Restek’s Jaap de Zeeuw will be presenting an invited keynote lecture during the plenary session at the 22nd Norwegian Symposium on Chromatography. This focused technical conference will be held January 12, 2016 in Sandefjord, Norway, and is well known for its high-quality technical presentations and enjoyable social program. Jaap’s talk will focus on converting from helium carrier gas to nitrogen carrier gas while maintaining exactly the same separation efficiency, retention times, and peak elution order without changing the oven temperature conditions. The potential of nitrogen carrier gas is often overlooked because it has low optimal flow and velocity. However, Jaap’s work shows that by using proper method translation and a shorter, narrower column it is possible to obtain the same separation while benefiting from the lower cost and consistent availability of nitrogen carrier gas.