The Thirty-Fourth Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference
September 5 - 8, 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square
300 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15219
The World 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.
By providing 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.
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:
This track will consider papers related to
relevant subjects in power plants fired with any fuels (coal, natural gas,
syngas, hydrogen, liquid fuels, and biomass), including Rankine cycles,
combined cycles, IGCC, and supercritical CO2 cycles.
Chairs: Evan J. Granite (NETL / DOE), Allan Kolker (USGS), Elliot A. Roth (NETL / DOE) and Morgan Summers (NETL / DOE)
This symposium will cover several aspects of the rare earth elements associated with the exploration, recovery, and utilization of coal, petroleum, and natural gas. Topics will include, but not limited to:
S. Butalia (Ohio State University)
Chairs: Evan J. Granite (NETL/DOE), Elliot A. Roth (NETL/DOE), Christopher Matranga (NETL/DOE), and Edgar Lara-Curzio (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
A This symposium will cover value-added products produced from coal. Topics will include, but not be limited to:
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 July 31st , 2017. Please submit using this
template and send it to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure"2017 Abstract Submission" is in your Subject line. PLEASE SEND YOUR ABSTRACT IN WORD FORMAT. PLEASE INDICATE IF YOU ARE REQUESTING A POSTER PRESENTATION.
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:
Abstracts are due in the PCC office on or before July 31st, 2017.
By June 2017, 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 July 31, 2017. In addition to submitting a manuscript, authors must submit a
2017 Author Data Sheet.
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 July 2017.
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.