Fuel and Lubricant Solutions

FOCUS ON - Virtual Event Tour 2021

In 2021, we held a digital series of events - exclusively tailored for our customers. The FOCUS ON events zoomed in on the various perspectives of sustainability and most pressing issues of our industries.


New Perspectives for a Sustainale Future - BASF Fuel and Lubricant Solutuions

The virtual event tour featured a dynamic mix of presentations, panel discussions and networking sessions to share information and experiences but also get together and discuss with fellow participants.

External speakers complemented by our established BASF experts not only zoomed in on the challenges of the future but also discussed the latest solutions already available as well as those developments to contribute to sustainable development in the future.

Below you can a summary regarding the individual events as well as their specific focus and highlights.

Events of our FOCUS ON tour

We focus on innovations for sustainable development.


November 17, 2021

Sustainability perspectives of innovative tools, methods and solutions – all being required to help us in developing a sustainable future.




09.00 - 09.10

Opening – Review & Outlook
FOCUS ON Tour 2021

Claus Jacobs
Vice President, Business Management EMEA, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, BASF SE

09.10 - 09.40

EU-Taxonomy @ BASF

Alexander Fiedler

Sustainability Reporting, Analytics and Performance Management, BASF SE

09.40 - 10.10

Need for Database System CO2 Calculation in the Lubricant Industry

Sebastian Dörr
Lubtrading GmbH

10.10 - 10.40



10.40 - 11.10

New Biomass Balanced Product Portfolio with reduced Product Carbon Footprint

Dr. Sabrina Stark
Senior Manager Sustainability and Regulatory Services EMEA, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, BASF SE

11.10 - 11.40

Use of Low Carbon Materials in the Lubricant Industry

Maurizio Abbondanza
Director Technology & Sustainability, Infineum UK Ltd.

11.40 - 11.50


Claus Jacobs

11.50 - 12.30



We focus on shaping the future of mobility - together.


June 30, 2021

Sustainability perspectives of new technologies for automotive fluids, lubricants and fuels for future propulsion



09.00 - 09.10

Opening – Review & Outlook
FOCUS ON Tour 2021

Claus Jacobs
Vice President, Business Management EMEA, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, BASF SE

09.10 - 09.40

Future Mobility Trends

Dr. Aggeliki Quell
Technology Scout Automotive Industry
Global Automotive Steering Committee, BASF SE

09.40 - 10.10

Development Trend for Cooling Technology in Future Electrified Car

Dr. Takuya Fuse

Thermal Management Systems R&D Division, DENSO Corporation


Dr. Masayuki Hirosue

Technical Marketing Automotive Fluids, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, BASF SE

10.15 - 10.45

Coolants for Electric Vehicles

Dr. Itamar Malkowsky
Technical Marketing Automotive Fluids, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, BASF SE

10.45 - 11.15

Lubricant Components for e-Mobility Solutions

Dr. Thomas Rühle
Technical Sales Manager Components, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, BASF SE

11.15 - 11.45



11.45 - 12.15

CO2 Neutrality in Driving and Production

Marcos Marques
Project Lead eFuel, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

12.15 - 12.45

Future Transport Energy Demand and Low Carbon Pathways

Tim Yates
Senior Manager, BP Fuels Product Development,  BP p.l.c. 
12.50 - 13.20 Sustainable, CO2-Neutral Fuels & Materials for Everyone

Dr.-Ing. Tim Böltken

Founder and Managing Director, INERATEC GmbH

13.20 - 13.30 Closing

Claus Jacobs


13.30 - 14.00 Networking All

We focus on sustainability in transportation.


April 26, 2021

Sustainability perspectives of transportation, mineral oil and lubricant industries



09.00 - 09.30


Claus Jacobs
Vice President, Business Management EMEA, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, BASF SE

09.30 - 10.00

Neste's Transformation for a Sustainable Future

Salla Ahonen
Vice President, Sustainability, Neste Oyj

10.00 - 10.30

Sustainability in the Automotive Supply Chains

Catalina Pislaru
Manager, CSR Europe - The European business network for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility

10.30 - 11.00



11.00 - 11.30

Sustainability – Challenge and Chance for the Lubricant Industry

Markus Garb
Vice President Sustainability (CSO)

11.30 - 12.00

Balance of Action with Balance of Thought - How Sustainability adds Value to Your Business

Dr. Ivana Krkljus

Senior Manager, Global Sustainability Strategy and Implementation, Fuel and Lubricant Solutions, BASF SE

12.00 - 12.15

Closing & Outlook

Claus Jacobs

12.15 - 13.00



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Creating Chemistry for a Sustainable Future

At BASF we want to contribute to a world that provides a viable future with enhanced quality of life for everyone. Sustainability is at the core of what we do and deeply rooted in our company’s purpose and at the focus of our daily doing.

We believe that chemistry is an enabler. We therefore use our long-standing and in-depth expertise to assess and further improve the sustainability contributions of our products, for example, when it comes to improving carbon footprints or by establishing circular economy solutions. Doing so, we aspire to create fuel and lubricant solutions chemistry, with new perspectives for a sustainable future. Thinking beyond company borders, our business follows a clear vision of fostering strong partnerships in order to enable generation and implementation of the necessary solutions.

Last Update December 13, 2021