This proceedings volume comprises the invited plenary lectures, contributed and poster papers presented at a symposium organised to mark the successful inauguration of the world's first commercial plant for production of gasoline from natural gas, based on the Mobil methanol-to-gasoline process. The objectives of the Symposium were to present both fundamental research and engineering aspects of the development and commercialization of gas-to-gasoline processes. These include steam reforming, methanol synthesis and methanol-to-gasoline. Possible alternative processes e.g. MOGD, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of hydrocarbons, and the direct conversion of methane to higher hydrocarbons were also considered. The papers in this volume provide a valuable and extremely wide-ranging overview of current research into the various options for natural gas conversion, giving a detailed description of the gas-to-gasoline process and plant. Together, they represent a unique combination of fundamental surface chemistry catalyst characterization, reaction chemistry and engineering scale-up and commercialization.

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Methane Conversion via Methanol: 30 papers, by M.E.E. Abbashar, A.S. Al-Ubaid, A.A. Avidan, J.D. Beckerle, C.E. Bogdan, G. Cai, S.T. Ceyer, C.D. Chang, G. Chen, J. Liang, H.E. Curry-Hyde, D.V. Dass, H. Dötsch, S.S.E.H. Elnashaie, H. Fedders, K. Fujimoto, P.J. Gellings, H.R. Grimmer, R.G. Herman, B. Höhlein, R.F. Howe, M.M. Huang, R. Hunter, G.J. Hutchings, L. Jansen van Rensburg, A.D. Johnson, H. Kado, K. Klier, S. Kolboe, M.B. Lee, H. Li, C.J. Maiden, R.W. Martin, M. Masai, H. Mazaki, S.L. Meisel, I.J. Miller, A. Miyake, T. Mole, A. Muramatsu, S. Nishiyama, E. Nitschke, J.G. Nunan, A.L. Odell, K. Omata, W. Pickl, G.W. Quinn, Z. Renjum, J.R.H. Ross, J. Rostrup-Nielsen, J.G. Santiesteban, K.J. Smith, M.A. Soliman, T. Tatsumi, N. Thiagarajan, H. Tominaga, J. Topp-Jørgensen, D.L. Trimm, S. Tsuruya, E. Unneberg, J.G. van Ommen, C.B. von der Decken, M.S. Wainwright, Q. Wang, H. Yagita, Q.Y. Yang, K. Yokota, C.-W. Young, D.J. Young, S. Yurchak, S. Zhao. Alternative Routes to Methane Conversion: 24 papers, by K. Aika, K. Asami, B.G. Baker, A.G. Bakker, E. Baumann Ofstad, K. Beck, M.M. Bhasin, L. Bruce, K.J. Cavell, V.W.L. Chin, N.J. Clark, M. Cooks, N.A. de Bruijn, J.J. del'Amico, M.E. Dry, J.H. Edwards, E. Erich, K. Fujimoto, J.L. Garnett, S. Halvorsen, S. Hardin, S. Hashimoto, M. Hatano, M. Hoang, R.F. Howe, G.J. Hutchings, H. Itoh, E. Iwamatsu, P.J. Jackson, K.-J. Jens, E.M. Kennedy, E. Kikuchi, T. Komatsu, S.J. Korf, F.P. Larkins, M.A. Long, J.H. Lunsford, A.F. Masters, I. Maxwell, T. Moriyama, R.P. Noceti, M.R. Nordin, K. Otsuka, M.J. Ridd, G.M. Roe, J.A. Roos, J.R.H. Ross, R.R. Schehl, H. Schulz, M.S. Scurrell, S.T. Sie, N. Takasaki, C.E. Taylor, C. Than, H. Tominaga, T. Turney, R.J. Tyler, M.J. van der Burgt, C.J. van Leeuwen, J.G. van Ommen, M. Vender, A.J. Watson, N. White, J.R. Woodhouse, Y.-S. Yong. Zeolites and Other Catalysts: 13 papers, by R.M. Barrer, J.R. Bartlett, D.M. Bibby, R.G. Buckley,


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