EFI's annual Gas-to-Market & Energy Conversion Forum brings together stakeholders involved in key developments related to the technologies, strategies, and projects in the dynamic areas related to the utilization of natural gas, the production of syngas from any feedstock, and the conversion to fuels and chemicals.
Presentations from EFI member companies and invited guests include:
Research & Development | A keynote talk by Dr. Ellen Williams, former Chief Scientist for BP and currently director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E). EFI forum delegates are invited to attend a one day workshop on Tuesday, 25 October at Rice University's Shell Auditorium to meet with those involved in ARPA-E technology programs on natural gas.
Gas Monetization | Exploration and assessment of pathways being explored by resource owners, operators, and technology providers to monetize natural gas, methane, ethane, and NGLs, and analysis of the dynamics related to low oil prices, increasing petrochemical consumption, and exports.
Gas-to-Products | A keynote talk by UOP Honeywell Chief Technology Officer Jim Rekoske on the technoeconomic impact of abundant natural gas liquids, and insight from stakeholders into the dynamics of some of the gas-to-products projects under consideration or planned in North America.
North American GTL | A briefing by INFRA Technology on start up of its 100 bpd North American pilot plant.
Small-Scale & Modular GTL | A session focusing on the pilot projects, demonstrations, and commercial deployment of small-scale GTL and syngas technologies and the opportunities they present in North America and elsewhere for both offshore and distributed conversion of natural gas and other feedstocks into fuels (diesel, gasoline, DME) and chemicals. The session will feature updates from companies at the vanguard of demonstration and commercial activities in this area including INFRA Technology and Velocys.
Waste-to-Gas | A talk on the first commercial demonstration of a small-scale waste-to-gas system substituting natural gas with greenhouse gas CO2 for the production of CO for industrial applications.
Site Visit Program | A guided visit to INFRA Technology's new 100 bpd GTL pilot plant located just outside Houston.