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The Thirty-First Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference
Coal Association* reports that, “Coal provides around 30% of global primary
energy needs, generates 41% of the world's electricity, and is used in the
production of 70% of the world's steel.” Furthermore, as oil resources
diminish, coal use as a source of liquid fuels and chemicals is
expected to increase. If coal, the world’s most abundant and affordable fossil
fuel, is to continue playing a vital role in improving universal living
standards and economic well-being, research is required to improve coal
extraction and handling methods, and to develop cost-effective coal utilization
technologies with reduced environmental emissions, including those contributing
to global warming.
an open forum for discussion, The International Pittsburgh Coal Conference
wishes to promote research activities that advance the economic benefits of
coal technologies while greatly reducing their environmental impact.
Chair: Massood Ramezan
, Leonardo Technologies, Inc. (LTI)
Underground Coal Gasification (UCG)
Synthesis Gas Cleanup
Gasification Science and Modeling
Novel Gasification Technologies and Concepts
Co-Gasification of Coal and other Carbon-Based Fuels
Low Rank Coal Utilization
Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) Improvements
2. Clean Coal Demonstration and Commercial Projects
Chairs: Gary Stiegel
, U.S. DOE/NETL, Thomas Sarkus
, U.S. DOE/NETL, and Tina Vital
, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)
The session on Clean Coal Demonstration and Commercial
Projects is expanding its topical breadth to include presentations from
technology suppliers, as well as from technology users, project developers, financiers,
risk managers, insurers, etc. The
session will now cover:
Existing and planned clean coal major
demonstrations (process and technology demonstrations, i.e. IGCC, SCPC, USC,
SNG, CTL, Oxy-combustion, etc.)
Existing and planned clean coal commercial
projects (fully integrated systems) and trends
Industrial scale and utility scale carbon
capture and carbon storage projects (i.e., >250,000 tons/year of CO2)
Lessons learned from technology demonstrations
and first commercial deployments
Intermediate scale demonstrations (i.e., 25-50
Commercially available technology
reviews/updates (Vendor reports on advanced
technology commercial offerings)
Financing, business and risk management
strategies for major demonstration and commercial projects, including
first-of-a-kind projects with or without carbon capture and storage
Regulatory impacts on major demonstration and
Insurance strategies for CO2 capture
and geologic storage
3. Combustion Technologies
Chair: John Wheeldon, EPRI
- Industrial Applications, Economics, and Environmental Issues
- Advance Pulverized Coal Combustion Technologies (Supercritical, Fluidized Bed, Etc.)
- Novel Technologies (Oxyfuel, Chemical Looping, Etc)
- Flue Gas Clean Up
- Science And Modeling
- Materials, Instrumentation, and Controls
- Turbines (Steams)
4. Clean Coal and Gas to Fuels
Chairs: Vann Bush, Gas Technology Institute, and Wenhua Li, National Institute of Clean & Low-carbon Energy (NICE)
- Coal-To-Liquid, CTL (Direct Liquefaction, Fischer-Tropsch)
- Gas-To-Liquid, GTL
- Substitute Natural Gas (SNG)
- Hydrogen Production
- Syngas Utilization (Gas Turbines, Fuel Cells)
- Chemicals/ Materials
5. Sustainability and Environment
Chair: Jim Hower, University of Kentucky, CAER
- Energy Production and Water Use - Conservation and Recycle
- Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) of Energy Production Systems
- Energy Production Impact on the Environment
- Energy Sustainability - Efficiency and Conversion to Reduce GHG
- GHG: Inventory Protocol, Legal and Regulatory Considerations, Credits
6. Carbon Management
Chair: Evan Granite, U.S. DOE/NETL
Sequestration (Monitoring, Mitigation, and Verification; Storage: Depleted Oil/Gas Reservoirs, Aquifers, Basalt, Coal Bed Methane, etc.)
Transportation Infrastructure and Issues
Legal and Regulatory Issues
Carbon Footprint Comparison: CTX (DCL/ICL), Petroleum
7. Coal Science
Chair: Jim Hower
, University of Kentucky, CAER
Coal Utilization By-Products (Ash, Fertilizers, etc.)
8. Coal Mining
Chair: Richard Bajura, West Virginia University and Bruce Sass, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.
- Coal Seam and Coal Mine Methane/Gas Management in Coal Mines
- Geological Issues Related to Coal Mining/Properties of Coal-Measure Rocks/Ground Behavior
- Coal Mining and Reclamation
- Mine Safety
9. Coal Bed and Shale Gas
Chairs: Richard Winschel, CONSOL Energy Inc., Steve Carpenter, Advanced Resources International, Inc., and
Leslie "Jingle" Ruppert, US Geological Survey
Papers may be contributed in all subject areas dealing with coal technologies and related policy issues. To qualify for acceptance, you must submit a one-page abstract by e-mail on or before May 1, 2014. Please submit using this template and send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure"2014 Abstract Submission" is in your Subject line. PLEASE SEND YOUR ABSTRACT IN WORD FORMAT. PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU ARE REQUESTING A POSTER PRESENTATION.
International Pittsburgh Coal Conference
University of Pittsburgh
1249 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261 USA
The abstract must include sufficient content and information for adequate evaluation by the Program Committee.
The International Pittsburgh Coal Conference Program Committee reserves the right to accept, place on a waiting list, or reject any paper.
Each abstract should include the following in WORD format:
PROGRAM TOPIC (Please see the list above for your appropriate major topic)
AUTHOR LISTING (Principal/Corresponding Author First)
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EACH AUTHOR (Please list each authors' valid mailing address, COUNTRY, telephone, fax, and e-mail addresses INDIVIDUALLY)
Abstracts are due in the PCC office on or before May 1, 2014. Manuscripts and Author Data Sheets are due in the PCC office on or before August 31, 2014.
The conference welcomes papers from academia, industry, nonprofit organizations, government institutions, research institutes, and other interested parties.
By June 2014, the Program Committee will inform the submitting author of the paper's status. If a paper is accepted, an original copy of the manuscript sent by email is due in the PCC office on or before August 31, 2014. In addition to submitting a manuscript, authors must submit a 2014 Author Data Sheet.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Deadline August 31, 2014
Completed Manuscripts are to be submitted by E-MAIL (preferred) to: email@example.com or via US mail on a CD-ROM in *Unsecured/Unprotected PDF Format (preferred) or Microsoft Word. Please make sure to notify the conference secretary if you have changed your Title or Authors since the original abstract submission! There is NO general format or page limitation that the Manuscript has to follow because it will be published on a CD-ROM.
Please note that we request a written manuscript of all oral and poster presenters. However, a PDF of your slide presentation or poster presentation will be accepted as your "manuscript" should a written manuscript be difficult to produce. You may also submit both a written manuscript and a PDF of your presentation and both will be included on the CD.
If your manuscript contains multiple graphs, charts, or figures please submit your manuscript in PDF Format. The PCC will NOT be responsible for errors resulting from conversion to PDF.
Authors who have not submitted a completed registration form and paid registration will not have their papers included in the Proceedings.
A Conference Brochure containing the preliminary program will be sent to you in June 2014.
As you prepare for your presentation in either the Poster or Oral Session, please follow the Guidelines for Poster and Oral Presentations Please note all manuscripts and presentations must be in English.
||May 1, 2014
|Manuscripts and Author Data Sheets Due
||August 31, 2014
|Early Registration Discount Deadline
||July 31, 2014
|Westin Hotel Reservation Deadline to receive the PCC discount rate
||September 12, 2014
|Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference
||October 6 - 9, 2014