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NGCS 11 Tromsø

11th Natural Gas Conversion Symposium
Clarion Hotel The Edge
Tromsø, Norway
6 - 9 June 2016

The NGC symposia series returned to Norway for its 11th edition, bringing delegates close to abundant sources of natural gas that have only been partially discovered to date. Senior gas conversion researchers, academics, and industry experts met amidst the stunning landscape high above the Arctic Circle in Tromsø, a city whose location and ice-free harbor have been central to its long history as the gateway to the Arctic for hunters, fishermen and explorers. More recently, Tromsø has served as an important base for those exploring Arctic oil and gas resources, and as home to the world's most northerly university.

The NGCS 11 Local Organizing Committee involved representatives from the main academic and industrial groups involved in natural gas conversion in Norway, bringing experience from the University of Oslo, SINTEF, Statoil and INEOS together with that of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), the Natural Gas Conversion Board, and its International Scientific Advisory Board to produce a high quality program involving more than three hundred papers.

In addition to four days of symposium presentations and poster sessions, the program included an opportunity for participants to visit Statoil's Snøhvit ("Snow White") facility, the world’s northernmost LNG plant, along with a social program that provided delegates with a taste of northern Norway's rugged and beautiful coastal, sea, and mountain landscapes, its traditions and cuisine, and the summer midnight sun.

Information & Materials

 NGCS 11 Program




Special Publications

Catalysis Today
Special Issue of Catalysis Today for NGCS 11 Tromsø
Guest editors: Duncan Akporiaye, De Chen, Anders Holmen, Erling Rytter, Hilde Venvik

Catalysis Today will publish a special issue in 2017 based on selected papers from NGCS 11. The authors of all oral presentations delivered at NGCS 11 are invited to submit a manuscript for consideration by editors of the special issue. Submitted manuscripts will be subject to a peer review process in accordance with the rules of the journal. Following is a timeline for this process:

29 August 2016: manuscript submission portal opens (see link below) 
15 November 2016: manuscript submission process closes
28 February 2017: review complete and manuscript submitters informed of decision

Note: If you plan to submit a manuscript for consideration the editors ask you to kindly send them an email (to confirming this ahead of time.

Click here for a link to the Catalysis Today online submission system

When submitting a manuscript, please select “SI: NGCS 11” upon reaching the “Article Type” step in the submission process to ensure that the manuscript is correctly identified for inclusion in the NGCS 11 special issue.

Local Organizing Committee

Hilde Johnsen Venvik (Co-Chair)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Anders Holmen (Co-Chair)
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Unni Olsbye
University of Oslo

Erling Rytter

De Chen
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Duncan Akporiaye
SINTEF Materials and Chemistry

Steinar Kvisle









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