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Duncan Seddon
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Dr. Duncan Seddon industrial career started with ICI on Teesside in the UK where he worked on the production of plastics and fibres. He moved to the Billingham Works where he was responsible for the energy management of a large integrated chemical complex. He moved to ICI Australia in 1980 and worked on the conversion of natural gas to methanol and olefins. In 1983, he moved to BHP and worked on gas to liquids (GTL).

Since 1988, Duncan has practiced as an independent consultant offering a broad range of services to companies and government bodies with an interest in refining and petrochemicals processes. He has a particular interest in the production of chemicals and fuels from gas and coal and the technology and economics for producing fuels from renewable sources.

Duncan is the author of over 120 papers, patents, including several papers on the productions cost of hydrogen and its competitive position versus conventional fuels. He has written two books - “Gas Usage and Value – The Technology and Economics of Natural Gas Use in The Process Industries” (PennWell, 2006) and “Petrochemical Economics - Valuing and Selecting Technology in a Carbon Constrained World” (ICP press, 2010). He is the co-editor (with Bo Zhang) of “Hydroprocessing Catalysts and Processes- The Challenges for Biofuels Production” (World Scientific, 2018). A third book on the Hydrogen Economy is in the press. Duncan is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers