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

May 31 to June 4, 2015

Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Florida, USA

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

The Most Comprehensive Program on Coal Technologies –

From “Dawn to Dusk” – Representatives from 6 Continents

was successfully held. to see the entire program click here 2015 Official Program.pdf

Our next conference is

The 41st International Technical Conference on Clean Coal & Fuel Systems

June 5 to 9, 2016

Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Florida, USA


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. To provide our attendees with the most comprehensive and up-to-date information, we offer panel presentations throughout the conference.  The Panels, Tutorials, Technical Sessions and Plenary Sessions provide an overview of emerging, evolving, and innovative technologies, fuels, policy and/or equipment in the power generation industry.

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, 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.  The program presents an extensive overview of emerging, evolving, and innovative technologies, fuels and/or equipment in the power generation industry. 

For 5-1/2 days the world’s experts are in Clearwater, Florida, to share their knowledge and expertise on clean coal technologies.  Issues on the front burner of the electric utility industry will be spotlighted.  All in attendance will have a firm grasp on the critical issues facing the industry today and tomorrow.  4 short courses, 9 plenary sessions and 21 technical sessions will delve into the technological solutions for coal.

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 nearly 200 technical presentations in the major areas of interest.



Best Student Paper Award

Over the years the conference has benefitted from many excellent student papers.  To give these exceptional students well-deserved recognition, we now present the Clearwater Clean Coal Conference Best Student Paper Award.  Students whose papers have been accepted must follow the instructions in the Guidelines that have been prepared for them. In addition to the Award give in honor of the late Presidential Professor Adel F. Sarofim, the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will receive cash awards of $500, $300 and $250, respectively.     Click here for the Guidelines to follow to participate Guidelines for Student Papers 2015.pdf

Exhibit Center
An Exhibit Center showcasing 24 booths also provides opportunities to highlight accomplishments and achievements.  The Exhibit Center is now sold old. These are the exhibitors:

• Imerys Ceramics
• The Babcock & Wilcox Company
• GE Power & Water
• Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology – IFK, Germany
• Babcock Power Sales
• Mott Corporation
• Somerset International Australia Pty Ltd., Australia
• FuelTech, Inc.
• Energy & Environmental Research Center
• University of Utah
• Pennsylvania State University
• The Earth Partners
• Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
• Air Flow Sciences
• Ashland Water Technologies
• Reaction Engineering International
• University of South Carolina
• Taylor & Francis



Endorsing Organizations:
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
• American Public Power Association

• CanmetENERGY
• China Coal Research Institute
Ministry of Coal, People's Republic of China
• Edison Electric Institute
• Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Service
• Illinois Clean Coal Institute
• International Energy Agency: Coal Research
• Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL)
• National Mining Association
• National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
• Ohio Coal Development Office
• U. S. Geological Survey




    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.  Rates for single or double rooms:  $189/night.

    Sheraton Sand Key
    1160 Gulf Boulevard
    Clearwater, Florida 33767

    Phone: 727-595-1611; FAX: 727-596-8488

    $189/night – Single or Double

    Visit for information about the Sheraton Sand Key.  Or go directly to their on site reservations created specifically for us. Go to click Conferences and then click on the hotel site reference.

    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.

Getting to Clearwater & The Sheraton Sand Key: The Sheraton Sand Key (on the Pinellas Sun Coast) in Clearwater, Florida, is approximately 21 miles from Tampa International Airport.  Limousine Shuttle Service ($24/person) is available at the airport that will take you directly to the hotel. In addition, service is increasing at the Clearwater/St. Petersburg Airport; so please check with your carrier to see if you can fly in there because it is closer to the Sheraton than Tampa International.

Climate: June is a beautiful time to be in Florida on the Gulf Coast.  During the day the temperature is perfect for the beach and the evenings are balmy.  In addition, a baseball cap or hat is advisable for times when we are outside.


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. 

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

Attention: Barbara A. Sakkestad (CTA)

Phone: 301/330-2256