Welcome to the ICCS&T 2019

International Conference on Coal Science & Technology (ICCS&T2019) is one of the world's leading conferences in the field of coal research which typically gathers several hundred delegates representing academia, industry, and governments from all over the world. The Conference is held every second year in different countries. The last six conferences were in China (2017), Australia (2015), USA (2013), Spain (2011), South Africa (2009) and the UK (2007).

The 17th ICCS&T is being held for the first time in Central Europe in November 2019 in Krakow, a historical and academic centre and former capital of Poland. It is being jointly organised by AGH University of Science and Technology, the Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the IEA Clean Coal Centre, and supported by the Central Mining Institute (GIG) and the Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal.

The conference is being held at the Holiday Inn Krakow City Centre, which is located in the heart of the Krakow’s Old Town (www.hik.krakow.pl/en).

A preliminary detailed Conference programme is available here.

ICCS&T2019 will cover many topics including:

  •     coal geochemistry
  •     coal processing
  •     coal combustion
  •     coal pyrolysis and gasification
  •     gaseous and liquid chemicals
  •     low rank coals
  •     coke, coal tar, coal combustion products (CCP)
  •     High Efficiency Low Emission (HELE) technologies
  •     carbon dioxide capture, utilisation and storage
  •     biofuels
  •     fuel cells
  •     environmental issues

Delegates with successful abstracts will be invited to submit a conference paper for publication in a special issue of the journal Fuel Processing Technology.

We look forward to welcoming you in Krakow.

Conference Chairmen:

Professor Janusz Gołaś, ICCS&T 2019 Chairmen

Professor Janusz Gołaś

Head of the Department of Coal Chemistry and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Energy and Fuels

AGH-University of Science and Technology

Al. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059 Krakow, POLAND

Janusz Golas is a full professor of chemistry at the Department of Coal Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH University of Science and Technology (Poland). In 1982 he received his PhD, in 1993 – DSc (both in chemistry, with honors) and in 2001 he became full professor at AGH. During the 1984-1995 he worked at American universities and government agencies: State University of New York (Buffalo), University of Illinois (Urbana), National Science Foundation (Washington D.C.), and collaborated with the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago) and San Diego State University (San Diego). Since 1995, prof. J. Golas continues to be the head of the departments – at present the Department of Coal Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, at the Faculty of Energy and Fuels, AGH. During the 1995-2005, he was a Director of International School of Technology at AGH, established in collaboration with the Illinois Institute of Technology (USA). Since 2000 he has been a member of the Committee of Analytical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2016 prof. J. Golas was appointed by the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education as the member of the Committee of Scientific Policy. Prof. J. Golas authored and co-authored over 400 scientific papers, supervised 12 PhD thesis, coordinated as a principal investigator 15 research and educational projects financed by national or international funds (e.g. The Kosciuszko Foundation, USA, Maria Curie Funds, USA, European Institute of Technology within the frames of KIC InnoEnergy, National Center of Science, National Center of Research and Development). His research activities are focused on the  environmental analytical chemistry, especially in energy sector, analytics of mercury emitted during the combustion of solid fuels, analytics of emerging contaminants in the environment, environmental protection, electroanalysis.

Associate Professor Magdalena Wdowin, ICCS&T 2019 Chairmen

Associate Professor Magdalena Wdowin

Head of Division of Applied Geochemistry and Environmental Engineering

Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Wybickiego 7A

31-261 Kraków, POLAND

The Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, has great experience in the effective mining and engineering geology, power and heat generation, energy policy, environmental engineering and management, pollution control to name but a few. Additionaly, the Institute is also one of the key Polish research institutions in carbon capture and storage. Furthermore, it is an organiser and/or co-organiser of many cyclic conferences, workshops and forums related to mining and energy including Polish Mining Congress, Raw materials and energy and closed-cycle and low-carbon economy, The issue of energy resources and energy in the national economy, Energy Management Forum, Mining Workshop, School of Underground Mining, and others.


Programme & Abstract Book