DGMK International Conference


Synthesis Gas Chemistry


October 7 – 9, 2015, Dresden, Germany



Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Session Chairman: Michael Bender


Keynote Lecture: C. Dwyer
Sasol Group Technology, Sasolburg, Republic of South Africa
Adding Value to Syngas



Keynote Lecture: M. Marchionna
Saipem, Technology Research and Development, San Donato Milanese, Italy
Synthesis Gas: A Versatile Key to Petrochemicals, Fuels and Power



Coffee Break


A. Wolf, C. Kern, A. Jess
University of Bayreuth, Germany
Synthesis Gas Production via Reverse Water-Gas Shift – Co-Conversion of Gaseous Hydrocarbons


W. Mackenroth
BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Syngas in the Isocyanate Value Chain


Keynote Lecture: H. Dialer, M. Estenfelder
Clariant Produkte (Deutschland) GmbH, München, Germany
Sustainability as Driver for Syngas Innovation



Thursday, October 8, 2015


Session Chairman: Arno Behr


Keynote Lecture: N. Schödel
Linde AG, Pullach, Germany
Industrial Hydrogen and Syngas Production – State of the Art & New Development


S. Pitter, T. N. Otto, M. Zimmermann, E. Dinjus, J. Sauer
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Hierarchical Zeolites as Catalysts for Gasoline Synthesis from Dimethyl Ether


S. Haag*, M. Rothaemel*, Lin Lin*, F. Castillo-Welter*, M. Gorny**
*Air Liquide Forschung & Entwicklung GmbH, **Air Liquide Global E&C Sol. Germany GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany
Methanol to Propylene: A Proven Technology for on-purpose Propylene Production


Coffee Break


Keynote Lecture: J. Hannes, U. Overhoff
RWE Generation SE, Essen, Germany
CtL/CtG Products as Feedstock for Established Value Added Chains


P. Treiber, J. Leimert, M. Neubert, J. Karl
University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Integrated Syngas Cleaning and CO2 Removal for Medium-scale Coal-to-SNG Plants


H. Klefenz,   
RTM e. K., Bornheim, Germany
Reactions, Thermodynamics, Production and Syntheses: Synthesis Gas (SynGas) via Integrated Ceramic Membrane Oxygen-Generator in Multi-Reaction-SynGas-Reactor plus Syntheses-Reactors

Session Chairman: Mario Marchionna


Keynote Lecture: E. Schwab et al.
BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Direct Synthesis of Dimethylether from Syngas: Catalysts as Enablers of Energy-efficient Process Design


T. Henrich, M. Betz, J. Abeln, J. Sauer
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
The Kinetics of the Direct Synthesis of Dimethyl Ether (DME) from Syngas


C. Knobloch, A. Haas, T. Kaltschmitt
hte GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Accelerated Catalyst Testing for Synthesis Gas Based Reactions


Thursday, October 8, 2015



H. Eilers, M. Ruf, G. Schaub
Engler-Bunte-Institut, Fuel Chemistry and Technology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Liquid Hydrocarbon Synthesis under Transient Operation in Lab-Scale Reactors

F. Pöhlmann, A. Jess
Department of Chemical Engineering, Center of Energy Technology, University Bayreuth, Germany
Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis: Modelling of Reaction-diffusion in a Single Cobalt Catalyst Particle Using CO2-rich Synthesis Gas

A. Comazzi, C. Pirola, I. Rossetti, F. Galli, S. Cane, M. Compagnoni, C.L. Bianchi
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Milano,Milano, Italy
Flame Spray Pyrolysis Synthesized Co and Co/Ru Based Catalysts for the Thermochemical GTL – Fischer Tropsch Process

M. Schaller*/**, E. Reichelt***, D. Männel*, M. Jahn*
*Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Dresden, **University of Rostock, Germany, ***Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
Production of Higher Alcohols from Synthesis Gas

O.L. Eliseev, M.A. Kamorin, P.E. Davydov, A.L. Lapidus
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
FT Synthesis Catalyst Prepared by Reductive Deposition of Cobalt with NaBH4

K. Glowienka, C. Kern, A. Jess
University of Bayreuth, Germany
Thermal and Catalytic Decomposition of Formic Acid for Synthesis Gas Production in Liquid Phase

J. Titus, J. Kullmann, J. Hill, D. Enke, R. Gläser
Institute of Chemical Technology, Universität Leipzig, Germany
Dry Reforming of Methane over a Ni Spinel with Bimodal Porosity

M. Steib, A. Jentys, J. A. Lercher
Lehrstuhl II für Technische Chemie, Department Chemie, Catalysis Research Center, TU München, Garching, Germany
Influence of the Active Metal on the Product Gas Composition for Dry Reforming of Methane

M. Albrecht, U. Rodemerck, S. Sokolov, E. V. Kondratenko
Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V., Rostock, Germany
Increased Hydrocarbon Production in CO2 Hydrogenation over Undoped Fe2O3 through Modification of the Catalyst Preparation

C. Schweitzer
Bse Engineering Leipzig GmbH, Leipzig, Germany
Integrated Concept to Utilize Biochemical Generated CO2 for Thermochemical Fuel Production

C. Wilhelm, A. DeCuyper, S. Ernst
Department of Chemistry, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Combined Methanation and Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis with Carbon Dioxide for the Caloric Adjustment of the Resulting SNG

T. Gaide, A. Behr, A. J. Vorholt
Technische Chemie, TU Dortmund, Germany
Hydroesterification of methyl 10-undecenoate in Thermomorphic Multicomponent Solvent Systems – Designing new Reaction Systems in Laboratory Scale

J. Dreimann, T. Gaide, A. Behr, A. J. Vorholt
Technische Chemie, TU Dortmund, Germany
Process Development for the Hydroformylation of Long Chain Olefins and Renewables Using TMS Systems in a Miniplant

N. M. Kaiser*, R. J. Flassig**, K. Sundmacher*/**
*Otto-von-Guericke-University, Magdeburg, Germany, **Max-Planck-Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany
Hydroformylation Reactor Design Under Model and Design Uncertainties

O.L. Eliseev, T.N. Bondarenko, A.L. Lapidus
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia
Rhodium-catalyzed Reductive Carbonylation of Iodobenzene

Xiao-Feng Wu, H. Neumann, M. Beller
Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e. V., Rostock, Germany
New Pathway for Heterocycles Synthesis: Combining Carbonylation and Nucleophilic Substitution

E.M. Movsumzade, O. Yu. Poletaeva, A.V. Borodin, D.Zh. Latypova, S.A. Vertyagin
Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, Ufa, Russia
Thermodynamic Assessment of Hydrocarbons Transformations, Obtained at the Processing of Associated Petroleum Gas

R. Dragomirova, S. Wohlrab
Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock, Germany
Liquefied Petroleum Gas Enrichment by Zeolite Membranes for Low-temperature Steam Reforming of Natural Gas

E. Schönborn, S. Wohlrab, V.N. Kalevaru, P. Wallis, A. Martin
Leibniz Institute for Catalysis (LIKAT), Rostock, Germany
Improved Catalytic Properties of VOX Catalysts Supported on Metal Functionalized SBA-15 for the Oxidation of Methane to Formaldehyde

T. Tabanelli*, S. Passeri*, C. Lucarelli**, D. Zhambakin*, F. Cavani*
*Dipartimento di Chimica Industriale Toso Montanari, Università di Bologna, Italy, **Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia, Università dell’Insubria, Como, Italy
Methanol as the Precursor of the True Electrophilic Reactant in the Multi-step Methylation of Phenolics Catalysed by Mixed Metal Oxides: Superior Performance of FeVO4 Catalyst

Luu Cam Loc*, Dao Thi Kim Thoa**, Nguyen Tri*, Ha Cam Anh**, N. A. Gaidai***, Yu. A. Agafonov***, A. L. Lapidus***
*Institute of Chemical Technology, Vietnam Acad. Sci. Techn., Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, **Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, ***N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Acad. Sci., Moscow, Russia
n-Pentane and n-Hexane Hydro-isomerization over Promoted Pd/HZSM-5 Catalysts

T. Gröger*, A. Sutherland*, B. Gruber*, M. Mthembu*, M. Jennerwein*/**, M. Eschner**, T. Wilharm**, R. Zimmermann*
*Joint Mass Spectrometry Centre, Helmholtz Zentrum München, and University of Rostock, Complex Molecular Analytics (CMA), Neuherberg, Germany, **Analytik-Service Gesellschaft (ASG), Neusaess, Germany
State of the Art Technologies for a Comprehensive Chemical Characterization of Syncrude and Downstream Matrices


Thursday, October 8, 2015


Session Chairman: Mario Marchionna


Keynote Lecture: R. Franke
Evonik Industries AG, Marl, Germany
Hydroformylation – State of the Art and Perspectives


A. J. Vorholt, T. Gaide, J. Dreimann A. Behr
Technische Chemie, TU Dortmund, Germany
Process Development for the Hydroformylation/Hydroesterification of Methyl 10-Undecenoate– From Laboratory to Miniplant Scale


Friday, October 9, 2015


Session Chairman: Harald Häger


Keynote Lecture: U. Arnold, L. Lautenschütz, D. Oestreich, J. Sauer
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Production of Oxygenate Fuels from Biomass-derived Synthesis Gas


J. Anton*/**, J. Nebel*, C. Froese*, R. Kleinschmidt***, T.Quandt****, H. Ruland*, S. Kaluza*/**, M. Muhler*
Ruhr-University Bochum, **Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen, ***ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Dortmund,****Evonik Industries AG, Marl, Germany
Higher Alcohol Synthesis over Na-modified Co-Cu Catalysts: Co2C Formation and Effect of Surface Composition


C. Hamel, S. Kaluza, C. Unger
Fraunhofer UMSICHT, Oberhausen, Germany
Catalytic Tar Reforming of Biomass-derived synthesis gas: Influence of the Catalyst, Gas Composition and Sulfur Poisoning


S. Vodegel, F. Müller
CUTEC Institute GmbH, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany
Synthesis Gas from Thermo-chemical Difficult Biomass

Session Chairman: Stefan Ernst


Keynote Lecture: A. Bode*, D. Klingler**, A. Milanov**, M. Rechulski**, G. Kolios**, A. Wechsung**, F. Scheiff**, F. Glenk**, M. Kern**, S. Schmidt**,
O. Machhammer**, M. Hensmann***, S. A. Schunk****, C. Lizandara****, G. Wasserschaff****, V. Göke*****, H. J. Zander*****, K. Büker******,
K. Rodermund******, M. Krüger******, U. Janhasen*******, A. Munera-Parra********, D. Agar********

*BASF New Business GmbH, **BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, ***VDEh Betriebsforschungsinstitut GmbH, ****hte GmbH, *****Linde AG, ******ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions AG, *******ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, ********TU Dortmund, Germany

How Methane Pyrolysis Can Lead to more Sustainable Syngas Production and Carbon for the Steel Industry: The GtF&S Concept


Su Liu, Qingying Song, Haibo Zhou, Yangdong Wang, Weimin Yang
Sinopec Shanghai Research Institute of Petrochemical Technology, Shanghai, P.R. China
Synthesis of Mixed Low Carbon Alcohols from Syngas over K/Co-MoS2 Catalysts: Influence of Precipitation Environment


E. Lorenz, P. Wehling, M. Schlereth, B. Kraushaar-Czarnetzki
Institute of Chemical Process Engineering CVT,
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany

Direct Single-stage Gasoline Synthesis from Syngas