The Clearwater Clean Energy 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

Plans are now underway  for the 44th Conference that 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.
The Conference Committee is meeting on August 14th to outline the Call for Papers and announce the topics that we will cover.

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.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

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.

BACKGROUND
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
 $192/night – Single or Double
http://www.beachsand.com 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