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Symposium at UW to Highlight Clean Coal Research


August 14, 2014 — Some of the nation’s top scientists pursuing advancements in clean coal technology will discuss their research findings during a symposium next week at the University of Wyoming.

The 2014 Clean Coal Technology Research Symposium, hosted by UW’s School of Energy Resources, is Aug. 20-21 at the UW Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required as seating is limited.

Researchers scheduled to speak at the symposium are working on projects funded by Wyoming’s Advanced Conversion Technologies Research Program, which was created by the Wyoming State Legislature in 2007 to stimulate research and development in the area of low-emissions and advanced coal technologies. The program since has been expanded to include research to convert other minerals into value-added products and fuels.

Projects that will be detailed at the symposium include work on technologies in coal combustion and gasification, coal-to-liquids, post-combustion/gas cleanup, and carbon capture and utilization. The researchers represent institutions including UW, the University of Utah, Brigham Young University and the University of Kentucky, along with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Western Research Institute and several private companies.

In addition, Thursday’s agenda includes a noon keynote speech by Jeane Hull, executive vice president for technical services with Peabody Energy.

For more information, and to register, go to www.uwyo.edu/ser/research/clean-coal-symposium/index.html.

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UW Professor Maohong Fan is among the researchers scheduled to detail coal conversion research findings at the 2014 Clean Coal Technology Research Symposium Aug. 20-21.

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