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SMi is pleased to present it's second annual Gasification conference.  This focused conference will again bring together project developers, financiers, policy makers and technology developers to take an in-depth look at this growing industry. 

As concerns grow over the security of energy supply in volatile global markets, coal is an increasingly attractive option for power generation.  This conference will highlight IGCC and UCG projects around the globe and bring together senior industry figures share expertise and discuss the challenges facing the development of the gasification industry. 


Examine the issues surrounding the gasification of coal for power generation

Hear
from a wide range of industry experts and project developers

Explore the drivers and challenges for coal gasification

Understand
the key success factors for UCG projects

Learn about technical and regulatory constraints

Assess
public attitude to clean coal and CCS

Enjoy excellent networking opportunities with senior industry representatives and raise the profile of your organisation

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Feedback from SMi's inaugural Gasification event in April 2008:

“Overall conference was very interesting – gave a good overview of all of the issues”
Michael Quinn, Manager, Asset Technology, Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

“Good view on IGCC and CCS”
Silvio Arienti, Process Director, Foster Wheeler Italiana Spa

“Very informative.  Good breadth of topics”
James Allen, Editor – UK Power, Platts 

 

  • Anyone involved in, or considering launching, a clean coal project
  • CEOs, COOs and Directors of power generating companies
  • Financial director, policy officer, environment/CO2 manager
  • Developers of Gasification technologies

 

Our 2008 conference attracted attendees from over 15 countries, including:

     Belgium
     Australia
     Canada
     Chile
     Czech Republic 
     France
     Germany
     India
     Ireland
     Italy
     The Netherlands
     Norway 
     Poland
     Sweden
     UK
     USA

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Peter George

Peter George, Group Manager of Technology, Jacobs Ltd

9:10 PRE-COMBUSTION & CARBON CAPTURE: A KEY TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION FOR A LOW CARBON ECONOMY

  • Market Outlook
  • The technology
  • Pollution prevention is better than pollution control
  • Experience
  • Making it happen
  • Terry  Raddings

    Terry Raddings , Energy Solutions Manager - W. Europe , GE Energy

    9:50 A CASE STUDY OF A UCG PROJECT IN THE UK

  • Key success factors: expertise, project timing, site selection
  • Technical and regulatory constraints: geology, gas processing, CCS
  • Economics: in relation to conventional fossil fuel and renewables
  • Raising funds: experience of various investment routes
  • Long term potential:  North Sea Coal, hydrogen economy, chemicals manufacture
  • Alan Borrowman

    Alan Borrowman, Director, BCG Energy Ltd

    Steve Walters

    Steve Walters, Director, BCG Energy Ltd

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 RWE’S IGCC CCS PROJECT - UPDATE AND OUTLOOK

    Karl-Josef Wolf

    Karl-Josef Wolf, Researcher, Gasification Group, RWE Power AG

  • Short outline of the IGGC project
  • Current status of project activities
  • Political background (ETS)
  • Status of Post Combustion Capture activities
  • Outlook
  • 11:40 PRESENTATION OF THE SHELL/ESSENT IGCC + CCS PROJECT IN THE NETHERLANDS

    Albert Bloem

    Albert Bloem, Project Development Manager , Essent

  • Defining project premises in a changing environment
  • Meeting low CO2 emissions objectives by European Union
  • Fuel selection and market expectations
  • Site selection for IGCC and CO2 sinks
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:50 NUON MAGNUM IGCC PROJECT

    Maarten Berkhaut

    Maarten Berkhaut, Project Manager, Nuon Magnum, Nuon

  • Rationale
  • Concept chosen
  • Learnings
  • Way forward
  • Q&A
  • 14:30 COUGAR ENERGY’S PROGRAM FOR UCG COMMERCIALISATION

    Len Walker

    Len Walker, Managing Director, Cougar Energy

  • UCG historical background
  • Company development program
  • The Kingaroy Power Project
  • Follow-up projects
  • Barriers to commercialisation
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 COAL GASIFICATION FOR POLAND – SECURE FUTURE?

    Maria Skorupka

    Maria Skorupka, President & CEO, PROZAP Engineering Ltd

  • Coal gasification perspectives in Poland
  • Securing feedstock for power and chemical plants
  • A technical pragmatist approach to gasification
  • Economy and energy security
  • How to benefit from gasification – the concept
  • Project execution guidelines
  • 16:20 SOLUTION TO FUTURE ENERGY NEEDS - UNDERGROUND COAL PROCESSING INITIATIVE IN LOWER SILESIA, POLAND

  • A new energy scenario for Europe and Poland
  • Hard coal and lignite deposits in Lower Silesia
  • Factors affecting UCG designs/criteria for a suitable UCG site location
  • UCG method for coal and lignite deposits  in Lower Silesia - A potential source of future energy and petro-chemicals
  • UCG pilot plan in Lower Silesia – main assumption and goals
  • Jan  Palarski

    Jan Palarski, Professor of Mining Engineering, Silesian Technical University/KGHM CUPRUM

    Co-author: Herbert Wirth

    Co-author: Herbert Wirth, Vice President, KGHM Polska Miedz SA

    17:00 POLYGENERATION POWER PLANT WITH CO2 REMOVAL

  • Perspectives for coal gasification in Poland
  • Polygeneration project objectives
  • Description of the project
  • Schedule of the project implementation and durability of the project
  • Co-author: Henryk Tymowski

    Co-author: Henryk Tymowski, Vice President of the Management Board, Poludniowy Koncern Energetyczny SA

    Co-author: Krzysztof Jalosinski

    Co-author: Krzysztof Jalosinski, President of the Executive Board, Zaklady Azotowe Kedzierzyn S A

    Marek Sciazko

    Marek Sciazko, Director, Institute For Chemical Processing Of Coal

    17:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Kenneth Fergusson

    Kenneth Fergusson, Senior Adviser, UCG Partnership

    9:10 PERMITTING & SITING

    Andy Brown

    Andy Brown, Engineering Director, Progressive Energy Ltd

  • Regulatory consenting
  • Siting for power plants and CCS
  • Challenges
  • Policy outlook
     
  • 9:50 PUBLIC ATTITUDE TO CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY

    Julie  Lauder

    Julie Lauder, Marketing and Membership Director, UCG Partnership

  • The environmental debate
  • Impact of security of supply issues
  • Taking control of the debate
  • Effective communication
     
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 PUBLIC ATTITUDE TO CCS

    Judith Shapiro

    Judith Shapiro, Policy Officer, CCSA

  • Concerns
  • Taking control of the debate
  • Effective communication
     
  • 11:30 PANEL SESSION: DEALING WITH PUBLIC OPINION TOWARDS CCS AND CLEAN COAL

  • Informed vs. uninformed public
  • Energy vs. environment
  • Costs
  • Media influence
  • Trusted sources
  • Images
  • Dispelling myths
  • Education
     
  • Judith Shapiro

    Judith Shapiro, Policy Officer, CCSA

    Julie  Lauder

    Julie Lauder, Marketing and Membership Director, UCG Partnership

    Geoff Beattie

    Geoff Beattie, Energy Practice Leader, Cohn & Wolfe

    12:10 Networking Lunch

    13:40 CCS – KILL OR CURE?

    Mohan Karmarkar

    Mohan Karmarkar, Group Manager – SHEQ, Process & Technology Division, Jacobs

  • Energy – The three sole sources
  • Climate Change – Can we risk ignoring the symptoms?
  • U.K. Scene – Lack of generating capacity, no capture capability envisaged by government until at least 2014.
  • Economics– Driven by the hunt for profit – and what profit is there in CCS?
  • New Developments Vs Entrenched attitudes – is combustion sustainable?  The IGSC option.
  • Future – What will happen if nothing is done (business as usual)
  • 14:10 POTENTIAL FOR USING GASIFICATION DERIVED HYDROGEN IN MARKETS OTHER THAN ELECTRICITY GENERATION

    Harsh Pershad

    Harsh Pershad, Senior Consultant, Element Energy

  • An overview of the current market for hydrogen as an industrial gas
  • An assessment of the status of hydrogen energy technologies (transport, distributed power)
  • A review of the likely development and timescales for large scale markets for hydrogen in energy applications
  • Bulk hydrogen transportation
  • Techno- economics of hydrogen from the various energy pathways available (including gasification based routes)
     
  • 14:40 UNDERGROUND COAL GASIFICATION- THE WESTERN WORLD’S FIRST COMMERCIAL SCALE UCG PRODUCTION FACILITY FOR SYNGAS SUITED TO EXISTING CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS PLANTS, AT BLOODWOOD CREEK, AUSTRALIA

    Dr Cliff Mallett

    Dr Cliff Mallett, Executive Director, Carbon Energy Limited

  • The technical challenges for commercial scale UCG syngas production
  • Carbon Energy’s Bloodwood Creek UCG demonstration facility
  • A revolutionary approach for coal energy exploitation and clean coal utilisation
  • Project opportunities for UCG – case studies for power, chemicals and fuels
  • Dr Cliff Mallett, Executive Director, Carbon Energy Limited
  • 15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 INNOVATIVE AND PROVEN CO2 COMPRESSION TECHNOLOGY FOR CCS, IGCC AND EOR

    Rolf Habel

    Rolf Habel, Head of Marketing -OM- Division Oil & Gas , Man Turbomaschinen A G

  • CO2 Compression Technology
  • Technology comparison and further Innovations
  • Conclusion
  • 16:10 MARKET ENVIRONMENT AND SOLUTIONS FOR IGCC WITH CCS

    Juergen Karg

    Juergen Karg, Head of Business Development, IGCC, Siemens AG Energy Sector

  • Market environment
  • Experience
  • Requirements for product development
  • Business approach for IGCC with CCS
  • 16:40 UCG-CCS - AN APPROACH FOR SUSTAINABLE, ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY AND ECONOMICAL POWER GENERATION FROM DEEP COAL DEPOSITS

    Univ.-Prof Dr. Dr. h. c. Rafig Azzam

    Univ.-Prof Dr. Dr. h. c. Rafig Azzam, Head of Department, Engineering, Geology and Hydrogeology, RWTH Aachen University

  • General issues of CO2 storage in gasified coal seams
  • Environmental impacts of UCG-CCS
  • Laboratory experiments considering processes occurring during CO2
  • Storage in gasified coal seams
  • Numerical modelling of CO2 injectivity and storage security
  • Competitiveness of UCG-CCS on the European energy market
  • 17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Workshops

    UCGP Workshop on Underground Coal Gasification
    Workshop

    UCGP Workshop on Underground Coal Gasification

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    16th June 2009
    London, United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    Scarsdale Place
    Kensington
    London W8 5SR
    United Kingdom

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    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

     

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