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International Advanced Coal Technologies

School of Energy Resources

2010 International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference
Director Zouli Zhu, Director of Shaanxi Provincial Development and Reform Commission, China, was a keynote speaker. (UW Photo Service)

2010 International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference

Laramie, Wyoming, June 23-24, 2010


For two days in June 2010, policy makers, technology developers and industry leaders from the largest coal-producing regions in the world gathered in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West's coal country for the 2010 International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference.  Sponsored by the University of Wyoming and the University of Queensland, Australia, the conference brought together hundreds of coal technology stakeholders from six countries to discuss research and advanced coal projects underway across the globe.


Click here to view the 2010 IACTC program.

Presentations - June 23, 2010

The following presentations do not necessarily represent the views of the University of Wyoming (UW) or the UW School of Energy Resources. These presentations did not go under peer-review and with the absence of peer review, the University cannot vouch for their accuracy.

Session A: "Processes"

Presentation: Siemens Gasification Update
Speaker: Harry Morehead, IGCC & Gasification Sales and Marketing, Americas

Presentation: Eastman Perspective on Gasification Technology Deployment
Speaker: David L. Denton, Director, Energy Policy Development, Eastman Chemical Company

Presentation: GreatPoint Energy
Speaker: Deborah Murphy, VP Commercial Development, GreatPoint Energy Inc.

Session B: "National Labs & Universities"

Presentation: Low-impact fossil energy: Keystone to sustainability
Speaker: S. Julio Friedman, Carbon Management Program Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Presentation: The Global Context for Low Emissions Coal Technologies
Speaker: Kelly Thambimuthu, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland and Chairman, International Energy Agency (IEA) Greenhouse Gas R&D Program

Presentation: The Importance of CCS
Speaker: Nick Welch, Policy and External Relations, Global CCS Institute, North America

Session C: "Products"

Presentation: The Hydrogen Energy California (HECA) Project
Speaker: N "Maha" Mahasenan, Senior Policy Advisor, Hydrogen Energy

Presentation: The Medicine Bow CTL Project
Speaker: Bob Kelly, Executive Chairman, DKRW

Presentation: Lignite SNG: Ana Innovative Success
Speaker: Claudia Miller, Engineering Manager, Great Plains Synfuels

Session D: "National Labs & Universities"

Presentation: WyINL Coal Gasification Project Evaluation Codes
Speaker: Richard D. Boardman, Lead, INL Energy Security Initiative

Presentation: Low Emissions Coal Research & Development in Australia
Speaker: Mark Davies, SEO, Low Emissions Coal Research & DEvelopment Centre, Australia

Presentation: CSIRO Low Emissions Coal Research
Speaker: John Carras, Director, CSIRO

Presentations - June 24, 2010

Session E: "Coal Research & Policy"

Presentation: Underground Coal Gasification
Speaker: Don Schofield, General Manager - New Projects

Presentation: LucaGas: new Energy from a Depleted Resource
Speaker: Mark Finkelstein, Luca Technologies Inc.

Presentation: Coal-Biomass to Liquids + Electricity with CCS as Repowering Options for Existing Coal Power Plant Sites
Speaker: Robert H. Williams, Senior Research Scientist, Princeton University

Session F: "General"

Presentation: Assessing Opportunities and Challenges for Utilizing Coal in Botswana
Speaker: Gus Plumb, Director of Clean Coal Technologies, University of Wyoming

Presentation: Development of "Green" Coal for Utilities
Speaker: Vijay K. Sethi, Western Research Institute

Presentation: PDF Modeling of Turbulent Coal Combustion
Speaker: Michael Stöllinger, PhD Student, Department of Mathematics, University of Wyoming

Session G: "Gasification"

Presentation: Hydrogen Separation: Membranes, Processes and Engineering
Speaker: T.F. Barton, Principal Engineer, Western Research Institute

Presentation: Coal Fired IGCC Power Plants in Wyoming
Speaker: William C. Schaffers, Department of Chemical & Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming

Presentation: WRITECoal Gasification of Low-Rank Coals for Improved Advanced Clean Coal Gasifier/IGCC Design
Speaker: Alan E. Bland, Western Research Institute

Session H: "Carbon Management"

Presentation: Development of a Chemmical Looping Gasification Process
Speaker: Bo Feng, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, University of Queensland

Presentation: Renewable Energy Storage Using CO2 Recycle
Speaker: Lyman Frost, Cerematec, Inc.

Session I: "Fuels and Chemicals from Coal"

Presentation: Development of New Mercury Sorbents
Speaker: Maohong Fan, Associate Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Presentation: Advanced Fuel Cell Technology for Co-Production of Electric Power and Carboxylic Acids Using Coal-Derived Alcohols
Speaker: John M. Pope, Chairman, NDC Power

Presentation: Hydrogen Production via Coal Electrolysis
Speaker: Ana Valenzuela-Muñiz, Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio University

Session J: "CO2 Storage and Utilization"

Presentation: Direct Mineralization of Carbon Dioxide from Coal Combustion Flue Gas
Speaker: Hollis Weber, Renewable Resources, University of Wyoming

Presentation: The Key to Commercial-Scale Geological CO2 Sequestration: Displaced Fluid Management
Speaker: Ron C. Surdam, Wyoming State Geologist

Presentation: A Novel Integrated Oxy-Combustion and Flue Gas Purification Technology: A near Zero Emissions Pathway
Speaker: Alan E. Bland, Western Research Institute

Session K: "Gasification"

Presentation: Copper Looping with Copper Oxide as Carrier and Coal as Fuel
Speaker: Adel F. Sarofim, Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, University of Utah

Presentation: Pilot Gasifier for PRB and Coal/Biomass Blends
Speaker: Karl Libsch, Principal Engineer, Emery Energy

Presentation: Utilization of Unmined Coal - Centennial of the Invention
Speaker: A.Y. Klimenko, Univeristy of Queensland

Session L: "Carbon Management"

Presentation: Carbon Filter Process for Separating CO2 from Power Plant Flue Gas
Speaker: Maciej Radosz, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Wyoming

Presentation: Absorption Thermodynamics in the Framework of Modified Associate Formalism
Speaker: Dmitry Saulov, University of Queensland

Presentation: Choosing the Best Coals in the Best Locations for UCG
Speaker: Peter Sallans, General Manager, Liberty Resources, LTD

Presentation: Copper Functioning as an Oxygen Carrier n  Chemical Looping Combustion
Speaker: Richard Baraki, University of Utah

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