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
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
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 official Call for Papers will be issued shortly.
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 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.
Air Products & Chemicals
Dr. Reed Hendershot and Jeffrey Kloosterman
ALSTOM Power, Inc.
American Electric Power,
ASME Power Div.:
Dr. Ashwani Gupta, University of Maryland
The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Babcock Power, Inc.
Bonnie Courtemanche, P.E.
Dr. Ligang Zheng
Dr. Frederik Normann
Dr. Klaus Lackner
Government Contracts Specialists
Philip W. Winkler
Dr. Edmundo Vásquez
Dr. Erik Meuleman
Doosan Babcock Energy Limited, Scotland
Energy & Environment
Prof.-Dr. Klaus R.G. Hein (Co-chairman)
Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota
Foster Wheeler North America Corp.
Horst Hack and Alan Paschedag
Fuel Tech Inc.
Gas Technology Institute
Illinois Clean Coal Institute
Dr. Edward K. Levy
Leonardo Technologies, Inc.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Janos M. Beer and
Monash University, Australia
Prof. Sankar Bhattacharya
Dr. Gerardine BotteOntario Power Generation, Canada
Pennsylvania State University,
Bruce G. Miller, EMS Energy Institute
Dr. Lawrence Bool (Co-
Reaction Engineering International
Savannah River National Laboratory
Tampa Electric Co.
Yogesh M. Patel
Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
Dr. Alfons Kather
Tsinghua University, People's Republic of China
Prof. Yao Qiang and
Prof. Yue Guangxi
University of Alberta
Dr. Rajender Gupta
University of Newcastle, Australia
Dr. Terry Wall
University of North Carolina
Dr. Nenad Sarunac
University of South Carolina
Dr. Jochen Lauterbach
University of Utah Prof. JoAnn Lighty
Dr. Andrew Fry
U. S. Geological Survey
Wrocław University of Technology, Poland
Dr. Halina Kruczek
Xstrata Technology, Australia
BACKGROUND -- 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”) 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.
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.
LUNCHEON – At 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
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,
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. Guidelines for Speakers 2014.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:
Hydrogen from Coal
Clean Coal Power Plant Initiative
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
Clean Coal Demos and Pilot Projects
Coal Compatible Fuel Cells
Gas and Steam Turbines
Coal Combustion (PC, fluidized bed)
Advanced Gas Separations and Gas Cleaning
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
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)
Issues Regarding Utilization of Powder River Basin Coal
Utility Water Use
On-line Boiler Monitoring
Coal Quality/Performance Predictions
Advances in Coal Blending/Switching
Power Plant Reliability