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CATCON2014

"From Innovation to Growth: Catalysis for Future Chemical,
Energy and Environmental Demands"

December 8-9, 2014 - Hyatt North Houston
425 North Sam Houston Parkway East, Houston, Texas, USA, 77060


CATCON2014 was an overwhelming success!

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Final Agenda 
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Day One, Monday, December 8, 2014

8:00-9:00AM REGISTRATION, WELCOME COFFEE & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00-9:15AM OPENING REMARKS
Mr. John J. Murphy, The Catalyst Group Resources
9:15-10:00AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Leading Innovation to Drive Value Creation
Dr. Peter Nagler, Chief Innovation Officer (CIO), Corporate Innovation
Strategy & Management, Evonik Industries, AG
10:00-10:45AM MORNING BREAK & NETWORKING
SESSION I: UNCONVENTIONAL GAS PROCESSING AND CONVERSION ADVANCES
10:45 -11:15AM

Development of Commercial Process for Oxidative Coupling
of Methane
Dr. Alex Tkachenko, President and Co-Founder, Siluria Technologies

11:15 – 11:45AM TurboPOx Syngas Generation Technology
Dr. Arun Basu, Institute Engineer, Energy Conversion
Division, Gas Technology Institute
11:45-12:15PM Catalyzed-Assisted Manufacture of Olefins (CAMOL): Innovative
Technology to Improve Steam Cracker Operating Efficiency
Mr. Craig Ostroff, Vice President & General Manager, BASF Qtech
12:15-1:45PM GROUP LUNCHEON
1:45-2:15PM Modern Advances in Gas Purification and Steam Reforming Technology
Mr. Mani Erfan, Vice President of Technical Sales
Unicat Catalyst Technologies
2:15-2:45PM SPECIAL FEATURE: Innovation to Commercial Reality – Johnson
Matthey-Davy Approach
Dr. M.A.Wood, Head of R&D, Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies
2:45-3:30PM AFTERNOON BREAK & NETWORKING
SESSION II: ADVANCED AROMATICS TECHNOLOGIES
3:30-4:00PM "Making the Most of It" - Creating Value with Heavy Aromatics
Transalkylation
Mr. Vincent Rogers, Technology Manager, CRI/Zeolyst Specialty Catalysts
4:00-4:30PM The Petrochemistry of Paraxylene
Dr. Zhongyi Ding, Manager of Process Development, GTC Technology
4:30-5:00PM

Innovation in the Production of Low Cost Green Aromatics
Mr. Anatoly Garelik, Director, Planning & Alliance Management,
Anellotech Inc.

5:00-5:30PM Innovative Solution for Aromatic Complexes to Avoid Organic Chlorides
Mr. Troy Walsh, Global Sales Account Manager, Clariant
5:45-7:15PM GROUP RECEPTION

Day Two, Tuesday, December 9, 2014

8:00 – 9:00AM REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (SPONSORED BY THE
AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL)
SESSION III: ICCA CATALYSIS ROADMAP - GLOBAL ENERGY & EMISSIONS
9:00–9:30AM SPECIAL FEATURE: Shale Gas and New US Chemical Industry
Investment
Mr. Owen Kean, Senior Director of Energy Policy, American
Chemistry Council
9:30–10:00AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ICCA Catalysis Roadmap – Global Energy &
Emissions Reduction Potential
Dr. Edward G. Rightor, Co-Chair ICCA Catalysis Roadmap & Dow Chemical
10:00–10:15AM SPECIAL FEATURE: The ICCA Roadmap: Drivers, Implementation 
& Questions
Mr. Clyde Payn, CEO, The Catalyst Group
10:15–10:45AM PANEL DISCUSSION: Opportunities & Challenges in Development
& Implementation
10:45–11:30AM MORNING BREAK 
SESSION IV: ADVANCED CHEMICALS TECHNOLOGIES
11:30-12:00PM

HPPO - The Direct Way to Propylene Oxide, an Economically and
Ecologically Advantageous Process
Dr. Stefan D. Wieland, Head of Research & Technology, BL Catalysts,
Inorganic Materials and Dr. Stefan Schulze, Senior Vice President, 
Innovation Advanced Intermediates, Evonik Industries AG

12:00-12:30PM BDO: The Catalytic Challenges Starting from Acetylene and Ending
with Bio-Sourced Materials
Dr. Daniel Ostgard, Senior Business Development Manager,
BL Catalysts, BU Inorganic Materials, Evonik Industries AG
12:30-1:00PM

SPECIAL FEATURE: Step-Out Innovation Through Integrated
Materials and Process Development
Dr. Markus Lesemann, Sr. Director Business Development, RTI International

1:00-2:00PM LUNCH ON OWN
SESSION V: ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES IN FUELS AND ADDITIVES PRODUCTION 
2:00-2:30PM

SPECIAL FEATURE: Advances in Engineering and Reactor Design
Approaches for Syngas Production
Dr. Frits Dautzenberg, President, Serenix Corp.

2:30-3:00PM Opportunities for Mixed Alcohols
Mr. Peter Tijm, Chief Technology Officer, Standard Alcohol
3:00-3:30PM SPECIAL FEATURE:How Can Academic Research and Education
Foster Industrial Innovation?
Dr. Ive Hermans, University of Wisconsin-Madison
3:30-3:45PM CLOSING REMARKS
Mr. John J. Murphy, President, The Catalyst Group Resources


For additional information contact:
Connie Scarcia-Haverstick, Conference Manager, The Catalyst Group Resources
phone: +1.215.628.4447 or email: cnf@catalystgrp.com