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Gas Flare Monetization and Syngas Conversion Forum

23 - 25 October 2019
Hotel Granduca

Houston, Texas


In a special program produced for a fifth year in a row with the support of the World Bank's Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR), EFI's Gas Flare Monetization and Syngas Conversion Forum brings together international stakeholders responsible for technologies, strategies, and  projects aimed at the recovery and monetization of associated, stranded and renewable natural gas, biomass and waste, the reduction of GHG emissions, and the production of syngas from a variety of feedstocks for conversion to high-value fuels and chemicals. Business casual attire



Wednesday, 23 October

09.00 - 11.30 GTL Fundamentals Short Course (optional)

11.00  Registration opens

13.00  Forum commences

18.30  Welcome reception

Thursday, 24 October

07.30  Continental breakfast                        

08.30  Forum recommences

12.30  Lunch

18.30  Reception and dinner

Friday, 25 October

07.30  Continental breakfast        

08.30  Forum recommences

12.30  Lunch

Program concludes                                               





The Outlook for Natural Gas
David Dankworth
Distinguished Scientific Advisor
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering
Corporate Strategic Research

Harnessing Nigeria's Flare Gas for Socio-
Economic Development and Climate
Change Impact - The Strategic Imperative

Justice Derefaka
Program Manager
Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialization
Programme (NGFCP)

The Natural Gas Supply Landscape and
Emerging Pathways to Monetization
Uday Turaga
Chief Executive Officer
ADI Analytics

Monetizing Flared Gas with Innovative
Business and Commercial Models
Deploying Proven Technologies

Mark Davis
Chief Executive Officer


Start-Up and Operation of the World's
Only Natural Gas-to-Gasoline Plant -
Fuel Synthesis via the TiGAS Process

Eric Van de Venter
Product Line Director - GTL, TIGAS & SNG
Chemical Business Unit
Haldor Topsoe

Synthetic and Renewable Fuels
Development Technology - Commercial
Progress Update

Mark Agee
Vice President, Business Development
Emerging Fuels Technology

Better Sustainable Fuels: Compact
F-T Synthesis of Hydrocarbons
from Waste

Roger Harris
Vice President Operations

From Bench to Barrels - An Update
on LanzaTech's Gas-to-Fuels and
Chemicals Platform

Chad Haynes
Government Strategy and Technology Partnerships


Hydrogen in the Gas and Electricity Grids
as an Energy Storage and Carbon
Management Tool

Brian Weeks
Business Development Director
Gas Technology Institute

SAFCell - Remote Power Solutions
for Oil & Gas Applications

Calum Chisholm
Chief Executive Officer

Accelerating the Development of Small,
Modular and Highly Networked Light
Hydrocarbon Conversion Systems

Bruce Cook
Research and Industry Advisor
CISTAR NSF Engineering Research Center


Novel Low-CO2 Methanol Synthesis and
the Gulf Coast Methanol Park Project

James Lamoureaux
Managing Director
IGP Methanol

Flare-to-Chemicals: GasTechno Single-Step
Methanol Process

Walter Breidenstein
Chief Executive Officer
Gas Technologies

Sustainable Mobility & Power via
Renewable DME - First Investments by
California and Germany

International DME Association

Additional presentations added as confirmed


Update: The Global Gas Flaring Reduction
The Small-Scale Gas Conversion
Landscape in 2019

Theo Fleisch
Global Gas Flaring Reduction Partnership (GGFR)
The World Bank

Modular Conversion of Flare, Natural Gas,
NGLs, CO2 and Waste Gas to Fuels

Robert Schuetzle
Chief Executive Officer
Greyrock Energy

Micro-Scale LNG Production from Flare
Gas Using Liquid Nitrogen

Abdul-Aziz Rashad
Technology Commercialization Director
Energy Gas Applications Group

Remotely Operated Modular Gas
Processing Solutions - From Flare to Fuel

Joseph Palaia
Vice President Business Development
Pioneer Energy

Enabling Full-Scale Commercial
Demonstration of Modular, Portable GTL

Jack Haynie
Business Development Manager
INFRA Synthetic Fuels

Wellhead Gas Liquefaction and Use Onsite -
Small-Scale LNG in the Bakken

Dustin Hancock
Terra Energy Group

Short Contact Time Oxidation Reactor -
A New Path Towards Economical

Zbigniew Ring
Chief Engineer
Dason Technology

World's First Dedicated Small-Scale
GTL Plant - NiQuan Energy Update

Eberhard Lucke
Vice President
Process Engineering & Technology
NiQuan Energy

Compact Systems for Rich Gas: Well-,
Pipeline- and Flare-Gas-to-LNG

Jeff Rault
Chief Executive Officer
Ewen Energy



GTL Fundamentals Short Course
Wednesday, 23 October


The GTL Fundamentals Short Course is an opportunity to learn and understand the basics of global GTL processes, production, applications, and developments, and to derive maximum benefit from presentations and discussions over the course of EFI's Gas Flare Monetizationn and Syngas Conversion Forum commencing the same day. The small-group format and focused attention from expert industry veteran Dr. Ron Sills provides an excellent forum for learning, and for understanding the opportunities being pursued in the monetization of stranded, flared, associated and shale gas, and the conversion of syngas to a range of fuels and chemicals. A comprehensive two-and-a-half-hour course ideal for all levels of industry experience.

Please note: Participation in the GTL Fundamentals Short Course requires registration (done during the online forum registration process), with a course fee of $195 that includes the course, refreshments and all course material.




Forum Registration

Forum Accommodation



Forum Registration (per delegate)

1  Delegate



2  Delegate | Government & Non-Profit    $895
3  Delegate | Multiple (>1 registrant)    $795
4  Guest (spouse/partner)    $250

Optional Sessions (per delegate)

GTL Fundamentals Short Course



Forum registration (options 1 - 3) includes: Wednesday forum, welcome reception and break; Thursday forum, breakfast, lunch, breaks, reception and dinner; Friday forum, breakfast, lunch and break; all available documentation.


Guest registration (option 4) includes: Wednesday welcome reception; Thursday reception and dinner.



Hotel Granduca

1080 Uptown Park Boulevard

Houston, Texas 770569

Tel.: 1-888-GRANDUCA

Tel.: +1-713-418-1000


The cost of accommodation is not included in the registration fee. A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved at the Hotel Granduca for forum attendees at a group rate of $299 (excluding tax) per night for a standard guest room, including complimentary guest room wireless internet and access to fitness center and pool.


Reservations at the EFI group rate can be made in the following manner:


BY TELEPHONE | Call the hotel's reservation department directly on one of the following numbers and request the "EFI" rate when making the reservation:
1-888-GRANDUCA or


BY EMAIL | Send a request by email to the following address:



The EFI group guest room block was guaranteed until 27 September. After this date, or once all rooms held for the group have been reserved (whichever comes first), EFI is unable to guarantee room or rate availability. The EFI group hotel rate is only available with reservations made following the instructions above - reservations made in any other manner (e.g. via the hotel's regular website or a travel agent) may be charged at a higher rate. After the reservation deadline EFI will no longer be able to guarantee room availability.

Please contact the EFI Secretariat should you require assistance in getting a hotel reservation at the Hotel Granduca (

Cancellation Policy


A full refund of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received in writing on or before 9 October 2019. No refund will be given for cancellations received after this date. Substitutions are welcome at any time.


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