The Clearwater Clean Energy Conference

The 44th Conference will take place June 16 to 21, 2019 (this is a change from what was originally announced), at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater, Florida, USA.
CFP Deadline extended.  The Conference Committee met on January 30th to organize the technical sessions.  All of them are listed below; some are newly-listed on the agenda when we decided to offer this topic.  Some sessions may need one paper.  So you can see where we are and where we want to go, we are listing all of the sessions.  Please consider offering something for:

Session 1 – Waste To Energy
Alan Paschedag, Covanta

 Session 2 – Grid Stability
Dr. Ronald Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

 Session 3 – Oxy-Combustion I
Andrew Fry, Brigham Young University &
Klas Andersson, Chalmers University, Sweden

 Session 4 – Coal Upgrading for Value Added Products
Gerardine Botte, Ohio University

Session 5 – Advances in Analytical and Testing Techniques
Dave Osborne, Somerset

 Session 6 – Modeling
Dr. Edmundo Vasquez

 Session 7 – Advanced Controls for Existing Plants
Larry Shadle, NETL

Session 8 – Gasification for Power & Chemicals I
Massood Ramezan, KeyLogic

Session 9 – Radiation
Brad Adams, Brigham Young University

Coal Preparation/Handling/Benefication
Dave Osborne, Somerset Coal, Australia

 Session 10 – CO2Capture & Utilization
Dave Hopkinson, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

 Session 11 – Advanced Cycles for Power Generation
Horst Hack, EPRI

 Session 12 – Hybrid Power
Dr. John Dooher, Adelphi University

Session 13 – Recovery of Rare Earth Minerals
Eric Eddings, University of Utah

 Session 14 – Biomass & Biomass Cofiring I
Les Marshall, Ontario Power Generation, Canada

 Session 15 – Chemical Looping I
JoAnn Lighty, Boise State University

 Session 16 – Combustion & Gasification I
Ashwani Gupta, University of Maryland and Weihong Yang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Session 17 – Water Issues
Nicholas Siefert and Jessica Mullen, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

 Session 18 – Combustion Emissions
Dr. Edmundo Vasquez and Byron Burrows, TECO

 Session 19 – Chemical Looping II
Robert Stevens, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy and
Andrew Tong, Ohio State

 Session 20 – PC Fired Units
J.J. Letcavits, AEP and
Alan Paschedag, Covanta

 Session 21 – Oxy-Combustion II
Andrew Fry, Brigham Young University and
Klas Andersson, Chalmers University, Sweden

 Session 22 – Supercritical CO2
Suhyeon Park, University of Central Florida and
Josh Stanislowski, UNDEERC

Session 23 – Fuels Production
Dushyant Shekhawat, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

 Session 24 – Combustion & Gasification II
J.J. Letcavits, AEP &
Alan Paschedag, Covanta

 Session 25 – Coal Preparation/ Handling/Benefication
Dave Osborne, Somerset Coal, Australia

 Session 26 – Fluid Particle Fundamentals
Ron Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

Session 27 – Alternative Fuels for Gas Turbines
Dr. Ashwani Gupta, University of Maryland

 Session 28 – Gasification for Power & Chemicals II
Massood Ramezan, KeyLogic and Kunlei Liu, University of Kentucky

Session 29 – Biomass & Biomass Cofiring II
Les Marshall, Ontario Power Generation, Canada

 Session 30 – Novel Reactor Design
Dave Lyons, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

 Session 31 – Upgrading Natural Gas, 
Evan Granite, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

 Session 32 – Fluidized Bed Units
Fredrik Lind, Chalmers University, Sweden

The Conference Committee has extended the deadline for the Call for Papers and it may be accessed by clicking here  2019 Call for Papers

To give you an idea of what to expect from our conference, this is the Official Program for the 43rd International Technical Conference on Clean Energy that ran from June 3 to 8, 2018, at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater, Florida, USA.  2018 Official Program

MISSION STATEMENT – Increased demand – coupled with energy security issues, uncertainty in the oil sector, and 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.
Through the Technical Sessions, Short Courses, and Panels, cutting-edge developments dealing with technical solutions to problems; specific strategies; projects; innovations; industry trends; and or/regulatory compliance 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 at the annual technical conference which takes place each June in Clearwater, Florida, USA.


International Programs – Technical Developments – Policy Issues
Papers from the international community are strongly encouraged. In the 2016 conference 16 countries were represented at the conference. In addition, one-third of all attendees were from the international community. 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 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 41st 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.

CONFERENCE HEADQUARTERS – Sand Key is one of the 20 Best Beaches, according to many travel and tourism organizations. Sheraton Sand Key, 1160 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, Florida – 
Phone: 727-595-1611
FAX: 727-596-8488
 $193/night – Single or Double

Now that the Sheraton Sand Key is a Marriott property, there are some new procedures in place to book a room.  You must go to this site:

Our rate of $193/night is available from June 11 to 26.  If you need something beyond these dates, contact the hotel directly to see if you cane accommodated.

The Sheraton Sand Key is located at 1160 Gulf Boulevard, Clearwater, FL  33767; phone:  727-595-1611.  Please use the code CL1143 when you call in.  You may also FAX:  727-596-1711.

Please keep in mind that changes may be made at any time; but you cannot make a reservation in a hotel that is completely booked. for information about the Sheraton Sand Key

THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE The dedicated efforts and expertise of each Committee member result in the excellent Technical Program offered each year. They reach out to all segments of the energy industry so that the state-of-the-art (and beyond) is presented. Through their hard work, we offer a world-renowned conference each year.  We are especially pleased to announce that Prof. Ashwani Gupta, University of Maryland, is now one of the three conference co-chairs.  This year’s Conference Committee members are:
Adelphi University, Prof. John Dooher

AEP, J.J. Letcavits

AECOM, Dr. Guisu Liu

Air Liquide, Bhupesh Dhungel

Arizona State University
Dr. Klaus S. Lackner

The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Prassana Seshadri

Babcock Power Inc., Bonnie Courtemanche

Boiler Combustion & Emissions Control Consultant, Dr. Edmundo R. Vasquez

Brigham Young University
Prof. Bradley Adams and Prof. Andrew Fry

CANMET Natural Resources Canada
Dr. Ligang Zheng

Chalmers University of Technology
Prof. Klas Andersson (Brigham Young University) and Fredrik Lind

Consultant, Gerry Hesselmann

Covanta, Alan Paschedag

CSIRO, Dr. Louis Wibberley and Dr. David Harris

Electric Power Research Institute
Horst Hack

Électricité du France, Mathieu Insa

Energy & Environment
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus R. G. Hein (Chairman Emeritus)

Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota
Christopher J. Zygarlicke and Josh Stanislowski

Fuels and Combustion Consultant,
David Tillman

Gas Technology Institute, Howard Meyer

GE – Alstom Power Inc., Frederic Vitse

Huazhong University of Science, Prof. Chuguang Zheng

IEA Clean Coal Centre
Dr. Andrew Minchener

ION Engineering, Dr. Erik Meuleman

Jiangnan Environmental Technology, Inc. (JET), Robert Nicolo

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Assoc, Prof. Jeong Ik Lee

KeyLogic Systems Inc., Massood Ramezan

KITECH, Yang Won

Lehigh University, Dr. Edward K. Levy

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Janos M. Beer, Professor Emeritus

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc., Dr. Song Wu

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, Gosia Stein-Brzozowska

Monash University
Dr. Sankar Bhattacharya

Northeastern University
Dr. Yiannis A. Levendis

Ohio University, Dr. Gerardine G. Botte

Ontario Power Generation, Les Marshall

Pennsylvania State University
Bruce G. Miller

Praxair, Inc.
Dr. Lawrence E. Bool III (Co-chair)

Reaction Engineering International
Kevin Davis

Ruhr-University Bochum, Department of Energy Plant Technology, Prof. Viktor Scherer

Somerset Pty Ltd., Dr. Dave Osborne

Southern Illinois University
Dr. Joseph Hirschi

Tampa Electric Company
Yogesh M. Patel and Byron Burrows

Technische Universität Hamburg-HarburgProf. Dr.-Ing. Alfons Kather

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Dr. Nenad Sarunac

Tsinghua University, Dr. Yao Qiang

U.S. Geological Survey
Ronald H. Affolter, Emeritus

University of Alberta, Dr. Rajender Gupta

University of Kentucky, Dr. Kunlei Liu

University of Maryland, Dr. Ashwani Gupta

University of Newcastle, Prof. Terry Wall

University of South Carolina
Prof. Jochen Lauterbach

University of Utah, Prof. Eric Eddings and
Kevin Whittey

U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory,
Dr. Ronald Breault (Co-Chair)

Washington University in St. Louis, Prof. Richard Axelbaum

Wrocław University of Technology, PolandHalina Pawlak-Kruczek Ph.D., D.Sc., and Dr. Janusz Lichota