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Gas Flare


Conversion Forum


26 - 28 September 2018 

Hotel Granduca

Houston, Texas

2016 EFI site visit 

Small-Scale & Modular Syngas Generation
Flare Elimination & Monetization
GTL, CNG, LNG & DME | Advanced Fuels & Engines

Syngas to Fuels and Chemicals

Small-Scale Methanol | Methanol-to-Power

Methane to Power, Diesel, DME, & Chemicals

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Gas Flare Monetization and Syngas Conversion Forum

& Site Visit


26 - 28 September 2018

 Hotel Granduca

Houston, Texas

Photos below from recent EFI forum and site visit program

EFI's annual Gas Flare Monetization and Syngas Conversion Forum will bring together stakeholders involved in key developments related to the technologies, strategies and projects in the dynamic areas related to the monetization of natural gas, the production of syngas from renewable and fossil feedstocks, and the conversion to fuels and chemicals.


Presentations from EFI member companies and invited guests include:

Strategic Perspectives | Strategic and techno-economic perspectives from industry representatives, including a keynote talk by ExxonMobil on the outlook for natural gas, featuring an updated analysis of the trends that are shaping global supply and demand for natural gas, expanding availability enabled by new technologies, and growth in sectors such as transportation and power generation.

Gas Flare Reduction and Monetization | An updated version of the World Bank's Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership's (GGFR) Mini/MicroGTL technology assessment, perspectives on the small-scale gas conversion landscape in 2018, and on the reduction and elimination of flaring in scenarios including stranded and associated gas, operations, and well completions.

Stranded & Associated Gas Monetization | An exploration and assessment of the pathways being explored by resource owners, operators, and technology providers to monetize natural gas, methane, ethane, and NGLs, an analysis of the technoeconomic impacts related to higher oil prices, increasing petrochemical consumption, and exports, with a focus on criteria for success at different scales.


Small-Scale & Modular GTL | A session focusing on technology development, pilot projects, demonstrations, and first commercial references 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, LNG, CNG, DME) and chemicals. The session will feature updates from companies at the vanguard of development, demonstration and commercial activities in this area.

Small-Scale LNG | Update on the recent commercial introduction of small-scale, transportable LNG and CNG production, with scalable capacity for numerous applications.


Methanol Fuel Pathways | Briefings on the commercialization of technologies for downstream methanol-to- power, fuels and products, including progress with a fluid bed version of MTG, small-scale distributed methanol production, and the techno-economic impacts of the "methanol economy".  


Gas-to-Products | Insight from stakeholders into the dynamics of some of the gas-to-products projects under consideration or planned in North America, and how continuing low NG and NGL prices are affecting these.

Alcohols & Ethers | An update on distributed small-scale methanol production and the opportunities for downstream methanol fuel applications (including DME) from technology providers and project developers.

GTL Fundamentals Short Course | A comprehensive short course to learn and / or get up to speed on global GTL processes, production, applications and developments.


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