The Clearwater Clean Energy Conference

We are pleased to announce the Program for the 43rd International Technical Conference on Clean Energy, June 3 to 7, 2018, at the Sheraton Sand Key in Clearwater, Florida, USA.  Click here to see all of the panels, short courses and technical sessions  Clearwater Program Announcement 2018

We are still accepting papers for the conference.  If you have something that you want to submit, just click here for the Call for Papers    2018 Call for Papers

THE CLEARWATER CLEAN ENERGY CONFERENCE
The 43rd International Technical Conference on Clean Energy
SUNDAY – June 3, 2018

Short Courses

9:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Combustion Issues – Alan Paschedag, Covanta, Inc., and J.J. Letcavits, American Electric Power

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. – Practical Optimization of the Coal Supply Chain – G.H. Luttrell, Virginia Tech; andP. J. Bethell, Marshall Miller and Associates

1:30 p.m.  – 3:30 p.m. – Combustion Fundamentals – Prof. Ashwani K, Gupta, University of Maryland

3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Advanced Biomass Pellet Characteristics for Utility Scale Cofiring and Conversion Programs – Les Marshall, Ontario Power Generation Canada

 3:00 p.m. – Exhibit Center Setup in the Island Ballroom

 MONDAY – June 4, 2018

 8:30 a.m. – Technical Session Moderators’ Meeting – Gulf Room

 9:00 a.m. – Continental Breakfast – Exhibit Center

9:30 a.m. – Keynote Address: Scott Smouse,Senior Advisor to Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Clean Coal & Carbon Management,U.S. Department of Energy, USA

Panel: Emerging International Developments in Power Generation

Moderators: Prof. Terry Wall, University of Newcastle, Australia; Klas Andersson (Chalmers University, Sweden) Brigham Young University; and Prof. Viktor Scherer, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

  • Scott Smouse, Senior Advisor to Deputy Assistant Secretary, for Clean Coal & Carbon Management,U.S. Department of Energy, USA
  • Prof. Dongke Zhang, University of Western Australia and Research Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Australia
  • Prof. Chuguang Zheng, HuazhongUniversity of Science and Technology, Wuhan, CHINA

11:45 a.m. – Lunch – Exhibit Center

1:00 p.m.Panel: U.S. Energy Portfolio Today and in the Future

Moderator: Bonnie Courtemanche, Director of Quality and Safety, BPE/BPS, Riley Power, Inc.

  • Andrew Hlasko, U.S. Department of Energy, USA

 3:00 p.m. Break – Exhibit Center

 3:30 p.m. – Four Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 1 – Sand Key Room – Biomass Co-Firing, Les Marshall, Ontario Power Generation, Canada
  • Session 2 – Gulf Room – Innovative Low Carbon Fuels I, Dongke Zhang, The Universty of Western Australia, Australia
  • Session 3 – Palm Room – Supercritical CO2I, Joshua Stanislowski, UNDEERC and Bhupesh Dhungel, Air Liquide
  • Session 4 – Bay Room – Carbon Capture Utilization & Sequestration I, Erik Meuleman, ION Engineering, and Dr. David Hopkinson, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

5:30 p.m. Beach Party – Poolside

TUESDAY – June 5, 2018

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast in the Exhibit Center

 8:00 a.m. Three Concurrent Sessions:

 Session 5 – Sand Key Room – Energy From Waste, Alan Paschedag, Covanta

Session 6 – Gulf Room – Innovative Low Carbon Fuels II, Dongke Zhange, The Universty of Western Australia

 Session 7 – Palm Room – Oxy-Combustion I, Dr. Klas Andersson (Chalmers University, Sweden) and Dr. Andrew Fry, Brigham Young University

10:00 a.m. Break in the Exhibit Center

10:30 a.m. Three Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 8 – Sand Key Room – Fluidized Bed and Dense Particle Flows, Ronald Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Session 9 – Gulf Room – Combustion Fundamentals, Dr. Weihong Yang, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Session 10 – Palm Room – Oxy-Combustion II, Dr. Klas Andersson (Chalmers University, Sweden) and Dr. Andrew Fry, Brigham Young University

12:30 p.m. – Lunch – Exhibit Center

2:00 p.m.  Panel:Energy From Waste

Moderator: Prof. Ashwani Gupta, University of Maryland

  • Dr. Marco Castaldi, City University of New York,USA
  • Dr. Kunio Yoshikawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, JAPAN
  • Dr. Somrat Kerdsuwan, King Mungkut University of Technology North Bangkok, THAILAND
  • Current Waste Management Trends in Europe/ Poland
  • Prof. Grzegorz Wielgosinski, Lodz University,Dr. Halina Pawlak-Kruczek, Wrocław University of Technology, POLANDDr. Halina Pawlak-Kruczek, Head of Boiler, Combustion & Energy Process Department, Wrocław University of Technology, POLAND

3:30 p.m.Break

4:00 p.m. Four Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 11 – Sand Key Room – Radiative Heat Transfer, Brad Adams, Brigham Young University
  • Session 12 – Gulf Room – Gasification, Massood Ramezan, KeyLogic
  • Session 13 – Palm Room – Chemical Looping I – Oxygen Carrier Development, Andrew Tong, Ohio State University andDr. Mandar Kathe, Ohio State University
  • Session 14 – Beach Room – Carbon Capture Utilization & Sequestration II, David Hopkinson,National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy and Prof. Jochen Lauterbach, University of South Carolina

6:00 p.m. – Conclusion of Technical Program

WEDNESDAY – June 6, 2018

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Exhibit Center

8:00 a.m. Four Concurrent Sessions:

  • Session 15 – Beach Room – Combustion Technologies, J.J. Letcavits, AEP and Alan Paschedag, Covanta
  • Session 16 – Gulf Room – Recovery of Rare Earth Elements I, Eric Eddings, University of Utah
  • Session 17 – Palm Room – Chemical Looping II – Process and Reactor Design and Testing, Thomas Flynn, Babcock and Wilcox, and Dr. Luke Neal, North Carolina State University
  • Session 18 – Bay Room – Biomass To Fuel, Prof. Viktor Scherer, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

10:00 a.m.Break – Exhibit Center

10:30 a.m. Four Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 19 – Beach Room – Supercritical CO2II, Joshua Stanislowski, UNDEERC  and Bhupesh Dhungel, Air Liquide
  • Session 20 – Gulf Room – Carbon Capture Utilization & Sequestration III – Sankhar Bhattacharaya, Monash University, Australia
  • Session 21 – Palm Room – Modeling I, Dr. Edmundo Vasquez, Consultant, Boiler Combustion and Emission Controls
  • Session 22 – Beach Room – Recovery of Rare Earth Elements II, Prof. Eric Eddings, University of Utah

11:50 a.m. – Themed Lunch – Exhibit Center

  • Positioning to Win Government R&D Funding, Phil Winkler
  • Energy From Waste, Alan Paschedag, Covanta
  • Adaptive Mining Chains, Dr. Dave Osborne, Somerset Int’l Australia Pty. Ltd., Australia
  • Biomass Utilization,Les Marshall, Ontario Power Generation, Canada
  • Modular Energy Systems,Massood Ramezan, KeyLogic LLC
  • Fuel ReformingProf. Ashwani Gupta, University of Maryland
  • Combustion and Low NOxBurners, J.J. Letcavits, AEP
  • High Efficiency and Low Emission Technologies, Dr. Raj Gupta, University of Alberta, Canada 

1:30 p.m.  – Panel: Adaptive Mining Chains – Moderator:  Dr. Dave Osborne, Somerset International Australia Pty Ltd., AUSTRALIA

  • Michael O’Brien, Team Leader, Enhanced Coal Processing, Mining and Processing Technologies/Coal Mining Program, Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies (QCAT), CSIRO, AUSTRALIA
  • Peter Bethell, Senior Principal: Mineral Processing, Marshall Miller and Associates, USA
  • Prof. Ron Honaker, Department of Mining Engineering,University of Kentucky

3:30 p.m. – Break in the Exhibit Center

 4:00 p.m. – Exhibit Center Closes

4:00 p.m. – Four Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 23 – Beach Room – Innovative Power Applications, David Tucker, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy and Dalia El Tawy, Siemens
  • Session 24 – Gulf Room – Chemical Looping III – Process and Component Analysis, Dr. Andrew Tong, Ohio State University, and Vasudev Pralhad Haribal, North Carolina State University
  • Session 25 – Palm Room – Modeling II, Dr. Edmundo Vasquez, Consultant, Boiler Combustion and Emission Controls
  • Session 26 – Bay Room – Upgrading/ Beneficiation, Dr. Dave Osborne, Somerset International Australia Pty Ltd., Australia

5:40 p.m. – Conclusion of the Technical Program

5:40 p.m. – Conference Committee Meeting – Palm Room

THURSDAY – June 7, 2018

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast – Island Ballroom

8:00 a.m. – Panel: Gasification Technology – A Path Forward to Overcome Current Challenges, Moderator: Massood Ramezan, KeyLogic

  • Dave Lyons, Technology Manager, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy;
  • Francis Lau, Chief Technology Officer, Synthesis Energy Systems
  • Joshua Stanislowski, Energy & Environmental Research Center, University of North Dakota

10:00 a.m. – Break – Island Ballroom

10:30 a.m. –Three Concurrent Sessions

  • Session 27 – Beach Room – Load Following Issues & Turbines, Yogesh Patel, TECO
  • Session 28 – Gulf Room – Emerging Analytical Approaches, Dr. Dave Osborne, Somerset International Australia Pty Ltd., Australia
  • Session 29 – Bay Room – Carbon Capture Utilization & Sequestration IV, Dr. Erik Meuleman, ION Engineering

11:50 a.m. – Lunch & Presentation of the Best Student Paper Award – Roundtable/Wrap-up Discussion – Island Ballroom

FRIDAY – June 8, 2018

6:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast – Lobby 2

7:00 a.m. – Departure of the Covanta/Hillsborough and Polk Power Plant Tours

 

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. The Committee reaches out to all segments of the energy industry so that the state-of-the-art (and beyond) is presented. Through their hard work, we continue to provide a world-renowned conference each year.  With the retirement as Conference Co-Chair of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus R. G. Hein, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Ronald Breault, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy will join Dr. Lawrence Bool of Praxair as Conference Co-Chair.  This year’s Conference Committee members are:

AEP, J.J. Letcavits
AECOM, Dr. Guisu Liu
Air Liquide, Bhuphesh Dhangel
Air Products, Jeff Kloosterman
Arizona State University, Dr. Klaus S. Lackner
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
Covanta, Alan Paschedag
CSIRO, Dr. Louis Wibberley and Dr. David Harris
Consultant, Gerry Hesselmann
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 Joshua Stanislowski
Fuel Tech,Dr. Ian Saratovsky, and Chris R. Smyrniotis
Fuels and Combustion Consultant, David Tillman
Gas Technology Institute, Howard Meyer
GE – Alstom Power Inc., To Be Announced
Government Contracting Specialists, LLC, Philip W. Winkler
IEA Clean Coal Centre, Dr. Andrew Minchener
ION Engineering, Dr. Erik Meuleman
KAIST, Dept. of Nuclear & Quantum Engineering, Prof. Jeong Ik Lee
KeyLogic Systems Inc., Massood Ramezan
Lehigh University, Dr. Edward K. Levy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Janos M. Beer
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Inc., Dr. Song Wu, and Robert Nicolo
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 (Conference Co-chair)
Reaction Engineering International, Kevin Davis
Ruhr University, 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-Harburg Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alfons Kather
The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Dr. Andrew Mackrory
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, Prof. JoAnn Lighty and Kevin Whittey
U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Dr. Ronald Breault (Conference Co-chair)
Wrocław University of Technology, Poland, Halina Pawlak-Kruczek Ph.D., D.Sc., and Dr. Janusz Lichota