Alternative Natural Gas Applications Workshop

Creating a Prosperous Demand Market
October 8-9, 2014

This workshop funded by the UEF identified current and potential alternative uses of natural gas (NG) and determined which have the highest impact and lowest technical impediments. Deliverables will include a technical roadmap for NG utilization.  Proceedings from the workshop are available now.

Workshop Summary Report

Workshop Information

This workshop funded by the United Engineering Foundation (UEF) identified current and potential alternative uses of natural gas (NG) and determined which alternative uses have the highest impact and lowest technical impediments.  Speakers and panelists presented on the following topics:  stationary energy generation, transportation energy generation, and chemical synthesis. Presentations are available now (links to proceedings in right sidebar as well as at the bottom of this page; links to presentations also in agenda).

Day two of the workshop allowed attendees to participate in roundtable discussions on the above topics.  Outcomes of these discussions will help author a paper that will serve as a technical roadmap for NG utilization.  The paper will be posted on this site once it is completed.

Keynote speakers were:  Nick Jones (Exxon), Monty Alger (Penn State) and Frank O'Sullivan (MIT Energy Initiative).  

Other invited speakers/panelists included:  

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)
  • Ashland, Inc.
  • Automotive Industry (Chrysler, Ford, Toyota)
  • Bayer
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Braskem
  • Clemson University
  • Department of Energy
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • ExxonMobil
  • FuelCell Energy
  • Gas Turbine Association
  • Global CCS Institute
  • MIT Energy Initiative
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Sasol
  • Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)
  • Shell
  • Trillium CNG
  • University of South Carolina
  • UOP-Honeywell

Proceedings

Proceedings of the Alternative Natural Gas Applications Workshop are now available:

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.