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This RAPID Manufacturing Institute workshop will take place at the 2018 Natural Gas Utilization Workshop at College Student Center in College Station, TX, on August 14, 2018, at 1pm–4pm. This session will convene subject matter experts, both members and non-members of RAPID, to review the roadmap developed last year for the Natural Gas Upgrading (NGU) Focus Area (FA).

To attend, please register for the full workshop and send an email to Michelle Bryner ( regarding your participation at the RAPID session. We would encourage you to attend the entire NGU workshop, if you are able, since the presentations at the workshop should prove valuable for discussions at this special RAPID session.

A snapshot of the RAPID NGU session

Jim Bielenberg, RAPID CTO, and Scott Klara, RAPID NGU Focus Area Lead, will present an overview of the Manufacturing Institute’s Natural Gas Upgrading Focus Area, a look at the NGU FA roadmap, and a summary of the project slate to-date related to natural gas upgrading. The remainder of the session will be a facilitated discussion of the roadmap. Are we missing any gaps that could be addressed with modular chemical process intensification? Do you have experience you could share on one of the gaps and its significance to the industry?

A snapshot of the full workshop

Presented by the Center for Energy Initiatives (CEI), the 2nd Natural Gas Utilization Workshop brings together leaders in downstream natural gas conversion across industry, academia and government to discuss various perspectives on hurdles to technology implementation. This conference will feature speakers presenting on the following topics:

  • Advances in catalyst/process chemistries for natural gas conversion
  • Advances in reaction engineering and separations for natural gas conversion
  • Process systems engineering for natural gas systems