Wolfgang Hofer holds a MS degree for mining and mine surveying from the Montanuniversity Leoben/Austria. For more than 20 years, he has been involved in many upgrading and optimization projects in all refineries of OMV as a project manager in the project definition phase, with project scopes up to 1 billion, coordinating/coaching multicultural teams on various locations. He has a broad experience in all different “classical” refinery processes as well in innovative approaches. Since 1.1.2011, he leads the new technology group in the Refinery Innovation Department of OMV. The main tasks are the enlargement hydrocarbon based feedstock for Refining (e.g. anthropogenic residues, Bio-waste) as well as CO2 conversion and upgrading to advanced fuels. He is the mastermind of the ReOil® technology, which was his first innovation project. OMV produces and markets oil and gas, innovative energy and high-end petrochemical solutions – in a responsible way. With Group sales of EUR 23 bn and a workforce of more than 20,000 employees in 2018, OMV Aktiengesellschaft is one of Austria’s largest listed industrial companies.