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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. The Changing Landscape of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks for Chemical Production: Implications for Catalysis: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23555.
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Appendix A

Workshop Agenda

The Changing Landscape of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks for Chemical Production Implications for Catalysis: A Workshop

March 7–8, 2016
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20418

March 7, 2016 (Lecture Room)

Open Session

8:45 am Doors open
9:00 am Welcome and Introduction
Alexis T. Bell (Chair), University of California, Berkeley
9:15 am Overview of Shale Gas Boom and Its Impact on the Chemical Industry
Mark Jones, The Dow Chemical Company
10:00 am Implications for Catalysis
Johannes Lercher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
10:45 am Break
11:15 am Hydrocarbons to Chemicals and Fuels via Engineered Microbes
Greg Stephanopoulos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
12:00 pm Lunch on your own
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. The Changing Landscape of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks for Chemical Production: Implications for Catalysis: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23555.
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Session 1: Methane Catalysis
Chair: Johannes Lercher

1:00 pm Is oxidative coupling the royal road for the valorization of methane to olefins?
Reinhard Schomäcker, Technische Universität Berlin
1:45 pm Instructions for Breakout Groups
Johannes Lercher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Group A - Methane to Syngas – Board Room
Speaker: Jan Lerou, Jan Lerou Consulting, LLC
Discussion Leader: Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos, Tufts University
Group B - Methane to Ethylene – Room 125
Speaker: Bob Maughon, The Dow Chemical Company
Discussion Leader: Anne Gaffney, Idaho National Laboratory
Group C - Methane to Aromatics – Room 118
Speaker: Israel Wachs, Lehigh University
Discussion Leader: Monty Alger, Pennsylvania State University
Group D - Methane to Methanol – Lecture Room
Speaker: Tobin Marks, Northwestern University
Discussion Leader: Karen Goldberg, University of Washington
3:45 pm Break
4:15 pm Report back and discussion
5:30 pm Open session adjourn
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. The Changing Landscape of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks for Chemical Production: Implications for Catalysis: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23555.
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March 8, 2016 (Lecture Room)

Open Session

Session 2: Ethane/Propane Catalysis
Chair: Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulo
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8:15 am Doors open
8:30 am History and State of the Art of Ethane and Propane Catalysis
Jeffery Bricker, Honeywell UOP
9:15 am Conversion of Methane and Light Alkanes to Chemicals Over Heterogeneous Catalysts: Lessons Learned from Experiment and Theory
Alexis T. Bell (Chair), University of California, Berkeley
9:45 am Homogeneous Catalysts for C-H Activation and Other Approaches to Shale Gas Utilization
Shannon Stahl, University of Wisconsin–Madison
10:15 am Break
10:30 am Instructions for Breakout Groups
T. Brent Gunnoe, University of Virginia
Group A - Light Alkanes to Alkenes and Dienes – Board Room
Speaker: Angeliki Lemonidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Discussion Leader: Angela Belcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Group B - Light Alkanes to Aromatics – Room 125
Speaker: Bruce Gates, University of California, Davis
Discussion Leader: Johannes Lercher, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Group C - Emerging Opportunities for Novel Approaches to Natural Gas Conversion – Room 118
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. The Changing Landscape of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks for Chemical Production: Implications for Catalysis: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23555.
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Speakers:
Biocatalysis: Mattheos A. G. Koffas, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Electrocatalysis: Guido Pez, consultant
Discussion Leader: Monty Alger, Pennsylvania State University
Group D - Activation of Natural Gas Using Nontraditional Oxidants – Lecture Room
Speaker: Eric McFarland, University of California, Santa Barbara
Discussion Leader: Jim Stevens, The Dow Chemical Company (retired)
12:30 pm Lunch on your own
1:30 pm Report back and discussion
2:30 pm Break

Session 3: Environmental Impacts
Chair: Monty Alger

2:45 pm Panel Discussions
David Allen, The University of Texas at Austin
Richard Helling, The Dow Chemical Company
Bala Subramaniam, University of Kansas
Carl Mesters, Shell
Klaus Harth, Badische Anilin und Soda Fabrik (BASF)

Session 4: Opportunities
Chair: Jim Stevens

4:30 pm Workshop summary
Alexis T. Bell (Chair), University of California, Berkeley
5:00 pm Open discussion
5:30 pm Open session adjourn
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Workshop Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2016. The Changing Landscape of Hydrocarbon Feedstocks for Chemical Production: Implications for Catalysis: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/23555.
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A decade ago, the U.S. chemical industry was in decline. Of the more than 40 chemical manufacturing plants being built worldwide in the mid-2000s with more than $1 billion in capitalization, none were under construction in the United States. Today, as a result of abundant domestic supplies of affordable natural gas and natural gas liquids resulting from the dramatic rise in shale gas production, the U.S. chemical industry has gone from the world’s highest-cost producer in 2005 to among the lowest-cost producers today.

The low cost and increased supply of natural gas and natural gas liquids provides an opportunity to discover and develop new catalysts and processes to enable the direct conversion of natural gas and natural gas liquids into value-added chemicals with a lower carbon footprint. The economic implications of developing advanced technologies to utilize and process natural gas and natural gas liquids for chemical production could be significant, as commodity, intermediate, and fine chemicals represent a higher-economic-value use of shale gas compared with its use as a fuel.

To better understand the opportunities for catalysis research in an era of shifting feedstocks for chemical production and to identify the gaps in the current research portfolio, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine conducted an interactive, multidisciplinary workshop in March 2016. The goal of this workshop was to identify advances in catalysis that can enable the United States to fully realize the potential of the shale gas revolution for the U.S. chemical industry and, as a result, to help target the efforts of U.S. researchers and funding agencies on those areas of science and technology development that are most critical to achieving these advances. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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