2nd Natural Gas Utilization Workshop - Technical Program

Please note this schedule is subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.

Sunday, August 12

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dinner at Cafe Eccell (ticketed event, RSVP period closed)

Monday, August 13


7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
7:30 AM - 8:10 AM Morning Coffee
8:10 AM - 8:15 AM Welcome Remarks: Debalina Sengupta, Associate Director,TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center
8:15 AM - 8:30 AM Introduction: Mark Barteau, Vice President for Reseach, Texas A&M University
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Session 1: Advances in catalyst/process chemistries for natural gas conversion
  Chairs: James Spivey, Louisiana State University & John Hu, West Virginia University
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Invited Speaker: Energy and Economic Metrics for Evaluating Chemical Processing Technologies Associated with Oxidative Dehydrogenation - Ethylene Case Study — Anne Gaffney, Idaho National Laboratory
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Invited Speaker: Valorization of Natural Gas Liquids from Shale Gas —  Fabio H. Ribeiro, Purdue University
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Invited Speaker: Methane to Value Added Chemicals Using a Solid Superacid Catalyst —  James Spivey, Louisiana State University
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Panel Discussion: Advances in reaction enginering and separations for natural gas conversion, Anne Gaffney, Idaho National Laboratory, Fabio H. Riberio, Purdue University, James Spivey, Louisiana State University
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Two New Gtl Processes from Gti —  Terry Marker, Gas Technology Institute
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM Coking and Sintering Resistance of ALD Catalyst for Dry Reforming of Methane — Shaik Afzal, Texas A&M University
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Enhanced Methane Conversion Via Improved Dry Reforming Catalysts and on-Line Optimization — Supareak Praserthdam, Texas A&M University
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM Session 2: Advances in reaction engineering and separation for natural gas conversion
  Chairs: Joe Powell, Shell Oil Company & Bala Subramaniam, University of Kansas
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Invited Speaker: Methane Pyrolysis on Complex Melts: Reactive Separation for Hydrogen and Carbon — Eric McFarland, University of California, Santa Barbara
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Invited Speaker: Mixed-Oxide Redox Catalysts for Shale Gas Valorization Under Cyclic Redox Schemes — Fanxing Li, North Carolina State University
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Invited Speaker: Reaction Engineering and Separations Challenges for Natural Gas Utilization: An Industry Perspective — Joe Powell, Shell Oil Company
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Panel Discussion: Advances in reaction enginering and separations for natural gas conversion, Eric McFarland, University of California, Santa Barbara, Fanxing Li, North Carolina State University, Joe Powell, Shell Oil Company
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM Intensified Fluidization Process for Industrial-Scale Coproduction of Value-Added Carbon and CO2-Free H2 from Natural Gas — Hanjing Tian, West Virginia University
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM Zoneflow Structured Catalytic Reactors for Steam Methane Reforming: Experimental Studies of the Reaction Kinetics and Fluid Dynamics and Multi-Scale Modelling — Juray De Wilde, Université Catholique de Louvain
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM Electrochemical Membrane Reactors for Combined CO2/O2 Capture from Flue Gas and in Situ Conversion of Natural Gas — Peng Zhang, University of South Carolina
5:00 PM - 6:15 PM Poster Session with Light Refreshments

Tuesday, August 14


7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
7:00 AM- 8:00 AM Morning Coffee
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Invited Speaker: The Impact of Modular Chemical Process Intensification (MCPI) on Distributed Gas Conversion — Jim Bielenberg, RAPID Manufacturing Institute
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Session 3: Process systems engineering for natural gas systems
  Chairs: M.M Faruque Hasan, Texas A&M University & Debalina Sengupta, TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Invited Speaker: Multi-Scale Energy Systems Engineering for Optimal Natural Gas Utilization — Stratos Pistikopoulos, Texas A&M University
9:00 AM- 9:30 AM Invited Speaker: A General Framework for the Evaluation of Direct Nonoxidative Methane Conversion Strategies — Christos Maravelias, University of Wisconsin-Madison
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Invited Speaker: Patrick Linke, Texas A&M University at Qatar
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Panel Discussion: Process Systems Engineering For Natural Gas Systems
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Coffee Break
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM Natural Gas Hydrate Formation Prediction and Prevention Strategies in Gas Transmission and Processing — Banchao Shu, Certified Technologies
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM Modular and Agile Design for Unconventional Natural Gas Utilization — M.M Faruque Hasan, Texas A&M University
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Optimization Approach to Reduction of CO2 Emissions for Syngas Production Involving Dry Reforming — Debalina Sengupta, TEES Gas and Fuels Research Center
12:00 PM - 12:15 PM Closing Remarks
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM  Break
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Additional Workshop: CNG Awareness Program, presented by Fazal Ali Khan, Midlink Group Inc.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM RAPID Session: Open to Natural Gas Workshop Attendees