Global Syngas Technologies Council

2017 Syngas Technologies Conference Program


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Preliminary Program for October 15-18, 2017

2017 Conference Program

October 15-18, 2017 The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Sunday, October 15, 2017
  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm
    GSTC Members’ Meeting
  • 1:30 - 3:30 pm
    Syngas Catalyst Workshop: Holli Garrett, Clariant
  • 2:00 - 5:00 pm
    Introduction to Gasification and Syngas Processes Workshop: Steve Jenkins, Energy and Chemicals Consulting, LLC
  • 4:00 - 7:00 pm
    Conference Registration
  • 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    Opening Reception - Exhibit Hall
Monday, October 16, 2017
  • 7:00 am
    Conference Registration and Check-In
    Continental Breakfast
     - Exhibit Hall
  • 8:00 am
    Welcome and Introductions
  • William E. Preston,  GSTC Chair and KP Engineering
  • Alison Kerester, GSTC Executive Director 
  • 8:15 am
    ExxonMobil 2017 Energy Outlook
    Todd Onderdonk, ExxonMobil Corporation

  • 9:00 am
    Session 1: Syngas Production
    Session Chair: David Burns, Praxair
    • Syngas Options to Meet Your Specific Needs
      John Cotten, KP Engineering (United States) (Gold Level Sponsor)
    • Utilizing Autothermal Reforming for Syngas Generation
      Esben Lauge Sørensen, Haldor Topsoe, Inc. (United States)
    • Scaling Down Ammonia Production
      Carrie Lalou, Linde Engineering North America (United States) (Silver Level Sponsor)
  • 10:00 am
    Break - Exhibit Hall
  • 11:00 am
    Session 2: Syngas to Chemicals
    Session Chair: William Preston, KP Engineering
    • POXSYN™ A Novel Approach for Syngas to Chemicals Production
      Alexander Roesch, Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions (United States)
      (Silver Level Sponsor)
    • Casale Synthesis Gas Generation for Plants of the Future
      Ermanno Filippi, Casale SA (Switzerland)
    • Ethylene Glycol Production from Syngas
      Jon Penney, Eastman Chemical Company (United States)
  • 12:00 pm
    Lunch – Exhibit Hall
  • 1:30 pm
    Session 3: Syngas to Liquids I
    Session Chair: Alison Kerester, GSTC
    • Syngas Technologies at ThyssenKrupp: from Biomass-to-Jetfuel to Propane-to-Acrylonitrile
      Karsten Radtke, ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (United States)
    • OTM Solid State Combined Reformer-Progress Update
      Ines Stuckert, Praxair Inc.  (United States)
    • Mixed Alcohol Production from Syngas
      Peter Tijm, Standard Alcohol Company of America Inc. (United States)
  • 2:30 pm
    Session 4: Project and Technology Updates I
    Session Chair: John Oyen, ABB
    • Shell Coal Gasification Process
      Rob van den Berg, Shell Projects & Technology (The Netherlands)
    • Development of ECUST Coal Gasification Technologies
      Guangsuo Yu, East China University of Science and Technology(China)
    • Advanced Energy Technology Development at RTI 
      David Denton, RTI International (United States)
  • 3:30 pm
    Break - Exhibit Hall
  • 4:15 pm
    Session 5: Syngas to Biochemicals
    Session Chair: David Denton, RTI International
    • Status of Evolving Waste to Liquids Technologies
      Eric Darmstedter, RES Kaidi (United States, China)
    • Biobased Chemicals via Torrefaction-Gasification
      Robin Post van der Burg, Torrgas (The Netherlands)
    • MILENA and OLGA-Development of Biomass and Waste Gasification Towards Green Chemicals
      Jan-Willem Konemann, Dahlman Renewable Technology BV (The Netherlands)
    • 5:15 pm
      Adjourn for the Day
    • 5:15 - 6:16 pm
      Reception - Exhibit Hall
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
  • 7:00 am
    Conference Registration and Check-In
    Continental Breakfast
     - Exhibit Hall
  • 8:00 am
    Syngas Market Drivers 
    Richard Hands, Editor, Nitrogen-Syngas Magazine (United Kingdom)
  • 8:30 am
    Session 6: Methanol
    Session Chair: Alison Kerester, GSTC
    • Methanol Economy in 2017
      Armen Abazajian, Advisian, WorleyParsons Group (United States)
    • ExxonMobil Advances in Methanol to Gasoline Technology
      Mitch Hindman, ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC (United States)
    • Enhancing Methanol Capacity with Technology Innovation
      Jim Loney, Fluor (United States)
  • 9:30 am
    Session 7: Biomass and Waste to Energy
    Session Chair: Steve Jenkins, Energy and Chemicals Consulting, LLC
    • Plasma Gasification for Generating Syngas to GTL
      Walter Howard, AlterNRG (Canada)
    • Sludge Gasification Plant in Chile: 7.5 MW
      Juan Jose Hernandez Samaniego, Greene Waste to Energy (Spain)
    • Roll-out of Commercial Biorefineries
      Brian Cody,Velocys (United States)
  • 10:30 am
    Break - Exhibit Hall
  • 11:15 am
    Session 8: Project and Technology Updates II
    Session Chair: Charles McConnell, Rice University
    • Jamnagar Gasification Project-Project Update & Syngas Utilization
      Francis Antony Kattookaran, Reliance Industries Limited (India)
    • Twin IHI GAsifieR -TIGAR®  for various Applications -Current Status of the Demonstration Project in Indonesia - Tomohiro Kotake, IHI (Japan)
    • Synthesis Energy Systems Business and Project Updates
      Wade TaberSynthesis Energy Systems (United States)
  • 12:15 pm
    Lunch - Exhibit Hall
  • 1:30 pm
    Session 9: Syngas to Hydrogen
    Session Chair: Pinakin Patel, T2M Global
    • Thermal Hydrogen-An Emissions Free Hydrocarbon Economy
      Jared Moore, Meridian Energy Policy (United States)
    • Cost Effective Syngas Generation for Hydrogen Production 
      Peter Neumann, Caloric Anlagenbau GmbH (Germany)
    • Coal to Hydrogen and Diesel with CCS
      Constantine Tsesmelis, Collie Synfuels Pty Ltd. (Australia)
    • 2:30 pm 
    • Session 10: Fuel Cells
    • Session Chair: Marty Considine, Considine Consulting (United States)
      • Multi-Purpose Energy Station- A Merger of Syngas and Fuel Cells at T2M Global
        Pinakin PatelT2M Global (United States)
      • Syngas Management using Solid Acid Electrochemical Systems with Power/Hydrogen Co-production for Improved Economics
        Calum Chisholm, SAFCell (United States)
      • Syngas Co-Production from Fuel Cells, Alakh Prasad, Quadrogen (Canada)
    • 3:30 pm
      Break - Exhibit Hall
    • 4:15 pm
      Session 11: Equipment and Technology Advances
      Session Chair: Alison Kerester, GSTC
      • Process Analysis of Syngas-Key to Optimized Syngas Production
        Peter VanvuurenSpectraSensors Inc. (United States)
      • Catalyst Support Media for Gasification and Syngas Technologies
        Katie Beane, Christy Catalytics (United States)
      • TBD - Landry Molimbi, NKT Photonics (United States)
      • 5:15 pm
      • Status of the GSTC Syngas Database
      • Christopher Higman, Higman Consultancy GmbH (Germany)
      • 5:30 pm
      • Adjourn for the Day (Evening Open)
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • 7:00 am
    Conference Registration and Check-In
    Continental Breakfast
     - Exhibit Hall
  • 8:00 am
    Kemper County IGCC Operations Summary
  • Landon Lunsford, Southern Company Services(United States)
  • 8:30 am
    Session 12: Syngas for Liquids II
    Session Chair: Jerry Kassman, GE Power and Water
    • Syngas to Liquid Fuels via Fisher-Tropsch Synthesis Using KIER SponCat™
      Dong Hyun Chun Korea Institute of Energy Research (South Korea)
    • Selective Conversion of Syngas to JP-8
      Andrew Lucero, Southern Research Institute (United States)
    • A Carbon Smart World: Fuels And Chemicals From Waste - Dave Meyer, LanzaTech (United States)                                                                 
  • 9:30 am
    Session 13: Technology Advances I
    Session Chair: Jai-Woh Kim, U.S. Department of Energy
    • Methane Partial Oxidation Using a Non-ThermalGliding Arc Plasma Reformer
      Howard Pearlman, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (United States)
    • UCG Application Opportunities for the Polygeneration of Power and Fuels-Johan Brand, African Carbon Energy (South Africa)
    • Solar-Thermal Assisted Syngas Co-Production for Enhanced Value Proposition - Zhiwen Ma, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (United States)
    • 10:30 am
      Break - Exhibit Hall
    • 11:00 am
      Session 14: Technology Advances II
      Session Chair: Alison Kerester, GSTC
      • Operational Performance of a Biomass Gasification Pilot Plant Using Moving Injection Horizontal Gasification
        Denis Doucet, Wildfire Energy (Australia)
      • Current Review of DOE’s Syngas Technology Development
        Jai-Woh Kim, U.S. Department of Energy (United States)
      • Selection of a Commercial Gasifier for the Coal-Based Allam Cycle
        Joshua Stanislowski, Energy & Environmental Research Center(United States)
    • 12:00 pm
      Conference Adjourns


  • 1:00 pm
    Optional Tour to Garden of the Gods (separate registration)
    Tour includes: transportation, lunch and shopping opportunity at the Trading Post, Tour of Garden of the Gods
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