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CLEARWATER CLEAN COAL CONFERENCE

 

 

 

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

To See The Entire 2015 Program, click here 2015 Program Announcement.pdf

The Polk tour is on the agenda!

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.

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

May 31 to June 4, 2015

Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Florida, USA

Sunday, May 31, 2015
10:05 a.m. – One Short Course:
Advanced Coal Systems: Fundamentals of Syngas Production, Cleanup and CO2 Capture
Chris Zygarlicke and Josh Stanislowski, Energy & Environmental Research Center

1:00 p.m. -- Two Concurrent Short Courses:
Combustion 101
J.J. Letcavits, AEP, and Alan Paschedag, Consultant
Chemical Looping Combustion
Prof. Ramesh Agarwal, Washington University in St. Louis

3:15 p.m. -- Two Concurrent Short Courses:
Beneficiation of High-Moisture Coals for Improved Performance and Reduced Emissions
Dr. Nenad Sarunac, The William States Lee College of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte;
and Mark Ness, P.E., Great River Energy

Water
Steve Feeney, Product Line Manager, The Babcock & Wilcox Company

  • Forward Osmosis-Based Brine Concentration for FGD and other Power Wastewater Applications, Nathan Hancock, Oasys Water Technologies
  • The Hidden Water Usage Impacts of Green Energy, Hal Alper, President and Chief Science Officer, Mycelx
  • Technology Considerations for Water Supply, Management and Disposal, Manitia Moultrie, US Power Sector Leader, Golder Associates

Monday, June 1, 2015
8:00 a.m.  – Plenary Session – The Grand Ballroom
WelcomeBarbara A. Sakkestad, President, Coal Technologies Associates
IntroductionDr. Lawrence Bool, Praxair, Inc., Co-Chair of the Clearwater Clean Coal Conference
Keynote Panel: The Future of Clean Coal Technologies in Light of EPA’s CO2 Rules and DOE’s New Program Initiatives for Coal
Moderator: Shannon Angielski, Associate Director, Coal Utilization Research Council (CURC)

• Matt Usher, Director of New Technology Development, American Electric Power;
• Ray Harry, Director of Environmental Issues, Southern Company; and
• Robert Hilton, Vice President, Power Technologies for Government Affairs, Alstom Power
Jordan Kislear, Senior Engineer, Office of Fossil Energy, US Department of Energy

Oxyfuel– 10 years on from the IPCC Special Report on CCS
Moerator: Prof. Terry Wall, University of Newcastle, AUSTRALIA and Dr. Ligang Zheng, CANMET, CANADA

• Prof. Guenter Scheffknecht, University of Stuttgart, GERMANY
• Dr. Kari Myöhänen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, FINLAND
• Prof. Rajender Gupta, University of Alberta, CANADA
• John Litynski, Carbon Capture Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Fossil Energy, USA
• Dr. John Marion, ALSTOM, USA

12:30 to 2:00 p.m. – Lunch – Around the Pool

2:00 p.m.  – Plenary Session – The Grand Ballroom
Introduction – Dr. Klaus R.G. Hein, Energy & Environment, Germany

Keynote Address:  Global Outlook for Coal
Dr. Andrew Minchener, Director, International Energy Agency, England

Global outlook for coal, looking at regions with either projected growth or reduction and the reasons for such differences,
such as policies and regulatory requirements, plus highlight the challenges and opportunities, both for coal suppliers and for technologies deployment.

• Low Rank Coal Utilization & Products
Moderator: Prof-Dr. Klaus R.G. Hein, Energy & Environment, Germany

• Prof. Sankar Bhattacharya, Monash University, Australia
• Prof. Zhang Jiansheng, Zhejiang University, China
Dr. Takao Tanosaki, Japan Coal Energy Center, Japan
• Christopher J. Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center, USA, and
• Prof. Guenter Scheffknecht, University of Stuttgart, GERMANY

6:30 p.m. – Dinner in Honor of Prof.-Dr. Klaus R.G. Hein – The Grand Ballroom

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

8:000 a.m. – Plenary Session Panel:
•  Various Issues in CO2 Utilization
Moderators: Erin Schols, TNO, THE NETHERLANDS, and Adj. Prof. Dr Erik Meuleman, Federation University Australia, AUSTRALIA

Enzymatic Technology for Low-Cost Carbon Capture, Jonathan Carley, CO2 Solutions, CANADA
Krish R. Krishnamurthy, Ph.D.,Linde
• Emily McGlynn, The Earth Partners, USA

10:30 a.m. – Five Concurrent Technical Sessions

• Post Combustion CO2 Capture I, Erik Meulemannn, CSIRO Energy Technology, Australia
• Oxy-Fuel Technology I, Prof. Klas Andersson, Chalmers University, Sweden and Dr. Ligang Zheng, CANMET, CANADA
• Low Rank Coal Utilization, Prof.-Dr. Klaus R.G. Hein, Energy & Environment, Germany
• Gasification Technologies I, Massood Ramezan, Leonardo Technologies, Inc.
• International Highlights,
Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center

11:50 a.m. – Lunch – Around the Pool

11:50 a.m. – Conference Committee Luncheon Meeting – Lobby 2

1:45 p.m. – Plenary Session:

Advances in Alternative Utilization of Coal and Biomass
Moderator: Josh Stanislowski, Energy & Environmental Research Center
Novel OHD Coal to Chemicals Process, Ken Anderson, Thermaquatica Inc., and
H-Quest’s Integrated Direct Coal Liquefaction Process, James Strohm, H Quest Vanguard Inc. 
U.S. DOE's Advanced Gasification Technologies Program; Coal and Coal-Biomass to Liquids Program, Jenny Tennant, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
Value-Added Products from Pyrolytic Gasification of Biomass: Carbon Nanotubes and Gaseous Fuel, Prof. Yiannis Levendis, Northeastern University

 

3:45 p.m. – Break in the Exhibit Center

4:15 p.m. – Five Concurrent Technical Sessions

•Advances in Coal Research, Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center
•Advanced Energy Conversion Systems, Massood Ramezan, Leonardo Technologies, Inc.
•Biomass Co-Firing Utilization I, Les Marshall, Ontario Power Generation
•Oxy-Fuel Technology II
, Prof. Klas Andersson, Chalmers University, SWEDEN and Dr. Ligang Zheng, CANMET, CANADA
•Multi Emissions Control
, Chris Smyrniotis, Fuel Tech, Inc.
  • 6:15 p.m. – Beach Party – Around the Pool -- Join your colleagues from around the globe and enjoy the fabulous food prepared by the Sheraton Sand Key.  There are representatives from 18 countries at the conference:  Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Poland, South Africa, Sweden, The Netherlands, Turkey, United Kingdom and the U.S.A.

 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

8:00 a.m. – Two Concurrent Panels

Chemical Looping Combustion and Gasification
Moderator: Dr. Ronald Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

• John Marion, ALSTOM Power, Inc.
• Prof. L.S. Fan, Ohio State University
• Prof.Kunlei Liu, University of Kentucky
• Prof. Sankar Bhattacharya, PhD, FAIE, Department of Chemical Engineering, Monash University, AUSTRALIA
• Prof. Henrik Leion, Chalmers University, SWEDEN  

CO2 Capture - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Moderator: Massood Ramezan, Leonardo Technologies

• John Litynski, U.S. Department of Energy Carbon Capture Program Manager, USA
• Jeff Philips, EPRI, USA
• Robert G. Hilton, Vice President, Power Technologies for Government Affairs, Alstom Power

10:00 a.m. – Break in the Exhibit Center
10:30 a.m. – Five Concurrent Technical Sessions

• Chemical Looping I – Carrier Development & Performance, Dr. Ronald Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

• Combustion Technologies and Issues, J.J. Letcavits, AEP, and Alan Paschedag, Covanta
• Post Combustion CO2 Capture II, Dr. Erik Meulemann, CSIRO, Australia
• Overcoming Fireside Fouling and Slagging in Coal and Biomass Systems, Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center
• Gasification Technologies II, Massood Ramezan, Leonardo Technologies, Inc.

12:30 p.m. – Themed Lunch – Around the Pool

We offer tables with specific titles, hosted by industry leaders.  You must sign up in advance.  This the preliminary list:

Positioning to Win Government R&D Funding, Philip Winkler (AIChE Fellow, Member, Central Florida Section, Member, Fuels & Petrochemicals Division), Government Contracting Specialists, LLC
Chemical Looping, Prof. Ramesh Agarwal, Washington University in St. Louis -- Full
Combustion & Low NOx Burners, Alan Paschedag, Covanta; and J.J. Letcavits, AEP -- Full
Coal to Value Added Products, Prof. Ashwani K. Gupta, University of Maryland -- Full
Gasification, Massood Ramezan, Leonardo Technologies -- Full
Coal Upgrading, Prof. Rajender Gupa, University of Alberta
Biomass, Les Marshall, Ontario Power Generation
Plant Efficiency and EPA Regulations, Dr. Nenad Sarunac, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Coal Prep, Dr. Dave Osborne Somerset International Australia Pty Ltd., Australia
How Does Research Facilitate Internationalization—Trending at Universities, Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center

2:00 p.m. – Plenary Session:

Coal Energy: Innovation, Regulation, and Natural Gas
Moderator: Chris Zygarlicke, Energy & Environmental Research Center

• Matt Greek, Senior Vice President of Generation, Basin Electric Power Cooperative
• Alan Paschedag, Process Engineering Manager, Covanta
• Steve Black, Senior Engineer, Fuel Equipment Design, Riley Power Inc.
• Josh Stanislowski, Project Manager, Energy & Environmental Research Center
• Sam Decubellis, Engineering Manager, Tampa Electric Power Company

4:00 p.m. – Break in the Exhibit Center

4:30 p.m. – Five Concurrent Technical Sessions
• Chemical Looping II – System Performance Results
, Dr. Ronald Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
• Gasification Technologies III, Dr. Lawrence Bool, Praxair, Inc.
• Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS), Dr. Edmundo Vasquez, Clyde Bergemann
• Improvements for Existing Power Plants, Dr. Nenad Sarunac, University of North Carolina
• Advanced Coal Beneficiation I, Dr. David G. Osborne, Somerset International Australia Pty Ltd., Australia
  • 6:10 p.m. – Best Student Paper Presentations
  • 7:15 p.m. – Conference Committee Meeting – On the Pool Deck

Thursday, June 4, 2015

8:00 a.m. – Plenary Session:

Advanced Beneficiation
Moderator: Dr. David G. Osborne, Somerset International Australia Pty Ltd., Australia

• Peter Bethell, Cardno, AUSTRALIA
• Prof. Raj Gupta, University of Alberta, CANADA
• Jan Verboomen, Australian Inspection Technologies, AUSTRALIA

10:00 a.m. – Break in Lobby 2

10:30 a.m. – Three Concurrent Technical Sessions

• Biomass Co-Firing Utilization II, Les Marshall, Ontario Power Generation
• Advanced Coal Beneficiation II, Dr. David G. Osborne, Somerset International Australia Pty. Ltd., Australia
• Chemical Looping III, Dr. Ronald Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

12:10 p.m. – Lunch/Roundtable/Wrap-up -- Presentation of the Best Student Paper Award

2:00 p.m. -- Workshop:
History of Coal Fired Power Plants
Dave Tillman, Fuels & Combustion Consultant

Friday, June 5, 2015

7:00 a.m. – Departure of the Polk Power Plant Tour

 

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
• Coal in AUSTRALIA
• Pennsylvania State University
• The Earth Partners
• Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas
• Air Flow Sciences
• Ashland Water Technologies
• Reaction Engineering International
• University of South Carolina
• AICHe

 

For all of the Rules and Regulations, click here ../Exhibit Agreement 2015.pdf


 

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

 

 

 

 
  • SHERATON SAND KEY
    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:  $184/night.

    Sheraton Sand Key
    1160 Gulf Boulevard
    Clearwater, Florida 33767

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

    $183/night – Single or Double

    Visit http://www.beachsand.com for information about the Sheraton Sand Key.  Or go directly to their on site reservations created specifically for us. Go to www.coaltechnologies.com click Conferences and then click on the hotel site reference.

  • 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.

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 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.
John Marion
American Electric Power,
J.J. Letcavits
Arizona State University
Dr. Klaus Lackner

ASME Power Div.:
Dr. Ashwani Gupta, University of Maryland
The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Hamid Sarv
Babcock Power, Inc.
Bonnie Courtemanche, P.E.
CanmetENERGY, Canada
Dr. Ligang Zheng
Chalmers University

Dr. Klas Andersson
Clyde Bergemann
Dr. Edmundo Vásquez
Consultant, Horst Hack
Covanta, Alan Paschedag
CSIRO, Australia
Dr. Erik Meuleman
Doosan Babcock Energy Limited, Scotland
Gerry Hesselmann

DTE
Jason Wong
Energy & Environment, Germany
Prof.-Dr. Klaus R.G. Hein (Co-chairman)
Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota
Christopher Zygarlilcke
Fuel Tech Inc.
Chris Smyrniotis

Gas Technology Institute
Howard Meyer
Government Contracts Specialists
Philip W. Winkler
Illinois Clean Coal Institute

Joseph Hirschi
Leonardo Technologies, Inc.
Massood Ramezan
J-Power
Hiroshi Sasatsu
Linde LLC
Krish Krishnamurthy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Janos M. Beer and
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, Gosia Stein-Brzozowska
Monash University, Australia

Dr. Sankar Bhattacharya
Northeastern University
Yiannis Levendis
Ohio University
Dr. Gerardine BotteOntario Power Generation, Canada
Les Marshall
Pennsylvania State University, EMS Energy Institute
Bruce G. Miller
Praxair, Inc.
Dr. Lawrence Bool (Co-
Chair)
Reaction Engineering International
Bradley Adams

Savannah River National Laboratory
Steve Xiao
Tampa Electric Co.
Byron Burrows and Yogesh 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 WallUniversity of North Carolina at Charlotte, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science, Dr. Nenad Sarunac
University of Utah Prof. JoAnn Lighty and
Prof. Andew Fry
U. S. Geological Survey
Ronald Affolter
Wroclaw University of Technology
Dr. Halina Kruczek
Xstrata Coal, Australia
Dave Osborne

 



 

Click here for

Official Program 2010.pdf

The 35th conference was successfully concluded; and the program has been announced for the 36th International Technical Conference on Clean Coal & Fuel Systems that will take place at the Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Florida, USA, from June 5 to 9, 2011.


 

Student Recruitment In addition, the Conference will facilitate students meeting with potential employers at the conference. Through a specific site in the Exhibit Center, we will notify students of those companies who are seeking candidates and facilitate their getting together.

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS ON SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS GO TO Coal Technology Association Call for Papers

 

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

Attention: Barbara A. Sakkestad (CTA)

Phone: 301/330-2256

E-mail: BarbaraSak@aol.com