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The 40th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal & Fuel Systems

The Clearwater clean coal conference

May 31 to June 4, 2015

Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Florida, USA

Five Days – The Hottest Topics – The World’s KEY PLAYERS, Leading Experts and "Super Scientists" – 

The Most Comprehensive Program on Coal Technologies –

From “Dawn to Dusk” – Representatives from 6 Continents

Click Here for this Year's Call for Papers 2015 Call for Papers.pdf

 

To get a flavor of what the conference is and has to offer check out the official program for the 2014 conference 2014 Official Program.pdf

Keynote Panel: The Future of Clean Coal Technologies in Light of EPA’s CO2 Rules and DOE’s New Program Initiatives for Coal
EPA’s CO2 rules scheduled to be finalized in June, 2015 and a possible new DOE program to help fund transformational technologies. 
Ben Yamagata, Executive Director, Coal Utilization Research Council (CURC)

USA-China Special Session/Workshop on the new developments in clean coal technologies and technology readiness with special focus on greenhouse emissions, clean energy and energy sustainability. Experts invited from the USA will cover a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers working in academia, industry, U.S. EPA and the U.S. DOE.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Haiying Qi, Institute of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

For 5-1/2 days in 2014 the world’s experts were in Clearwater, Florida, to share their knowledge and expertise on coal technologies. The issues on the front burners of the electric utility industry were spotlighted. All in attendance had a firm grasp on the major issues facing the industry today and tomorrow in the tutorials, panels and technical sessions that delved into critical energy topics.  

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. This technical conference and networking event – where utility executives and world-leading experts present 150 technical presentations in the major areas of interest – is sponsored by Coal Technologies Associates, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers' Power Division.

The Panels, Short Courses and Technical Sessions are works in progress and additional titles will be added in the future.  But this is what we intend to cover:

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.

Keynote Panel: The Future of Clean Coal Technologies in Light of EPA’s CO2 Rules and DOE’s New Program Initiatives for Coal
EPA’s CO2 rules scheduled to be finalized in June, 2015 and a possible new DOE program to help fund transformational technologies. 
Ben Yamagata, Executive Director, Coal Utilization Research Council (CURC)

USA-China Special Session/Workshop on the new developments in clean coal technologies and technology readiness with special focus on greenhouse emissions, clean energy and energy sustainability. Experts invited from the USA will cover a broad spectrum of scientists and engineers working in academia, industry, U.S. EPA and the U.S. DOE.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Haiying Qi, Institute of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, China

Oxyfuel– 10 years on from the IPCC Special Report on CCS
The upcoming 10th anniversary of the publication of the IPCC Special Report on CCS (2005) is being updated with Special Review series for 2015 published in the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. Targeted are the areas where  major progress in the understanding and in the demonstration of key elements in the CCS chain has occurred. The 2015 oxyfuel panel will include the authors of the oxyfuel chapters:
Chair: Prof Terry Wall, University of Newcastle, AUSTRALIA
Prof. Guenter Scheffknecht, University of Stuttgart, GERMANY
Prof. Timo Hyppänen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, FINLAND
Prof. Rajender Gupta, University of Alberta, CANADA

International Energy Developments—Conventional and Advanced Coal Energy Systems
Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center

Natural Gas Systems and Impacts on Coal Power
Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center

Recent Advances in Coal Research
Francois Botha, Illinois Clean Coal Institute

Chemical Looping Combustion and Gasification
Ron Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
John Marion, ALSTOM Power, Inc.
Prof. L.S. Fan, Ohio State University

Water
Lisa Rimpf, The Babcock & Wilcox Co.

European Energy Needs
Francois Botha, ICCI

Innovative Alternatives for Emissions Control Solutions
Georgette Pepper, Consulate General of Canada

Various Issues in CO2 Utilization
Erin Schols, TNO, The Netherlands

Business Opportunities in Energy Sector in Europe
Janusz Lichota, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland

OHD (Oxidative Hydrothermal Dissolution (CTL)
Derek Perry, Thermaquatica

The Development Process … from Concept to Deployment (and the varying perspectives)
Lisa Rimpf, B&W

Low Rank Coal
Prof-Dr. Klaus R.G. Hein, Energy & Environment, Germany

Oxy-Fuel Combustion
Prof. Terry Wall, University of Newcastle, Australia, and Dr. Ligang Zheng, CANMET, Canada

Advanced Beneficiation
Dr. David G. Osborne, Manford Pty Ltd., Australia

Short Courses An important segment of the conference program is the tutorial section. On Sunday, we will offer 9 Short Courses a wide variety of topics important to the energy community. Participation in any of the Short Courses is included in the registration fee and open to conference registrants. However, you must register in advance.  This is an initial listing of the Short Courses that will be offered on Sunday, May 31st.

Water
Lisa Rimpf, B&W

IGCC/Pre-Combustion CO2 Capture
Lisa Rimpf, B&W

Combustion 101
J.J. Letcavits, AEP, and Alan Paschedag, Consultant

CLC
Prof. Ramesh Agarwal, Washington University in St. Louis

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 will offer 25 technical sessions over the 5 days of the conference.  Following are topics that will be pursued by industry leaders:

Advanced Beneficiation
Dr. David G. Osborne, Manford Pty Ltd., Australia

  • Alternative Uses for CO2

 Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center

  • Biomass Co-Utilization

Les Marshall, Ontario Power Generation, Canada

  • CO2 Chemistry, Utilization, and Fundamental Processing for CO2 Products

Francois Botha, ICCI and Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center

  • Co-Firing of Coal and Natural Gas

Mr. Manmohan Singh, Forney Corp.

  • CO2 Utilization

Erin Schols, TNO, The Netherlands

  • Advanced Energy Conversion Systems,

Massood Ramezan, Leonardo Technologies, Inc.

  • Biomass Co-Firing Utilization

Les Marshall, Ontario Power Generation

  • Chemical Looping – Carrier Development & Performance,

Dr. Ronald Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Chemical Looping – System Performance Results

Dr. Ronald Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Coal Beneficiation Prior to Utilization

Dr. Joseph Hirschi, Illinois Clean Coal Institute

  • Combustion Technologies and Issues

J.J. Letcavits, AEP, and Alan Paschedag, Consultant

  • Gasification Technologies

Massood Ramezan, Leonardo Technologies, Inc.

  • Improvements for Existing Power Plants

Dr. Nenad  Sarunac, University of North Carolina

  • Low Rank Coal Utilization

Prof.-Dr. Klaus R.G. Hein, Energy & Environment, Germany

  • Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT)

Dr. Edmundo Vasquez, Clyde Bergemann

  • Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS)

Dr. Edmundo Vasquez, Clyde Bergemann

  • Multi Emissions Control

Chris Smyrniotis, Fuel Tech, Inc.

  • Oxy-Fuel Technology

Dr. Ligang Zheng, CANMET, Canada

  • Post Combustion CO2 Capture

Lisa M. Rimpf, The Babcock & Wilcox Company, and Erik Meulemann, CSIRO Energy Technology, Australia

  • Recent Advances in Coal Research 

Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center

  • Conventional and Advanced Pollution Control Systems (SOx NOx Trace PM for all systems and fuels)

Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center

  • Overcoming Fireside Fouling and Slagging in Coal and Biomass Systems

Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center

 

THE CLEARWATER CLEAN COAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

The Conference Committee seeks papers from all countries worldwide that deal with: technical solutions to problems; specific strategies; projects; innovations; industry trends; and/or regulatory compliance.  The 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 major technological areas.  Through their efforts we present this year’s excellent technical program. 

AEP, Letcavits, J. J.
Air Products, Hendershot, Reed and Kloosterman, Jeff
ALSTOM Power Inc., Marion, John
Babcock Power Inc., Courtemanche, Bonnie
Chalmers University of Technology, Andersson, Klas
Clyde Bergemann Power Group Americas Inc., Vasquez, Dr. Edmundo R.
Columbia University, Lackner, Dr. Klaus S.
Consulate General of Canada, Pepper, Georgette
Consultant, Paschedag, Alan
CSIRO Energy Technology, Meuleman, Dr. Erik
Doosan Babcock Energy Limited, Hesselmann, Gerry
DTE Energy, Wong, Jason
Foster Wheeler Development Corp., Hack, Horst
Fuel Tech, Saratovsky, Dr. Ian and Smyrniotis, Chris R.
Gas Technology Institute, Meyer, Howard
Government Contracting Specialists, LLC, Winkler, Philip W.
Illinois Clean Coal Institute, Hirschi, Dr. Joseph C.
Lehigh University, Levy, Dr. Edward K.
Leonardo Technologies, Ramezan, Massood
Manford Pty Ltd., Osborne, Dr. Dave
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Beer, Dr. Janos M.
Mobotec Inc., Liu, Dr. Guisu
Monash University, Bhattacharya, Prof. Sankar
Natural Resources Canada, Zheng, Dr. Ligang
Northeastern University, Levendis, Dr. Yiannis A.
Ohio University, Botte, Dr. Gerardine G.
Ontario Power Generation, Marshall, Les
Pennsylvania State University, Miller, Bruce G. and and Mathews, Jonathan P.
Praxair, Inc., Bool III, Lawrence E. (Co-chair)
Reaction Engineering International, Adams, Bradley
Savannah River National Laboratory, Xiao, Dr. Xin
Tampa Electric Company, Patel, Yogesh M.
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Kather, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alfons
The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Sarv, Hamid
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Sarunac, Dr. Nenad
Tsinghua University, Qiang, Dr. Yao
U.S. Geological Survey, Affolter, Ronald H.
University of Alberta, Gupta, Dr. Rajender
University of Maryland, Gupta, Dr. Ashwani
University of Newcastle, Wall, Prof. Terry
University of North Dakota, Zygarlicke, Christopher J.
University of South Carolina, Lauterbach, Prof. Jochen
University of Stuttgart, Hein, Prof. em. Dr.-Ing. Klaus R. G. (Co-chair)
University of Utah, Fry, Andrew, and Lighty, Prof. JoAnn
Wrocław University of Technology, Poland, Kruczek Ph.D., D.Sc., Halina

BACKGROUND -- Over 200 professionals representing nearly all the major players in the electric utility industry were in Clearwater, Florida, USA for the 39th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal & Fuel Systems (informally known as “the Clearwater Clean Coal Conference”) from June 1 to 5, 2014. 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, and a fabulous beach reception on Tuesday night offer networking opportunities with 300 conference participants. Pre-conference short courses held on Sunday provide opportunities to learn about state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technologies. In addition, panels on the important energy issues of the day are also scheduled on the four-day agenda.

Buffet style luncheons, and a fabulous beach reception on Tuesday night offer networking opportunities with conference participants. Twelve tutorials held on Sunday and Monday provide opportunities to learn about state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technologies.

An Exhibit Center showcasing 24 booths also provide 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.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

THEMED LUNCHEONAt Wednesday's lunch industry leaders host tables on timely topics of interest to many. Sign up is "first-come-first-served".

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. In addition, the First, Second and Third Place Winners will now receive cash prices of $500, $300 and $250, respectively.    Guidelines for Student Papers 2013.doc

To further encourage student participation the Conference Committee offers a reduced registration fee of $395 for students currently enrolled in a college or university.

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, Short Courses and Plenary Sessions

CALL FOR PAPERS
2015 CLEARWATER COAL CONFERENCE – ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS

  • The abstract (one page in length), required immediately, must be submitted via email and include:
  • The Proposed Paper with Exact Title and one page of information (no equations and no figures). The abstract must summarize the objective and current status of the work; and provide the committee with an accurate scope of the paper. Please indicate under which Technical Topics To Be Presented this paper falls. You should also indicate the name of the session chair if this also pertains to your paper.
  • Principal Presenter Listing (name, title, company, address, phone, FAX and email). Email addresses are required since this will be the primary mode of communication.
  • Complete Listings for all Co-Authors (name, title, company, address, phone, FAX and email).

The Principal Presenter must provide the information and is the person to whom all correspondence will be sent and who must meet the deadlines and obligations of the conference, which include: making a presentation at the 2015 conference; submitting a manuscript; and paying a conference fee.

The Principal Presenter is eligible for a discount and must remit the non-refundable registration fee of $795 before February 15, 2015. There is no reimbursement for time spent or expenses incurred in preparing manuscripts or illustrations, or for transportation to, and expenses at the conference.

The Clearwater Clean Coal Conference does not provide financial support to authors. The registration fee covers one technical paper; authors submitting more than one paper must include an additional $100 per paper.

Notification of acceptance will be made by January 31, 2015. A manuscript for inclusion in the Proceedings and for distribution on CD-Rom (not to exceed 12 pages in length, with illustrative material) is required by April 16, 2015.

Instructions for preparation of manuscripts will be sent with letters of acceptance. Presentations will be scheduled in Panels, Technical and/or Poster Sessions, as determined by the Conference Committee. The one-page abstract should be sent via email to BarbaraSak@aol.com.

To encourage the participation of students, the Conference Committee is offering a reduced registration of $395. In addition, one student paper will be awarded the Best Student Paper at the 2015 Clearwater Clean Coal Conference. The student will be evaluated in the quality of the paper, grasp of the topic presented and quality of the presentation at the conference. The student must be present to win.

Complete details on participation (important dates, fees, etc.) may be found in the Guidelines for Authors. 2015 Guidelines for Speakers.pdf

TECHNICAL TOPICS TO BE COVERED AT THE 2015 CLEARWATER COAL CONFERENCE

The 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, plenary sessions and panels, covering cutting-edge developments on a range of timely topics. The presentations will deal with technical solutions to problems; specific strategies; projects; innovations; industry trends; and/or regulatory compliance.

ADVANCED POWER CYCLES for electric utility applications at new and existing power plants, such as:

  • FutureGen
  • Hydrogen from Coal
  • Clean Coal Power Plant Initiative
  • Oxy-Fuel Technology
  • Computer Simulations & Virtual Power Plants
  • Advanced Instrumentation, Sensors and Control Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Integration
  • Turbine Systems for Advanced Power Plants
  • Advanced Materials Development & Performance
  • Advanced Power Systems
  • Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC)
  • Clean Transportation Fuels from Coal
  • NOx Control
  • Clean Coal Demos and Pilot Projects
  • Coal Compatible Fuel Cells
  • Gas and Steam Turbines
  • Coal Combustion (PC, fluidized bed)
  • Gasification
  • Advanced Gas Separations and Gas Cleaning
  • Chemical Looping

ENVIRONMENTAL & HEALTH ASPECTS

  • Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5); NOx, SO2 and SO3 Emissions
  • Mercury Emissions Control
  • CO2 Capture, Storage and Sequestration
  • Global Climate Change
  • Costs of Environmental Controls
  • CO2 Capture-Ready Technology

PRODUCTS & BY-PRODUCTS

  • Fossil Fuel Carbon Products/By-Products
  • By-Product Issues
  • Ash Utilization
  • Ash Disposal & Emulsions

RESOURCE UTILIZATION ISSUES

  • Availability and Recoverability of Clean and Compliant Coal Resources
  • Coal Quality and Trace Elements from the Mine to the Stack
  • Advances in Mining Technology
  • Clean Transportation Fuels from Coal
  • CO2 Transportation Pipelines
  • Biomass & Refuse Derived Fuels
  • Coal (including conventional slurries; coal water fuels; coal fines; and coal logs)
  • Mine Tailings; Ash Disposal & Emulsions
  • Beneficiation, Preparation and Utilization of Coal-based Fuels

THE UTILITY PERSPECTIVE

  • Upgrading Existing Plants
  • Impact of Deregulation
  • Regulatory and/or Permitting Issues
  • Economic and Financial Perspectives (including carbon credits)
  • Distributed Generation
  • Issues Regarding Utilization of Powder River Basin Coal
  • Operational Issues
  • Utility Water Use
  • On-line Boiler Monitoring
  • Coal Quality/Performance Predictions
  • Advances in Coal Blending/Switching
  • Power Plant Reliability

 

 
 

 

ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS
WHO WILL ATTEND
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • American Public Power Association
  • CanmetENERGY
  • China Coal Research Institute, Ministry of Coal Industry, People's Republic of China
  • Edison Electric Institute
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity: Office of Coal Development & Marketing
  • International Energy Agency: Coal Research
  • Japan Coal Energy Center
  • National Mining Association
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Ohio Coal Development Office
  • U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Assistance
  • U. S. Geological Survey
  • Utility Plant Managers
  • Utility Fuel Purchasers
  • Operations & Maintenance Providers
  • Independent Power Producers
  • Government Officials
  • Fuel Suppliers
  • Academicians and Students
  • Project Developers
  • Financial Managers
  • Coal Technology Companies
  • Materials Handling Specialists
  • R & D Firms
  • A & E Firms
  • Coal Producers & Mining Companies
  • Environmental Consultants/Emissions Controls Specialists
  • Contractors
  • Materials & Equipment Suppliers
  • Pipeline Companies

 

SHERATON SAND KEY RESORT

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.

CONFERENCE HEADQUARTERS

Sheraton Sand Key
1160 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater, Florida
Phone: 727-595-1611
FAX: 727-596-8488
$189/night – Single or Double
Visit http://www.beachsand.com for information about the Sheraton Sand Key

Overflow Hotels

We're working with a number of properties on Clearwater Beach who have very competitive rates and are within walking distance (approximately 1 mile) to the Sheraton Sand Key (for those who like to walk).

Sands Point Motel & Suites
433 Coronado Drive
Clearwater Beach, Florida 33767
Phone: 727-446-5608 or 1-800-433-2362
FAX: 727-442-7892
Email: sandspointmotel@msn.com
Web: www.SandsPointMotel.com
Rates: $65/day to $550/week

CONFERENCE ATTIRE

We're encouraging all speakers and attendees to adopt a business casual dress, i.e., no jackets or ties. This covers speakers, session chairmen, panel and tutorial chairs and speakers. Almost all of the food functions are outside and a business casual dress will make the long conference day and the outdoor functions more comfortable.

COAL:  RISING TO NEW CHALLENGES

The 35th International Technical Conference on

Clean Coal & Fuel Systems Agenda  

June 6 to 10, 2010

Clearwater, Florida, USA

Our Best Student Paper Award winner was Aaron Fuller, University of Stuttgart.

To see all of the panels, tutorials, technical sessions, exhibitors, etc. click 2010 Program Announcement.pdf

COAL:  WORLD ENERGY SECURITY

The 34th International Technical Conference on

Clean Coal & Fuel Systems Agenda  

May 31 - June 4, 2009

Clearwater, Florida, USA

 To see all of the panels, tutorials, technical sessions and exhibitors, just click 2009 Official Prog.pdf

Our Best Student Paper Award Winners were:

Laura Bradley of Pennsylvania State University and Charles Reid, University of Utah.

The 33rd International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems
June 1 – 5, 2008
Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Florida, USA

was successfully concluded in Clearwater, Florida. To see the Official Program and Exhibit Directory for this conference just click here 2008 Official Program.pdf

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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

 

 

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