of national science and technology advancement, 2 prizes of national excellent engineering design, 6 prizes of science and technology advancement of ministry-level and 5 prizes of excellent engineering design of ministry-level, and 10 technologies invented by him have been granted with patent rights. He has made a great contribution to improvement of proprietary FCC process in China to raise FCC Unit capacity to a world-size level. 5) He has also paid a great attention to talent cultivation and technical communication. He is a co-author for one academic book, and has 16 technical essays published in the key journals in China. He is honored with SINOPEC Excellent Management Expert, the State Excellent Expert and SINOPEC Pacemaker. From 1997, he was approved to enjoy the State Council's special allowances due to his significant contribution to refining and petrochemical industry. 6) Currently, he remains devoting himself in petrochemical industry, and leads process design for several FCC units.