Venue: Vail

Location: Vail, Colorado, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 06, 2010 End Date/Time: Jun 10, 2010
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Conference Overview
More than 80% of our energy comes from the combustion of fossil fuels, which will still remain the dominant energy source for years to come. It is agreed that carbon dioxide (CO2) produced from fossil fuel combustion to be the most important anthropogenic greenhouse gas leading to global warming. This conference targets forward-thinking oil, gas, coal and power companies that position themselves now to face the challenge of CO2 reduction in the forthcoming low-carbon economy. This conference will focus on the challenge of developing technology to combat climate change. This must include sustainable energy production – through increased alternative energy sources, CO2 capture and utilization. It should also include sustainable energy consumption - via increased energy efficiency and process innovations in industry. The conference will identify technology pathways for identifying technologies which are practical and economic for reducing CO2 so that end-users have real choices to take actions in the market-place.

3-Day Interactions and Networking
The conference will provide a forum to discuss technological options, share results and promote collaborations in R&D and applications in developing CO2 reduction projects and opportunities.

Hear from visionary speeches from leading executives, top scientists in the fields
Network informally with targeted group of senior level experts in the industry
Learn more about your peers R&D and key application strategies
Discuss the latest developments and applications in this important area
Identify collaborations among R&D organizations and between technical providers and end-users
Conference Themes
The technical program and the plenary lectures will be selected to reflect the six main themes as described below. The conference seeks papers that address new technology developments related to these themes. Papers are sought from industrial specialists, research groups at academic institutions, private research organizations, or national laboratories, as well as technology licensors, consultants, and vendors.

Theme I: Clean Coal
Session Chair: Professor Ah-Hyung Alissa Park (
Clean coal technologies will reduce the environmental impacts of the coal utilization processes (e.g., oxy-fuel coal combustion, chemical looping combustion, as well as coal conversion to hydrogen, synthetic gas and liquid fuels). This session is focused on an extensive overview of emerging, evolving, and innovative technologies, processes and/or equipments in the coal utilization industry that are designed to make coal "clean" and achieve minimal emission.

Theme II: Renewable Energy
Session Chair: Dr. Michael Schultz (
Energy, fuels, or chemicals produced through processing of biomass by biological, thermal, or chemical means can lead to a net CO2 reduction when compared to conventional fossil fuel technologies. This session puts the focus on conversion technologies for non fossil fuel feedstocks such as starch, sugar, cellulous, or micro and macroalgae.

Theme III: CO2 Capture and Utilization
Session Chair: Dr. Lubo Zhou (
The session will highlight some recent research and industrial activities, and their prospects in the areas of carbon capture and utilization. It will discuss various CO2 capture options such as pre-combustion, post-combution, and oxyfuel technology for CO2 capture, and evaluate different CO2 utilization routes for - chemicals, fertilizers, algae biomass, and enhanced oil recovery, etc.

Theme IV: Energy Efficiency
Session Chair: Dr. Kirtan K. Trivedi (
This session will address new developments related to energy efficiency improvements in refineries, petrochemical plants, and other processing industries which will include topics such as new equipment and processes, cogeneration, integration of process plants and power plants, and design techniques and methodologies that identify energy efficiency improvement opportunities.

Theme V: Process/Equipment Innovations
Session Chairs: Dr. Costas Tsouris (;
Professor Mahmoud El-Halwagi (
This session is focused on innovations in processes and process equipment in the chemical, petrochemical, and other energy-intensive industries that are designed to make substantial reductions in energy requirements and CO2 emissions. The innovations include combined processes in a single unit operation as well as enhanced production with reduced equipment size.

Theme VI: Applications for Developing CO2 Reduction Projects
Session Chairs: Dr. Steve Sondergard (;
Robert Brasier (
This session promotes successful applications of green technologies addressed in the above five themes. This session will discuss the challenge of developing these technologies so that they meet criteria related to CO2, environmental, and sustainable concerns, while still meeting or exceeding the usual technical and economic hurdles.

Proposed Program Schedule

Sunday, June 6
4:00 pm Registration
6:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Dinner

Monday, June 7
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Chairman’s Introduction
8:15 am Opening Keynote Presentation
9:00 am Session 1: Clean Coal
1:00 pm Lunch/Optional Excursion 1
5:00 pm Session Keynote Presentation
5:45 pm Session 2: Renewable Energy
8:00 pm Dinner followed by Poster Session A

Tuesday, June 8
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Announcements
8:15 am Session Keynote Presentation
9:00 am Session 3: CO2 Capture and Utilization
1:00 pm Lunch/Optional Excursion 2
5:00 pm Session Keynote
5:45 pm Session 4: Energy Efficiency
8:00 pm Dinner followed by Poster Session B

Wednesday, June 9
7:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am Announcements
8:15 am Session Keynote Presentation
9:00 am Session 5: Process/Equipment Innovation
1:00 pm Lunch/Poster Session C
5:00 pm Session Keynote
5:45 pm Session 6: Applications for Developing
CO2 Reduction Projects
8:00 pm Banquet

Thursday, June 10
7:00 am Breakfast and Departures


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