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IGRC 2014 newsletter

IGRC2014 Newsletter 7, May 2014

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... gas will play an increasing role in the future energy mix, and technology will be the key to
the future business model for gas growth ...

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Early Bird registration before June 1!

Register before June 1, 2014 and save 100 €. To be sure to get your preferred hotel, tours, etc. we recommend you register in the near future. We only have a limited number of rooms reserved for IGRC2014 delegates at the Tivoli Hotel. They will be alotted to delegates on a first-come, first-served basis - so act now
if you would like a room at the Tivoli Hotel under the same roof as the conference venue.
Read more about registration
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Papers and authors from 38 countries

IGRC2014 in Copenhagen will be a truly global event. The technical programme comprises 403 papers from 38 countries representing all the regions of the world. All the most current gas technology issues along the entire gas chain are covered. A preliminary programme with all session titles can be found at
It will be a record-setting programme both in terms of the number of papers presented and the topics covered. See the preliminary programme. See a preliminary alphabetic list of all authors
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Strategic plenary: What is the business case for R&D?

Research and development built the foundation of a steady growth of the utilization of natural gas. Many examples can be found along the entire value chain. But will this trend go on? Will the latest concepts on gas production (shale gas as well as biogas or power-to-gas), on smart gas grids, and on fuel cells or mobility based on NG, CNG or LNG turn into sustainable solutions? In which areas can customers' acceptance and market growth be expected and where is industry willing to finance the development phase? This plenary offers a platform for this discussion and provides answers from the perspectives of industry and university. Highly knowledgeable and experienced international energy experts will sit on the panel:
  • Gerald Linke, Senior VP, E.ON, GERMANY (moderator)
  • Etienne Romsom, Strategy Director, DNV GL Oil & Gas, NORWAY
  • Brad Douville, Vice-President, Westport, USA
  • Robert Schlögl, Professor, Max-Planck Institute, GERMANY
Strategic Plenary
Read more about the Strategic Plenary
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Rasmus Helveg Petersen

New Danish Energy Minister confirms participation

The newly appointed Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building,
Mr. Rasmus Helveg Petersen, has confirmed his participation in the
IGRC2014 Opening Plenary. Mr. Petersen will welcome the delegates
to "Green Denmark" and give a presentation entitled "Gas is part of
the green Danish energy agenda".
Read more about the Opening Plenary
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Conference APP gives easy access to programme and all abstracts

A user friendly APP will be available for download in due time before the conference to help delegates setting up their personal conference schedule tailored to their particular professional interest. The APP will show the programme at a glance, detailed programme for each day, all sessions with direct link to abstracts of all papers including poster presentations and many other useful options. The APP will be available for both iOS and Android. The IGRC2014 conference APP is sponsored by our silver sponsor Shell.
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Only a few exhibition stands left

In addition to the technical conference programme, IGRC2014 will feature an exhibition of advanced gas technology equipment and services from gas companies and manufacturers around the world. Exhibitors will be exposed to a group of highly motivated delegates representing both researchers and managers involved with technology development. There are only a few stands left and they are offered on a first-come-first-served basis. So if you want to be sure to have a stand, we recommend you book now.
Read more and download the prospectus

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IGU scholarships for young professionals

IGU’s strategic goal is to attract a new generation of gas industry professionals capable of integrating the extraordinary complexity of the gas business in a rapidly changing economic landscape and facing the global energy challenge. Pursuing this goal IGU has established the Sponsorship Programme offering 35 young professionals a free participation in IGRC2014. In addition each winner of a scholarship will receive the lump sum of 350€ to cover the accommodation in Copenhagen. Read more about the IGU scholarships
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Energy Battle Copenhagen

During IGRC2014 the NRG Battle-World Edition will take place as a side event of the conference. It is a company-sponsored contest in which teams of selected global participants work together with the (R&D) experts of the companies on innovative solutions for companies energy challenges. Already in the game are: Gasunie (1 team), DNVGL (1 team) and BASF (2 teams). We have room for more teams, so if your company is interested in sponsoring and participating, please contact Ms. Geertje Dam, CEO TTA World (organizers of the event) at Read more about Energy Battle Copenhagen
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Post conference tours

The following post conference tours are offered:
1. Castle tour of North Sealand 2. Roskilde – Kings and Vikings 3. Karen Blixen and Louisiana Art tour.
All three tours take place Saturday September 20, 2014. Special tours may be arranged - please contact DIS Congress Service, Helle Klestrup at
Post Conference Tours
Read more about the post conference tours
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Tivoli is open

The world famous Danish Tivoli Gardens opened for the summer season April 10. Tivoli will stay open until September 20, so it is possible to combine IGRC2014 with a tour of the fascinating and romantic Tivoli Gardens. Here you can also experience the original Pantomime Theatre. Columbine, Harlequin, Pierrot and other legendary members of the Tivoli Pantomime Troup will visit the delegates at IGRC2014 in Tivoli Congress Centre and perform the unique pantomime Gas Innovations Inspiring Clean Energy as part of the IGRC2014 Opening Plenary. Read more about Tivoli Gardens
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Meet us on LinkedIn

IGRC2014 is present on LinkedIn where you can follow us
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Key dates for your diary

• Early Bird registration until June 1, 2014
• Reservation of exhibition space: open NOW
• Author submission of full papers: September 1, 2014
• Author submission of Powerpoint presentation: September 8, 2014
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Quick links

• Register for the conference and book hotel room and tours
• Book your exhibition space
• Book a meeting point at the Innovation and Student Forum
• Learn more about the Conference Programme
• Download the Sponsor Prospectus
• Contact the conference organisers
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Principal sponsor

National sponsors

HMN Naturgas logo
Dong Energy logo logo Naturgas Fyn logo

Gold sponsor

GDF Suez logo Gazprom logo

Silver sponsors

Shell logo      KVGN logo Hofor logo
Japan Gas Association logos Kogas logo
Fluxys logo
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Bronze sponsors

Marcogaz logo GTI logo DNV-GL logo ETIC logo GERG logo AGA logo TCM logo PRCI logo IBP logo
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Associate sponsor

SGC logo      EC Power            Chinese Gas Society

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