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China to Host Third International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference

Volume 13, Number 3 | May 2012

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The third International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference, a biennial event co-sponsored by the University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources (SER), will be staged this year in the greatest coal-producing and -consuming country in the world.

Policy makers, technology developers and industry leaders from three countries will meet June 3-7 in Xi’an, China, to continue the international collaboration to expedite the technical and economic solutions of advanced coal technologies to address carbon dioxide capture, storage and utilization.

The UW contingent will include SER Director Mark Northam; Ron Surdam, director of the Carbon Management Institute (CMI); John Jiao, chief research scientist for the CMI; and Mohammad Piri, director of the Fundamentals of Subsurface Flow Center. Ten UW students who are studying energy solutions and issues also will attend.

The conference is also sponsored by the ShaanXi Provincial Institute of Energy Resources and Chemical Engineering, with support from the U.S./China Clean Energy Research Center and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation of Australia.

UW hosted the second conference in June 2010, when coal technology stakeholders from six countries gathered to discuss research and advanced coal projects across the world. The initial conference was held in April 2008 at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

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