Call for Papers

The 43rd International Technical Conference
on Clean Energy

June 3 to 7, 2018   Sheraton Sand Key   Clearwater, Florida, USA

2018 Call for Papers

If You Want To Learn More About Innovations That Are Meeting The Challenges to Energy Utilization From The World’s Key Planners, Leading Experts and “Super Scientists” In The Most Comprehensive Program on Energy Technologies With Representatives From Six Continents And You Want To Know About:
Areas and Topics To Be Covered in the Technical Sessions
at the 2018 Clearwater Clean Energy Conference

Dr. Ligang Zheng, CANMET



Dr. Klas Andersson and

Dr. Andrew Fry, Brigham Young University

Chemical Looping Dr. Andrew Tong, Ohio State University
Supercritical CO2 Dr. Joshua Stanislowski, UNDEERC; Dr. Jeong Ik Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology; and Bhupesh Dhungel, Air Liquide

Bonnie Courtemanche, Babcock Power Inc.

Combustion Technologies and Issues J.J. Letcavits, AEP and

Alan Paschedag, Covanta

Load Following Issues Yogesh Patel, TECO
Biomass Co-Firing (Power Plant Based) Les Marshall, Ontario Power Generation and

Mathieu Insa, IDF, France

Energy From Waste Alan Paschedag, Covanta
Ash Utilization Horst Hack, EPRI and Prof. Viktor Scherer, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Water Technologies This year the Clean Energy Conference will spotlight Water Technologies. As such, technical papers and exhibit booths are encouraged to highlight the current state of available technologies and equipment relating to this topic. The spotlight is intended to include all water technology topics. Byron Burrows, TECO
Natural Gas Power Production Massood Ramezan, KeyLogic and

Prof. Ashwani K, Gupta, University of Maryland

Industrial Power Production Prof. Viktor Scherer, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany, and Dr. Lawrence E. Bool, Praxair
Combined Heat and Power Dalia El Tawy, Siemens
Solids Handling/Fluidization/Attrition Dr. Ronald Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
Gas Turbines for Power Generation Brad Adams, Brigham Young University
Radiative Heat Transfer in Combustion Brad Adams, Brigham Young University
Energy Storage Dalia El Tawy, Siemens

Prof. Ashwani K. Gupta, University of Maryland

Gas Jared Ciferno, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
Coal Dr. Dave Osborne, Somerset International Australia Pty Ltd.
   Upgrading/Beneficiation Dr. Dave Osborne, Somerset International Australia Pty Ltd.
    Combustion Fundamentals Prof. Dale Tree, Brigham Young University
   Applications and Fundamentals Massood Ramezan, KeyLogic
    Co-Firing Fundamentals Eric Eddings, University of Utah
    Innovative Low Carbon Fuels Prof. Dongke Zhang, The University of Western Australia
Oil Shale and Tar Sands Prof. Raj Gupta, University of Alberta, Canada
Hydrogen Production Bhupesh Dhungel, Air Liquide
Recovery of Rare Earth Elements Eric Eddings, University of Utah

Dr. Erik Meuleman, ION Engineering

C1 Chemistry Dr. Joachen Lauterbach, Professor and Smartstate Endowed Chair, and Director, Center for Strategic Approaches to the Generation of Electricity (SAGE)
Sequestration TBD
Carbon Capture Prof. Sankar Bhattacharaya, Monash University, Australia, and Dave Hopkinson, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
“Out of the box” uses TBD

Then You Must Attend

MISSION STATEMENT – Increased demand – coupled with energy security issues, uncertainty in the oil sector, and tightening environmental regulations – make this conference a must for those involved in all aspects of power generation who must meet the competitive pressures and environmental concerns in the 21st century.

We plan to cover all the proposed programs and policies promulgated by the Trump Administration. Many changes and additions are anticipated and we will cover them all.

Through the Technical Sessions, Short Courses, and Panels, cutting-edge develop-ments dealing with technical solutions to problems; specific strategies; projects; innovations; industry trends; and/or regulatory com-pliance will be offered. The program presents an extensive overview of emerging, evolving, and innovative technologies, fuels and/or equipment in the power generation industry. We seek papers from all countries worldwide.

The Clearwater Clean Energy Conference offers participants about 150 technical presentations in four days. Buffet style luncheons in the Exhibit Center, refreshment breaks and a fabulous beach reception offer numerous networking opportunities.


International Programs – Technical Developments – Policy Issues
Papers from the international community are strongly encouraged. At this year’s conference nearly 20 countries will be represented at the conference.  The international papers were related to energy/environmental developments throughout the world.

The Committee also encourages papers that deal specifically with the topics covered in the Keynote Session, Panels, Short Courses and Plenary Sessions.


At the direction of the Conference Committee, it was decided to broaden the scope of the conference to include some new and exciting technologies currently on the horizon. The name of the conference was changed two years ago to reflect this new and exciting direction. We will continue to be in Clearwater and we will continue to be the Clearwater Conference. Industry professionals representing nearly all the major players in the electric utility industry were in Clearwater, Florida, USA for the 42nd Conference (informally known as “the Clearwater Clean Energy Conference”).

This conference has earned a reputation for excellence as one of the premiere conferences on coal technologies as it grows in size and scope since its inception in 1975.

Technical Sessions    The conference presents topics of the greatest interest to the industry in the technical sessions. In some instances, energy leaders organize technical sessions on their area of expertise. The conference will offer at least 31 technical sessions on the topics listed above.

Panels To provide our attendees with the most comprehensive and up-to-date information we invite industry leaders to organize panels on the important topics of the day.

Short Courses On Sunday, we offer Short Courses on a wide variety of topics important to the energy community. Participation is optional; is included in the registration fee; and open to all conference registrants. This roster will be announced in 2018.

Themed Luncheon – A conference favorite is the Themed Luncheon. Industry leaders host tables of 8 where a specific topic is chosen by the host for discussion during lunch.

Exhibit Center An Exhibit Center showcasing 24 booths also provides opportunities to highlight accomplishments and achievements.


Polk Power Plant Tour – Friday, June 8, 2018
Tampa Electric Company planned, engineered, built, and operates the Polk Power Plant Unit #1 Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) Power Plant. The project was partially funded under the Department of Energy’s Clean Coal Technology Program pursuant to a Round III award.

Covanta Plant Tour – Friday, June 8, 2018
The Pasco County Solid Waste Resource Recovery Facility in Spring Hill, FL, operating as Covanta Pasco, Inc., began commercial operation in May 1991, serving the residents of Pasco County. The facility processes up to 1,050 tons per day of municipal solid waste, generating 31.2 megawatts of renewable energy that is sold to Duke Energy. The facility uses secondary sewer treatment effluent from a nearby wastewater treatment plant for part of its process water make-up. Energy-from-Waste System: Three 350 ton-per-day waterwall furnaces with Martin® reverse-reciprocating grates and ash handling system
Boiler Design: 865 pounds per square gauge (psig)/830°F superheater outlet conditions
Air Pollution Control Equipment: Semi-dry flue gas scrubbers injecting lime, fabric filter baghouses, nitrogen oxide control system, mercury control system, and continuous emissions monitoring (CEM) system
Rated Refuse Capacity: 1050 tons-per-day
Energy Generation at Rated Capacity: Up to 31.2 megawatts from one condensing steam turbine generator
Sold to: Duke Energy

Best Student Paper Award

Best Student Paper Award – Over the years the conference has benefitted from the many excellent papers given by students. To give these exceptional students well-deserved recognition, the Conference Committee now presents the Clearwater Clean Energy Conference Best Student Paper Award

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Abstract Requirements
The 43rd International Technical Conference on Clean Energy
June 3 to 7, 2018
Sheraton Sand Key, Clearwater, Florida, USA

The abstract (one page in length), is required by January 15, 2018 must be submitted via email.

The ONE PAGE ABSTRACT, required by January 15, 2018, must be submitted via email and include:

The Proposed Paper with Exact Title and one page of information (no equations and no figures) must summarize the objective and current status of the work; and provide the committee with an accurate scope of the paper. Please indicate under which Technical Topics this paper falls.

Principal Presenter Listing (name, title, company, address, phone, FAX and email). Email addresses are required since this will be the primary mode of communication. Please include Complete Listings for all Co-Authors (name, title, company, address, phone, FAX and email).

The Principal Presenter is the person to whom all correspondence will be sent and who must meet the deadlines and obligations of the conference: making a presentation at the 2017 conference; submitting a manuscript; and paying a conference fee.

The non-refundable registration fee of $795 is due by January 31, 2018. There is no reimbursement for time spent or expenses incurred in preparing manuscripts or illustrations, or for transportation to, and expenses at the conference.

The Clearwater Clean Energy Conference does not provide financial support to authors. The registration fee covers one technical paper; authors submitting more than one paper must include an additional $100 per paper.

Notification of acceptance will be made immediately. A manuscript for inclusion in the Proceedings and for distribution on CD-Rom (not to exceed 12 pages in length, with illustrative material) is required by APRIL 16, 2018.

Instructions for preparation of manuscripts will be sent with letters of acceptance. Presentations will be scheduled in Panels and Technical Sessions, as determined by the Conference Committee. The ONE-PAGE abstract should be sent via email to