SOURCE: Zeus Development Corporation

Zeus Development Corporation

April 29, 2013 12:28 ET

BP Joins Axens, CompactGTL to Sponsor GTL North America 2013

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2013) - GTL North America 2013 ( is pleased to welcome sponsors Axens (, BP (, and CompactGTL ( to this year's conference, held June 4 through 6 at the Houston Magnolia Hotel. The conference features 31 speakers representing a broad range of industry participants, from project developers to process licensors, to governing officials. The conference focuses on conversion of North America's prolific shale gas to premium fuels and products commonly made from petroleum.

"Sponsorships help us keep registration fees low for broader industry participation," said Bob Nimocks, president of Zeus Development Corporation, organizer of the annual conference. "We greatly appreciate Axens, BP and CompactGTL stepping up to ensure as many people as possible can learn about the opportunities for converting America's huge gas reserves into cleaner, domestically produced fuels and products."

The conference will feature presentations on at least six new GTL plants, including Marcellus GTL's Duncanville, Pa. project; EmberClear's new Natchez gas-methanol-gasoline project; Coskata's new commercial-scale gas-to-ethanol project; Gas2 Ltd's membrane-based reactor; an update since our last conference on CompactGTL's project with Petrobras; Oxford Catalysts' Calumet plant; and LanzaTech's plans for natural gas integration into biorefining processes. Other non-GTL processes include gas-to-steel and biorefining.

"One of our key objectives is to give delegates a comparison of the various gas-conversion routes, including Fischer-Tropsch, gas-to-gasoline, direct iron reduction, and ethanol, to understand where each has its strengths," said Chris Cothran, energy analyst at Zeus. "We'll be covering a wide array of processes."

Also, on June 4, the conference will feature a special one-day session for investors to learn of opportunities in American gas conversion. Information is online: or by calling Faye Siow at 713-952-9500 (

Participating organizations include: Air Liquide, American Power, Anadarko, Anderson Global, Apache, Axens, Baker & O'Brien, BCCK, Black & Veatch, Calumet, Chevron, Clariant, Corser, CRI, Dart Energy, Davy Process, Dougherty, Emberclear, Emerging Fuels, ExxonMobil, Gas2, GE, GTL Solutions, Gulf, Haldor Topsoe, Hatch, Hayward Tyler, IHS, Johnson Matthey, Jupiter Fuels, KiOR, Lanza Tech, Leucadia, Longbow, MAN, Matheson Gas, McDermott, McKinsey, Midrex, MTR, Occidental, Potash, Praxair, Precision Combustion, Prometheus, Red Mountain, RTI, Sasol, Schmidt+Clemens, Sempra, Shell, State of Louisiana, Sumitomo, Technip, Third Planet, UOP, US DOE, Velocys, Waste Management, XTL & DME Institute, and Zeton. 

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