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The 5th International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference (IACTC) was held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on October 6-7, 2015. The conference brought together an international array of leading energy experts from government, industry, academic, and research sectors to discuss and share recent advancements in the development and deployment of low-emissions coal-based power and carbon emission mitigation technologies. The conference was hosted by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER) in conjunction with Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Energy Resources & Chemical Engineering.
The first international conference bringing together U.S., Chinese, and Australian stakeholders took place in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in 2008. The subsequent two conferences were held in Laramie, Wyoming, USA in 2010 and Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, China in 2012. The fourth international conference was held in Brisbane, Queensland in March 2014.
The IACTC conferences seek to advance, through collaboration with global partners in policy, education, and research, the environmental and economic use of coal to meet world energy sustainability and security.
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Welcome and Stating of Goals
David Mohler, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management UW Department of Energy
Zhou Binxian, Representative of Shaanxi, Director General-Shaanxi Provincial Financial Supervisor
State and Provincial Perspectives
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead
Hei Xisheng, Director, Oil and Natural Gas Department, Shaanxi Provincial Development and Reform Commission - Resources and Development Perspectives of Energy and Chemical Industries in Shaanxi Province
Global Industry Outlook
Global View on Use of Coal for Non BTU Value Added Products
Economic and Market Opportunities for Coal
Summary and Closing of Day One
Session 1-A: Product Industries
Yue Yang, General Manager, Yanchang Petroleum Group - The Developments of Yanchang Coal / Petroleum Conversion
Session 1-B: Tech Companies
Session 2: Carbon Engineering and Chemistry for Innovative Carbon Based Products
Chunshan Song, Director of the Energy Institute and Distinguished Professor, Penn State University - CO1 Capture and Conversion to Fuels and Chemicals for Sustainable Development
Jenny Tennant, Technology Manager, Gasification and Fuels, Office of Coal and Power Research and Development, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), US Department of Energy - Gasification Systems and Coal Biomass to Liquids Programs Ongoing R&D and Changing Focus
Session 3:Managing the Carbon Cycle - Challenges of Technology and Economics
Howard Herzog, Senior Research Engineer, MIT Energy Initiative, CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS): A Technology at a Crossroads
Sarah Forbes, Scientist, US Department of Energy - Managing the Carbon Cycle - Challenges of Technology and Economics
Li Dapeng, Director, Yangchang Petroleum Group - Clean Coal Technology Developments in Yanchang - Coal / Hydrocarbon Co-Processing
Final Conference Summary: Collaboration and Opportunities
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