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Cécile Plain

Technology Group Manager

Cecile joined IFP Energies nouvelles in 1992 as Process Engineer and Start-up Manager. She joined Axens in 2001 and Axens Horizon in 2013 where she acts as Business development Manager in Decarbonization & Consulting group and Technology Principal Expert. Here are her main features • 30 years of experience in the petrochemical and refining activities with an international licensing company, covering all the aspects of a project cycle life from initial concept to process design management, field commissioning and technical assistance. • Has managed complex strategic studies, mainly master planning, feasibility studies and fasttrack integrated design phase, integrating various technical expertise while managing reputable international engineering companies as outsource. • Management of R&D activities, pilot testing planning and follow-up for technologies (improvement of existing process and innovations) and new catalysts developments. • Technical services group leader for industrial units, representing more than four cumulated years onsite activities in pre-commissioning, start-up, follow-up and troubleshooting. • Technology group leader developing expertise for technical proposal of green & brownfield commercial units for refining technologies involving extensive worldwide travelling. • Author of several patents and numerous papers in the field of petrochemical, refining and decarbonation technologies. • As principal expert, member of the Axens expertise community in charge of knowledge management and employees skills development. • IFPEN schoolteacher. She holds an Engineering Degree from the Hautes Études Industrielles de Lille and a Master's Degree in Refining and Petrochemicals from the Ecole Nationale Superieure du Petrole et des Moteurs.


October 26, 2023, 9:40 am - 10:00 am

Powering Circularity through Axens Advanced Recycling Technologies