The NTNU Natural Gas Research Centre at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) will focus its research on the value chain from natural gas to energy products. The Centre is formed by joining the efforts of three groups, where each has a substantial track record with respect to scientific production and industry-related research. The basic idea is to join the groups into a multidisciplinary working environment, where synergies emerge. The three groups consist of recognised professors wi thin their fields. The Centre shall be a significant actor o the international research arena. All research activities shall be published in recognized international forums. The Centre will actively contribute to industrial development in close interaction with the natura l gas industries and SINTEF. The Centre shall be an important implementation of two of the five Strategic Areas at NTNU, Energy and Environment and Information and Communications Technology.