Alternative Natural Gas Applications Workshop

Creating a Prosperous Demand Market
October 8-9, 2014

This workshop funded by the UEF will identify current and potential alternative uses of natural gas (NG) and determine which have the highest impact and lowest technical impediments. Deliverables include a technical roadmap for NG utilization.

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Workshop Information

This workshop funded by the United Engineering Foundation (UEF) will identify all of the current and potential alternative uses of natural gas (NG) and determine which alternative uses have the highest impact and lowest technical impediments.  Speakers and panelists will present on the following topics:  stationary energy generation, transportation energy generation, and chemical synthesis.

There will also be the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions on the above topics and help author a paper that will serve as a technical roadmap for NG utilization.  The roundtable discussions are by invitation only.  If you are interested in participating and would like to be considered for an invitation, please select the appropriate box in step 2 of the registration process, and you will be sent details.  Click here for more information about registration.

Keynote speakers will include:  Nick Jones (Exxon), Monty Alger (Penn State), and Michael A. Levi (David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change at the Council on Foreign Relations).  

Other invited speakers include:  

  • Billy Bardin (Dow)
  • Dan Bowerson (Chrysler)
  • Michael F. Carolan (Air Products)
  • William Chernicoff (Toyota)
  • Kathryn Clay (American Gas Association)
  • Jon Coleman (Ford)
  • Kevin Huang (University of South Carolina)
  • Lee Langston (UConn)
  • Pinakin Patel (Fuel Cell Energy)
  • Dave Peebles (Odebrecht)
  • Reuben Sarkar (DOE)
  • Bill Zobel (Trillium LLC)
  • More to come soon - see the tentative agenda here.

For more background information on the workshop, click here.

Workshop Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Identify the current and highest impact alternative uses of natural gas

  • Identify the technology gaps associated with each major NG alternative application

  • Determine the roles for the government as well as the private sector for the RD&D

  • Begin the development an integrated RD&D roadmap for advanced NG applications 

Participating Organizations

  • Air Products
  • American Gas Association (AGA)
  • Automotive Industry (Chrysler, Ford Toyota)
  • Clemson University
  • Department of Energy
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Fuel Cell Energy
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Odebrecht 
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)
  • Trillium LLC
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of South Carolina

This workshop is possible thanks to a generous grant from the United Engineering Foundation. The United Engineering Foundation does not endorse results or recommendations from this workshop.