COALTECHNOLOGIESASSOCIATES

CLEARWATER CLEAN COAL CONFERENCE

 

 

MISSION STATEMENT 

FOR THE CLEARWATER CLEAN COAL CONFERENCE

The 40th International Technical Conference on 

Clean Coal & Fuel Systems  

May 31 to June 4, 2015

The Call for Papers is now available pages/2015 Call for Papers.pdf

 

MISSION STATEMENT – Increased demand – coupled with energy security issues, uncertainty and increasing costs in the oil sector, and tightening environmental regulations – make this conference a must for those involved in all aspects of power generation who must meet the competitive pressures and environmental concerns of coal utilization in the 21st century. 


The State-of-the Art in coal utilization will be presented in up-to-date technical papers, tutorials, and panels, covering cutting-edge developments on a range of timely topics.  Presentations will deal with technical solutions to problems; specific strategies; projects; innovations; industry trends; and or/regulatory compliance.  The program presents an extensive overview of emerging, evolving, and innovative technologies, fuels and/or equipment in the power generation industry.  We are seeking papers from all countries worldwide. 

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

Themed Luncheon – A conference favorite is the Themed Luncheon on Wednesday.  Industry leaders host tables of 8 where a specific topic is chosen by the host for discussion during lunch.  Lunch this day is expanded to 90 minutes to allow sufficient time for as much discussion as possible. 

International Programs – Technical Developments – Policy Issues
Papers from the international community are strongly encouraged. In the 2014 conference 16 countries were represented at the conference. In addition, one-third of all attendees were from the international community. The international papers were related to energy/environmental developments throughout the world. The Committee also encourages papers that deal specifically with the topics covered in the Keynote Session, Panels, Tutorials and Plenary Sessions.

Best Student Paper Award – Over the years the conference has benefitted from the many excellent papers given by students. To give these exceptional students well-deserved recognition, the Conference Committee now awards the best paper from a student with the Clearwater Coal Conference Best Student Paper Award.


BACKGROUND
Nearly 300 professionals representing nearly all the major players in the electric utility industry in the United States were in Clearwater, Florida, USA for the 39th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal & Fuel Systems (informally known as “the Clearwater Clean Coal Conference”). The Clearwater Clean Coal Conference has earned a reputation as one of the premiere conferences on coal technologies as it grows in size and scope since its inception in 1975.


The Clearwater Clean Coal Conference offers participants 150 technical presentations in four days (Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in five concurrent sessions). Buffet style luncheons, a banquet dinner, and a fabulous beach reception offer networking opportunities with all conference participants. Ten Short Courses (eligible for continuing education credits) held on Sunday provide opportunities to learn about state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technologies.


In addition, critical panels on the important energy issues of the day are also scheduled on the four-day agenda. An Exhibit Center showcasing 24 booths also provides opportunities to highlight accomplishments and achievements. The conference is held every year in Clearwater, Florida, at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. We expect warm and sunny days with temperatures during the day in the 80’s. To take advantage of our glorious beach locale we offer all lunches out on the beach under our spacious tent.

Panels: To provide our attendees with the most comprehensive and up-to-date information, we offer panel presentations throughout the conference. By covering the important energy topics of the day we provide an overview of emerging, evolving, and innovative technologies, fuels, policy and/or equipment in the power generation industry.

Short Courses: An important segment of the conference program is the tutorial section. On Sunday, we will offer 9 tutorials a wide variety of topics important to the energy community. Participation in any of the tutorials is included in the registration fee and open to conference registrants. However, you must register in advance. These tutorials will be offered on June 3rd.

Technical Sessions: The conference presents topics of the greatest interest to the industry in the technical sessions. In some instances, energy leaders organize technical sessions on their area of expertise and invite specific topics for these sessions. The Conference Committee’s goal is to present an extensive overview of emerging, evolving, and innovative technologies, fuels and/or equipment in the power generation industry, through the presentation of accomplishments, opportunities and challenges in the technical areas listed below. The conference will offer 25 technical sessions over the 5 days of the conference.

CONFERENCE HEADQUARTERS – Sand Key is one of the 20 Best Beaches, according to many travel and tourism organizations. Directly on this beautiful beach is the Sheraton Sand Key, a 390-room luxury hotel. Each of the hotel’s newly refurbished rooms overlooks either the Gulf of Mexico or Clearwater Bay. Its seven secluded acres of white sandy beach set a tropical holiday mood for registrants to meet and discuss timely topics with colleagues from all over the globe.


Sheraton Sand Key
1160 Gulf Boulevard, 
Clearwater, Florida, USA 33763 – 
Phone: 727-595-1611
FAX: 727-596-8488
$185/night – Single or Double
Visit http://www.beachsand.com for information about the Sheraton Sand Key

INFORMATION ON PAST CONFERENCES

On June 8, 2010, as part of the conference, we held a dinner to honor Prof. Janos M. Beer, Professor Emeritus, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Dinner Organizing Committee consisted of Prof.-Dr. Klaus R.G. Hein; University of Stuttgart, Prof. Ashwani Gupta, University of Maryland; Sho Kobayashi, Praxair, Inc.; John Marion, ALSTOM Power, Inc.; Prof. Phil Smith, University of Utah; Prof. Adel Sarofim, Presidential Professor, University of Utah; Dr. Ligang Zhen, CanmetENERGY; and Professor Emeritus Norman Chigier, Carnegie Mellon University.

To see the visuals that were part of the dinner presentation, just click here The slide show part 1.ppt and The slide show part 2.ppt

About the annual technical conferences

Increased demand – coupled with energy security issues, uncertainty and skyrocketing prices in the oil sector, along with tightening environmental regulations – make this conference a must for those involved in all aspects of power generation who must meet the competitive pressures and environmental concerns of coal utilization in the 21st century.

The Clearwater Clean Coal Conference program covers innovative and evolving technologies in a forum that encourages the exchange of information on power generation and policy issues. The State-of-the-Art in coal utilization will be presented in up-to-date technical papers, tutorials, panels and plenary sessions, covering cutting-edge developments on a range of timely topics. 

Over 200 professionals representing nearly all the major players in the electric utility industry in the United States were in Clearwater, Florida, USA for the 39th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal & Fuel Systems (informally known as “the Clearwater Clean Coal Conference). The presentations dealt with technical solutions to problems; specific strategies; projects; innovations; industry trends; and or/regulatory compliance. The program presents an extensive overview of emerging, evolving, and innovative technologies, fuels and/or equipment in the power generation industry. 

The Conference Committee sought papers from all countries worldwide that deal with technical solutions to problems; specific strategies; projects; innovations; industry trends; and/or regulatory compliance.  Our goal is to present an extensive overview of emerging, evolving, and innovative technologies, fuels and/or equipment in the power generation industry, through the presentation of accomplishments, opportunities and challenges.

The Clearwater Clean Coal Conference offers participants opportunities to learn about state-of-art and cutting-edge technologies in 180 technical presentations in four days (Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in five concurrent sessions and the short courses and/or panels on Sunday and Monday). Buffet luncheons, a Welcome Party in the Exhibit Center, a themed luncheon, and a fabulous beach reception on Tuesday night offer networking opportunities with 300 conference participants. Intensive tutorials are held on Sunday and Monday. The 2015 conference will be held May 31 to June 4, 2015, at the Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Florida, USA.

 

Coal Technologies Associates
12548 Granite Ridge Drive
North Potomac, MD USA 20878

Attention: Barbara A. Sakkestad

Phone: 301/330-2256

E-mail: BarbaraSak@aol.com