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Lighting the Fire in Clean Coal Industry in India

Logo WCCW India Focus 2013New Delhi, India – Coal, the world’s most abundant fossil fuel, plays a vital role in the world energy mix. It supplies 24 percent of the total global energy and 40 percent of global electricity. In Asia, coal accounts for almost 75 percent of electricity generation nationally, and is most likely to remain the principal fuel source in the future.

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 demand is expected to rise 41% in the year ending March 2017. Against the background of climate change and the nature of Indian coal, clean coal technologies – such as coal upgrading, coal gasification, Underground Coal Gasification (UCG), Coal to Liquid (CTL) and Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) – have been highly advocated by the governments, coal and power producers, to secure a sustainable, reliable and economical power industry.

With seasoned expertise in clean coal industry, the WCCW (World Clean Coal Week) is now in its 2nd successful year in India. Organized with the support of Government of India, the Carbon Capture & Storage Association (CCSA), UCG Association and Mongolian National Mining Association (MNMA), it will be held from April 18-19 at New Delhi, India. Themed as the “Roadmap to Active Deployment of Cleaner Coal Technologies”, the two-day summit this year is focused on Indian clean coal industry, and is featuring the top-level speaker panels and cutting-edge technology showcases, and is ideally timed to examine the vital questions that will shape Indian clean coal future. ThinktoSustain.com is the Media Partner for the event.

The India Focus 2013 is an event to attain deep understandings on India and other countries’ clean coal initiatives, roadmap, regulatory environment, ongoing pilots of pioneer coal owners and utilities, network with national and international clean coal industry executives, and share insights on the future market developments.

Coal Industry in India2013 Event Features

  • Hear from senior clean coal leaders from India, the U.S., China and Germany
  • Project updates on the Clean Coal Power Plants, CTL and UCG projects in India and beyond
  • Innovations and key developments in clean coal technology – Gasification, Liquefaction, Methanation
  • Tailored-made technological roundtable for technology licensors
  • Deep concern about the environment issues and potential solutions

Previously, WCCW had eminent speakers from top management of Ministry of Coal, Government of India; Principal Scientific Adviser to Government of India; Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL); Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research (CIMFR), Dhanbad; Centre for Fuel Studies and Research (CFSR), Vadodara; New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO); Central Coalfields Limited (CCL); Jindal Steel Power Limited (JSPL); Global CCS Institute; Reliance Technology Group, etc.

WCCW Advisory Committee

  • Fredrick Palmer, Chairman, World Coal Association
  • Andrew Minchener, Associate Principal, IEA Clean Coal Center
  • Dennis Bracy, CEO, US-China Clean Coal Forum
  • Thomas Sarkus, Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
  • B. Bhambhani, Former Executive Director, BHEL
  • Sun Maoyuan, Chairman, China United, Coalbed Methane Co.
  • Li Jinping, President, Lu’an Group
  • Zhang Minling, Vice President, Yankuang Group

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Source: SZ&W Group.