Outlook and Challenges in Natural Gas Monetization & Processing with CO2 Utilization

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Noor Asmawati

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Introduction

The gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology will be placed in context of the oil industry and the global energy industry. Using GTL processes, the transportation cost associated with conventional pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) can be reduced and a much larger geographic market becomes available. Fischer-Tropsch synthesis (FTS) is a key component of the gas-to-liquids technology. The FTS process is a series of chemical reactions that involve the conversion of syngas (a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide) into liquid hydrocarbons using a catalyst. It is one of the most promising technologies in the energy industry due to economic utilization of natural gas to environmentally clean fuels, waxes and other chemicals.   CO2 and CH4 are significant greenhouse gases. Conversion of these greenhouse gases into fuels and chemicals is one of the attractive options to add value to the carbon resource.   This course will present an overview on the role of natural gas in the global energy market and the frontiers of natural gas monetization. It describes the building blocks of GTL technology and the opportunities to convert CO2 into valuable products. Catalysis, reactors and process scale-up will also be included in the course delivery. The critical techno-economic challenges of GTL and CO2 conversion technologies will be highlighted.    

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able: 1.Understand the role of natural gas in the global energy market 2.Recognize techno-economic challenges of GTL and CO2 conversion technologies 3.Keep abreast on the latest development in CO2 conversion technologies    

Trainers

Professor Nimir O. Elbashir has extensive research and teaching experience from four different countries around the world, including his previous position as at BASF R&D Catalysts Center in Iselin, New Jersey. The focus of his research activities is the design of advanced reactors, catalysts and conversion processes for natural gas, coal, and CO2 to ultra-clean fuels and value-added chemicals. He has established several unique global research collaboration models between academia and industry with research funds exceeding thirteen million dollars. He holds several US and European patents, and a significant number of scientific publications in the form of peer-reviewed journals, conference papers, technical industry reports as well as invited and conference presentations. He is the recipient of Texas TEES 2016th  Genesis Research Excellence Award; TAMUQ 2017th Faculty Excellence Award; 2015th Texas A&M Distinguished Teaching Award-College Level; 2015th TAMUQ Dean Leadership Award; 2012th Qatar Foundation Best Energy & Environment Research Team; Shell (Synthetic Aviation Fuels Recognition Award in 2013); ORYX GTL (GTL Diesel Fuels Award in 2016); BASF Environmental Catalysis Award and several awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and others.  

Dr. Noor Asmawati is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fundamental & Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. She received her PhD in Chemistry from University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA. Her research interests include Fischer-Tropsch catalysis and catalytic conversion of CO2 into value-added products such as methanol and DME. She has completed several research projects funded by various agencies and holds many publications in the form of peer-reviewed journals and conference papers.  

Dr. Bawadi Abdullah is an expert in GTL technology. He was awarded a Ph.D. degree from UNSW, Australia in 2011. Currently, he is a member in Center of Contaminant Control and Utilization (CenCoU), Institute of Contaminant Management for Oil and Gas, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. Hence, he is leading an extended research group with several collaborators around the world. He has been running an extensive research work for over than a decade in GTL area. To date, he has published over 100 peer-review journal articles and proceedings with over 900 citations. He has successfully secured several patents in catalysis development and reaction process in the area of green technology. He also secured over RM 1 million worth of grants in total for various projects. He also part of editorial board members of many high impact journals such as Plos One, Scientific Reports, Nature and Heliyon, Elsevier. Professionally he is a Chartered Engineer of Engineering Council of UK.  

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maizatul Shima Shaharun received her BSc in Chemistry from University of Liverpool, United Kingdom in 1998, MSc in Chemical Process Technology from University of Durham, United Kingdom in 2001, and PhD in Chemical engineering from Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, in 2009. She joined Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS in 1998, where she is currently an Associate Professor at the Fundamental & Applied Sciences Department. She is a registered chemist under the Malaysian Institute of Chemistry and member of Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom. Her research interests are related to synthesis and characterization of heterogeneous catalyst for CO2 utilization, reaction kinetics and development of reaction pathways using molecular approach.

Course Contents

This two-day course will cover the following aspects (case studies may be included in some topics): 1.Natural gas & CO2 monetization 2.Gas-to-Liquids technology (GTL) 3.CO2 conversion technology  

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Introduction The gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology will be placed in context of the oil industry and the global energy industry. Using GTL processes, the transportation cost associated with conventional pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) can be reduced and a much […]

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