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Plenary 2015

2015 Plenary Speakers


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek

Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory

"Backbone of the Energy Future"


Mr. Richard A. (Dick) Winschel

Director, Research & Development, CONSOL Energy Inc.

"U.S. Coal – An Industry in Transition"


Mr. Vann Bush

Managing Director, Energy Supply and Conversion, Gas Technology Institute

"Finding Coal’s Future"


Mr. Norman Kettenbauer

Vice President - Engineering & Contracting
Longview Power, LLC.

"Longview Power - Reliable, Economic, Clean Coal"


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Dr. Lesley Sloss

Principal Environmental Consultant - IEA CCC, UNITED KINGDOM

Lead - Coal Partnership area at UN Environment Programme

Advisory Board – Center for International Energy Policy, Scotland

Coal - It's Future in an Increasingly Legislated Environment



Prof. Frans Waanders

Professor and Director

School of Chemical and Minerals Engineering

North West University, SOUTH AFRICA

"Coal Utilization in an Uncertain Economic World"


Prof. Farid A. Malik

Professor, Forman Christian College (American University), PAKISTAN

"Use of Coal in the Energy Mix of Pakistan"


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Prof. James Van Nostrand

Director, Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, West Virginia University College of Law

"Response of the Coal Industry to the EPA's Clean Power Plan: Litigate, Legislate, Retaliate, or Innovate?"


Mr. John Pippy

CEO, Pennsylvania Coal Alliance

"The State of the PA Coal Industry Under Federal Regulations"



Dr. Daman S. Walia

President/CEO, ARCTECH Inc.

"Coal Biotechnology: a Creative Approach for Carbon Reduction, Environmental Footprint, While Moving Coal Up the Value Chain"