9th Novel Gas Conversion Symposium (NGCS 9)

Venue: Centre des Congrès

Location: Lyon, France

Event Date/Time: May 30, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 03, 2010
Registration Date: Mar 30, 2010
Early Registration Date: Apr 01, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2009
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Join Global Gas Conversion Leaders in Lyon Next May

Formerly known as the Natural Gas Conversion Symposium (NGCS), the triennial Novel Gas Conversion Symposium has been bringing together the world's leaders in synthesis gas production and utilization since 1987 to share information on the latest trends in research and technology development in these fields. Organizing Committee members CNRS, Total and IFP are pleased to invite you to join the ninth edition
of the Novel Gas Conversion Symposium (NGCS 9) to be held in Lyon, France from May 30th to June 3rd, 2010.

To confront the challenges presented by the
energy crisis it is of utmost importance to keep scientists, innovators and corporate experts up-to-date on the latest R&D and
technology solutions in this strategic global gas conversion domain. NGCS 9 will provide
attendees with comprehensive knowledge about leading-edge topics related to the conversion of fossil resources, biomass and waste to syngas, energy, synthetic natural gas, hydrogen, liquid fuels and chemicals (see symposium program for more details).

The best contributions will be offered the
possibility to be published in two specialissues dedicated to the event.

Looking forward to seeing you soon in Lyon
for an exciting conference and an appealing
social program!

Claude Mirodatos,
Francis Luck,
Slavik Kasztelan
NGCS 9 Chairmen

Syposium Format

NGCS 9 will include 5 plenary lectures (1 hour),
several keynotes (40 min) and 102 oral
communications (20 min) structured in 6 topics
sessions and organized in 3 parallel sessions.
Three poster sessions of 1 hour each will
complete the program.

Session Topics

1. Natural gas and biogas purification (filtration,CH4/CO2 separation, sulfur and nitrogen removal, etc)
2. Production of synthesis gas from natural gas,
coal, biomass or waste; clean coal; syngas
chemistry: purification, water gas shift (WGS),
reverse WGS and synthetic natural gas (SNG)
3. Synfuels: Fischer Tropsch synthesis, gas to
liquids, coal to liquids, biomass to liquids,
methanol, higher alcohols and DME
4. Direct-indirect conversion of methane to
oxygenates, olefins, aromatics; C1-C3
intermediates to chemicals
5. Energy (IGCC, catalytic combustion, hydrogen
production from C1-C4 gases) and novel
concepts for feedstock activation (plasma,
dense membrane, etc)
6. Technical-economical studies, technology
demonstration, industrial processes and plant

NGCS 9 will include 5 plenary lectures (1 hour),
several keynotes (40 min) and 102 oral
communications (20 min) structured in 6 topics
sessions and organized in 3 parallel sessions.
Three poster sessions of 1 hour each will
complete the program.

Abstracts and Symposium Proceedings:

Authors are invited to submit a 6-line Short
Abstract and a 2 page Extended Abstract before Sept. 30th 2009. Evaluation of the contributions will be done on the basis of the
extended abstract by an international panel of
experts. Oral or poster communication will be
announced to authors before Nov. 15th 2009.
- A book of abstracts will be distributed during
the Symposium.
- Two special issues are planned in Catalysis
Today and Chemical Engineering Science.
Approximately 80 contributions will be selected
for submission to these special NGCS 9 issues.

Plenary Speakers:
1. R. Van Santen (TUE, The Netherlands)
2. J. Lerou (Velocys, USA)
3. R.M. Baldwin (NREL, USA)
4. J.L.G. Fierro (CSIC, Spain)
5. Award (award given by NGCB)

Syposium Location:

NGCS 9 will be held at the Centre des Congrès in the CitéInternationale in Lyon, France. The
Cité Internationale is locatedbetween the Rhône river andthe Tête d’Or Park, near the historical center of the city. Outstanding social events will allow you to discover significant parts of the rich historical
and cultural heritage of the city, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A visit to the
Beaujolais area, renowned for its excellent
wines, will be offered.

Lyon is easily reached by plane directly to Lyon St Exupéry airport or via Paris,London, Frankfurt or Brussels. High speed train: from Paris, Brussels, Geneva.


Cité Internationale

Additional Information

Registration and Accomodation Early fee (before April 1st, 2010) Industrial 750 EUR Academic 600 EUR Student 450 EUR Accompanying person 200 EUR Regular fee (after April 1st, 2010) Industrial 850 EUR Academic 700 EUR Student 550 EUR Accompanying person 200 EUR - Registration fee includes attendance at symposium sessions, welcome reception, social events, gala dinner, lunches, and all materials. Accompanying person fee includes attendance at welcome reception, gala dinner and social events. - Payment may be made by bank transfer or credit card. - Room blocks have been reserved for participants to book in a wide range of accommodation, from student lodging to 4 star hotels. - Registration and accommodation information is available online at the NGCS 9 website: www.ngcb.org