Dates and Times:
Thursday, March 27, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Networking Reception - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Friday, March 28, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Technology innovation has always been the solution to the petrochemical industry’s ever changing needs. However, in a mature industry such as petrochemicals, true innovation is harder and harder to come by.
With today’s feedstock slate consisting of a broad palette of materials including shale gas, NGL’s, petroleum, renewables and coal, petrochemical process technology is primed for a “renaissance”. Come join IHS experts and Technology Developers as we analyze and assess the latest in petrochemical technology innovation.
The IHS Chemical Technology Seminar will provide discussions and competitive analysis on the direction of fundamental research, and evolutionary and revolutionary technology developments.
Fee: US $850
Includes: Printed material, coffee break and luncheon.
Agenda: As of February 25, 2014
Thursday Mar 27
|4:00 pm - 4:15 pm||
Moderator: Jeffrey Plotkin, Ph.D., VP, Chemical Training & Education, IHS Chemical
|4:15 pm - 4:45 pm||
Direct Conversion of Methane to Ethylene
Guido Radaelli, VP - Engineering, Siluria Technology
|4:45 pm - 5:15 pm||
Methanol/Synthesis Gas to Olefins
R.J. Chang, Global Managing Director, Process Economics Program (PEP), IHS Chemical
|5:15 pm - 5:45 pm||
Transforming Low Value Carbon to Chemicals
Through its proprietary Ex-Situ Bioconversion (ESBC) process, Ciris Energy is successfully transforming low value carbon, including coal, into high value chemicals. Ciris’ CEO, Greg Jenkins, will review the company’s rapid recent technological advances in ESBC and will discuss how ESBC’s low cost feedstock advantage positions it as a game changing technology.
Greg Jenkins, CEO, Ciris Energy, Inc.
|5:45 pm - 6:15 pm||
C5 Olefin Conversion
Robert Haines, Business Development Manager, CB&I Technology Operating Group
|6:15 pm -||
Friday Mar 28
|8:00 am - 8:15 am||
|8:15 am - 8:45 am||
Direct Conversion of Propane to Propylene
The Reaction 35 Technology uses bromine as a mediator to convert natural gas liquids to higher value, on-purpose petrochemicals and fuels. The technology operates under relatively mild conditions, requires no refrigeration and minimal compression. Integral to the technology is the complete recovery and reutilization of bromine, which in turn makes for a modest bromine inventory. Applying the technology to the conversion of propane to polymer-grade propylene results in a cost of production advantage greater than $150/metric ton over competitive technologies. In addition to propylene and other olefins, the Reaction 35 Technology can also be applied to the on-purpose production of aromatics, dienes and distillate fuels.
|8:45 am - 9:15 am||
New Routes to MEG
Don Bari, VP, Chemicals Technology & Analytics, IHS Chemical
|9:15 am - 9:45 am||
Bio-based Feedstock Technology Developments to PET
Kieran Furlong, Director, Chemicals Business Development, Virent, Inc.
|9:45 am - 10:15 am||
Global Capital Investment and Cost Escalation Outlook
Russell Heinen, Senior Director, Technology & Analytics, IHS Chemical
|10:15 am - 10:45 am||Refreshment and Networking Break|
|10:45 am - 11:15 am||
Direct Conversion of NGL to Aromatics
Cyclar is a commercially-proven process for converting propane to and butane into benzene, toluene and mixed xylenes, which can then be further processed in an aromatics complex to produce the building blocks for hundreds of thousands of everyday products, such as water bottles, tires and polyester. A significant quantity of by-product chemical grade hydrogen can also be recovered from the process. The recent development of lower cost NGLs has renewed a string interest in the process.
|11:15 am - 11:45 am||
Developing “Bankable” Technology Feasibility Evaluations (Case Study: New Routes to Butadiene)
Edward Glatzer, Managing Director, Technology & Analytics, IHS Chemical
|11:45 pm - 12:00 pm||Closing Remarks|
|12:00 pm - 2:00 pm||
Luncheon and Seminar adjourns