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2nd Annual World Clean Coal Week India Focus 2013 at New Delhi

Logo WCCW India Focus 2013About the Event:

Coal, the world’s most abundant fossil fuel, plays a vital role in the world energy mix. As a prospering country with world’s 5th largest coal reserve, India’s energy mix mainly comprises of coal (52 per cent), oil (32 per cent), gas (10 per cent), hydro electricity (5 per cent) and nuclear energy (1 per cent). Coal continues playing it’s dominant role in India’s efforts to achieve a targeted 7-8% economic growth and its demand is expected to rise 41% in the year ending March 2017.

Shortfall in coal supply and low efficient power generation infrastructures are to blame for its constant power shortage in India, underlining an urgent need to upgrade the power sector. To this end, tackling the crisis-riddled power sector with advanced coal power generation technologies seems potentially a practical way.

Due to the inherent nature of high ash and low heating value, India’s coal has always been considered low quality. Every year, air pollution caused by coal ash and coal-powered power plants have reportedly claimed 70,000 lives in India where limited emission control has been applied. Meanwhile, to make the best use of its coal, the Government of India has taken various steps to promote clean coal technologies – such as coal upgrading, coal gasification, Underground Coal Gasification (UCG), Coal to Liquid (CTL), Coal-bed Methanation (CBL), etc., in anticipation of upgrading its energy mix, yet easing the air pollution intensity.

Against this background, the SZ&W Group is organizing the 2nd Annual World Clean Coal Week India Focus 2013 from April 18-19 at New Delhi, India, with the support of Government of India, the Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA), IEA Clean Coal Centre, UCG Association, Mongolian National Mining Association (MNMA) and Global CCS Institute.

With the central theme, “Roadmap to Active Deployment of Cleaner Coal Technologies”, the event offers a new angle to look at the clean coal market in India with fresh project updates and various tailor-made roundtables. Over 300 delegates are expected to attend the WCCW India Focus 2013.

The event would feature panel discussions, exhibition, workshops and networking opportunities. ThinktoSustain.com is the Media Partner for the event.

Key Topics:

  • Overview of the role of coal in the world energy outlook and future of clean coal development
  • Spotlight on rich coal resources and developing world class projects in India
  • Presenting the development and investment opportunities in India for clean coal projects for developers and technology licensors
  • Challenges in the utilization of low ranking coal and the impact on national energy security
  • Investment and financing opportunities in India
  • India’s growth in coal gasification and opportunities for advanced clean coal projects
  • Advanced technologies of coal gasification, combustion, CTL, low ranking coal upgrading

Event Agenda:

Day 1

  • Government Keynote Speech & Institutional Perspectives on Clean Coal Development in India

  • Power Generation & Automation & Emission Control

Day 2

  • Coal Conversion & Technology

  • UCG Prospect & Environmental Issues

Coal Industry in IndiaWho Should Attend?

The event invites:

  • CEO
  • CTO
  • COO
  • VP
  • Sales Director
  • Business Development Director


  • Coal Companies
  • Power Companies
  • Oil & Gas Companies
  • Government Officials
  • Gasification Licensors
  • Chemical Companies
  • Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC)
  • Equipment Vendors


  • A. K. Debnath, CMD, Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI)
  • B. Bhambhani, Founder Member, India Energy Forum
  • Jeffrey Mulyono, President Director, PT Pesona Khatulistiwa Nusantara
  • B. Surender Mohan, CMD, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited
  • A. K. Sinha, General Manager, (Project Engg – Mech), NTPC
  • R. K. Sharma, GGM (Res) & Head-IRS, ONGC
  • S. C. Dhiman, Deputy General Manager of Technical Services, National Fertilizers Limited
  • Tapas Kumar Nag, Director of Technical (Operations), Central Coalfields Limited
  • Sundara Kavidass, Vice President of Technical and Operation, Adani Power
  • Ganesan Natarajan, Whole Time Director & President, Ennore Coke
  • R. B. Mathur, Sr. Advisor (Coal), LANCO HOUSE
  • Jiang Congbin, Deputy GM & Chief Engineer, Changzheng Engineering Co. Ltd.
  • Rudolf Gansl, Managing Director, Feluwa
  • Sudipta Datta, Principal Scientist, Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad
  • Ms. Alice Gibson, Capacity Development Manager, Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute
  • Sayantan Banerjee, Senior Manager – Energy & Resources of Public Sector, Deloitte