Special Program – Technology Seminar

Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:15 am – 5:00 pm


"Great format. The one-day focus maximizes value for busy attendees!"

Hosted by:

  • Don Bari, Vice President, Chemicals Technology & Analytics, IHS Markit
  • Jeffrey S. Plotkin, Ph.D., Vice President of Chemicals Training & Education, IHS Markit

This full-day program will showcase a variety of innovations in chemistry, bio-science, and engineering for the production chemicals — all of which are advancing commercial competitiveness and sustainability to allow stakeholders to compete more effectively in a capital-constrained and a risk-averse business environment.

8:15amWelcome Remarks
8:30amR&D Trends – The Arc of Petrochemical Industry Process Technology Evolution
9:00amAdvantaged Technology and Applications of Methanol to Fuel and Chemicals
9:30amPropane Dehydrogenation STAR Technology and its Competitive Advantages
10:00amQuestion & Answer
10:30amAdvances in Oxidation Technology of Butene to Butadiene
11:00amEthane in NGL Separation – to Reject or to Recover?
11:30amCost-Efficient Methanol Production by Means of Topsoe Autothermal Reforming
12:00pmDisruptive Technology in the Olefins Value Chain
12:30pmQuestion & Answer
1:45pmThe Dynamics of Global Plant Construction Location Factors
2:15pmNew Cost-Effective Membrane Systems for Petrochemical Components Separation
2:45pmCost Competitive Single-Step Conversion of Fuel Grade Ethanol to Renewable Propylene (or Isobutylene) and Hydrogen
3:15pmDesign and Synthesis of a New Catalyst for the Polymeration of Propylene
3:45pmQuestion & Answer
4:15pmProcess Intensification in the Chemical Industry “You must unlearn what you have learned”
4:45pmSyngas Fermentation Processes
5:15pmQuestion & Answer/Closing Remarks

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