Sunday, November 24th, 2019

16:00-19:00 Registration / assembly day
Monday, November 25th, 2019
9:45-10:00Opening ceremony

Plenary session - Colin Snape, University of Nottingham, Great Britain

Direct Coal Liquefaction: An Integrated Approach and The Future


Plenary session - Jerzy Janikowski, Tauron Polska Energia, Poland

Polish Power Sector -  Legal and technological challenges

11:00-11:30Coffee break

Session 1a - Coal Processing / Coal Combustion

Chairman: Colin Snape, University of Nottingham, Great Britain

Session 1b - Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilization and Storage

Chairman: Magdalena Wdowin, MEERI PAS, Poland


Keynote speaker: Andrew Odeh, University of Benin, Nigeria

Comparative analysis of the degradation of poly aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) in two Nigerian low rank coals

Keynote speaker: Gregory Nworach Okolo, North West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa

Dry sorbents for CO2 capture from flue gas: Characterisation and adsorption-desorption properties


Esperanza Ruiz, Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas

Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), Spain

Fuel production by co-processing of direct coal co-liquefaction and oil refinery naphtha streams

Main author: Jan Lubaś, Oil and Gas Institute - National Research Institute, Poland

Presenter: Piotr Łętkowski, Oil and Gas Institute - National Research Institute, Poland

Studies of Acid Gas Sequestration Project on Producing Gas Field Structure

12:00-12:15Yuya Ono, Tohoku University, Japan
Experimental and numerical investigation of the factors affecting the briquetting process and the structure of briquette of coal

Martin Graebner, Air Liquide R&D, Germany

CO2-reduction by Implementing Online Fuel Analysis in Gasification Processes

12:15-12:30Shoaib Shah, The University of Nottingham, Great Britain
The Development of Real Time Dielectric Carbon in Ash Monitors for Characterising Stoker Furnace Bottom Ash

Mirosław Wojnicki, Oil and Gas Institute - National Research Institute, Poland

Evaluation of enhanced oil recovery efficiency by WAG-CO2 injection in carbonate reservoirs


Stephen Niksa, Niksa Energy Associates LLC, USA

Predicting total volatiles yields from torrefied wood 

Chien Ying Yang, The Global Centre for Environmental Remediation (GCER), Austalia

Capture and utilisation of gaseous emissions from coal-fired power stations


Dedy Eka Priyanto, IHI Corporation, Japan

Self-Steam Explosion Method for Milling and Upgrading Biomass

Marta G. Plaza, Instituto Nacional del Carbon (INCAR-CSIC), Spain Is adsorption a competitive post-combustion CO2 capture technology?


Session 2a - Coal Combustion

Chairman: Radosław Babij, SBB Energy S.A.

Session 2b - Technical / Sponsor Session

Chairman: Szymon Stolarek, Malvern Panalytical


Keynote speaker: Stephen Niksa, Niksa Energy Associates LLC, USA

Volatiles conversion in dense burning coal suspensious under commercial p.f. firing conditions

Marek Gnypek, Malvern Panalytical

On-line coal analysis - cross belt neutron analyzer


Main author: Rudelle Rautenbach, North-West University, South Africa

Presenter: Christien Strydom, North-West University, South Africa

Evaluation of mineral matter transformations in low-temperature ashes of South African feed coal samples and their density separated fractions using High-Temperature X-ray diffraction

Wojciech Treter, Poland

Initial impressions: Polish copy of a HELE Kyrgyz Model 4 crossdraft stove indicates very low emissions of PM2.5 and CO burning several raw coal types


Markus Reinmöller, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Germany

Co-firing of coal and biomass: Analysis of the ash behavior and determination of maximum biomass admixture rates

Renata Maczuga, Polska Grupa Górnicza S.A.

Analysis of demand for heating coal in households in the context of changes in the municipal and residential market

Barnali Bhui, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India

Co-chemical looping combustion of high ash Indian coal and rice straw with Fe2O3 as the oxygen carrier using fixed bed reactor and thermogravimetric analyzer


Koji Saito, Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan

Investigate of the structural change in the coal which oxidized by air at 80℃


Jonathan Mathews, The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Atomistic Representations of Coal, Char, Coke, and Soot: Consistent Challenges in Scale, Molecular Diversity, Porosity, and Partial Ordering

18:00-19:30Welcome cocktail
Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

Plenary session - Jonathan Mathews, Penn State University, USA

Seventy things you didn’t know about coal

9:30-9:45Outdoor presentation of Crossdraft Stove Model
9:45-11:00Poster session and coffee break

Session 3a - Coal Pyrolisis and Gasification

Chariman: Jonathan Mathews, Penn State University, USA

Session 3b - Low Rank Coal

Chairman: Grzegorz Tomaszewicz, Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Poland


Keynote speaker: Michael S. Blinderman, Ergo Exergy Technologies Inc., Canada

The Exergy UCG™ Technology with Ultra-Low Carbon Footprint: Costs, Emissions, Projects

Keynote speaker:  Alan Chaffee, Monash University, Australia

Value added products from lignite: monoliths, fibres, cokes, bitumens, quantum dots and more


Fengbo An, Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

CFD Investigation of an Improved TGA Design for Heterogeneous Reaction Kinetics

Ting Li, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

Integration of low-rank coal pyrolysis by gas heat carrier and char gasification for the co-production of tar and coal gas: process simulation and thermodynamic analysis


Saartjie Gouws, North West University, South Africa

Condensables derived from pyrolysis of coal and torrefied biomass at elevated pressures

Akira Suami, Gifu University, Japan
Characteristics of char manufactured from the mixture of dried sludge and coal under various carbonization conditions


Zefeng Ge, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Effect of CaO/Na2O and CaO/Fe2O3 ratios on slag structure at high temperatures under gasification conditions

Zongqing Bai, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Effect of calcium and potassium additives on the combustion properties of coal char from low-temperature pyrolysis 


Adam Smoliński, Central Mining Institute, Poland

Thermal conversion of coal and biomass in the process of steam co-gasification to hydrogen-rich gas

Main author: Zhicai Wang, Anhui University of Technology, China

Presenter: Jingchong Yan, Anhui University of Technology, China

Oxy-cracking of Xilinguole lignite in water medium into valuable products

12:15-12:30Tadeusz Dziok, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland Studies on the removal of mercury from Polish hard coals in the washing and dry deshaling processes

Yuxin Yan, School of Chemistry, Monash University, Australia

Characterisation of coal maceral concentrates separated from Victorian brown coal


Session 4a - Coal Pyrolisis and Gasification

Chairman: Alan Chaffee, Monash University, Australia

Session 4b - Coal Geology

Chairman: Rafał Panek, Lublin University of Technology, Poland


Keynote speaker: Atsushi Ikeda, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan

Proposal of the kinetic model for catalytic char gasification reaction induced by inherent iron

Keynote speaker: Clint Scott, US Geological Survey, USA

LA-ICP-MS analysis of Mercury and other Trace Metals in Pyrite from U.S. Illinois Basin Coals


Main author: Clement Mgano, North-West University (Potchefstroom campus), South Africa

Presenter: Hein WJP Neomagus, North-West University, South Africa

Evaluation of coal char gasification kinetics and pore development in high pressure steam and carbon dioxide

Marvin Moroeng, Department of Geology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Using geochemistry to support a fire-origin for the dominant inertinite macerals of a No. 4 Seam Upper Witbank coal, South Africa


Main author: Cheolyong Choi, Nagoya University, Japan

Presenter: Koyo Norinaga, Nagoya University, Japan

A detailed chemical kinetic modelling for reactions in a two-stage entrained flow coal gasifier

Leszek Malinowski, Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

Methods of optimizing an underground mining operation schedule in order to limit the generated waste using digital geological model

14:45-15:00Juliane Schaefer, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering (IEC), Germany Investigation of the high temperature agglomeration of various solid fuels in fluidized beds

Main author: Yang Li, Dalian University of Technology, China

Presenter: Yankun Xiong, Dalian University of Technology, China

A comprehensive insight into the aromatic ring structures of a low rank coal


Grzegorz Czerski, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Examination of effect of dry coal deshaling on gasification proces

Ayuba Danmangu Mangs, University of Johannesburg, Geology Department, Faculty of Science, South Africa

Petrographic composition of coal within the Benue Trough of Nigeria, West Africa


Jingchong Yan, Anhui University of Technology, China

Pyrolysis characteristics and kinetics of low-medium rank coals by distributed activation energy model (DAEM)

15:30-15:50Coffee break

Session 5a - Coke, Cal Tar, CCP

Chairman: Janusz Gołaś, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland

Session 5b - Coal & Circular Economy

Chairman: Tomasz Szczygielski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland


Keynote speaker: Keigo Nango, Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Japan

Development of novel isotropic carbon material for specialty carbon products using woody-biomass-based pitch

Keynote speaker: Tomasz Szczygielski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Towards zero waste coal via industrial symbiosis


Main author: Ru Wang, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

Presenter: Wenying Li, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

Hydrodeoxygenation of Dibenzofuran over  Bimetallic Ni-Fe/SBA-15 Catalyst

Orla Williams, University of Nottingham, Great Britain

Opportunities for Critical Raw Material Production from Biomass and Coal Waste Resources


George Thomas, University of Nottingham, Great Britain

Novel rheometric methodology for the study of coking coals and their blends using parallel plate and cup geometries

Mariusz Macherzyński, AGH University of Science and Technology

Study on mercury capture by pc-fired boiler fly ash – the typical 225MW Polish power plant boiler


Peng Lv, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

Effect of pore structure of ZSM-5 zeolite on performance of coal pyrolysis gaseous tar catalytic upgrading

Kerina Isaac, University of the Witwatersrand , South Africa

The Co-combustion Performance of High Ash South African Coal with Refuse Derived Waste


Haruo Kumagai, Hokkaido University, Japan

Improvements of thermoplastic properties of coal with additives by means of low temperature treatment

Discussion panel: Coal on the road to zero waste society?


Hammad Aziz, The University of Queensland, Australia

Influence of inertinite on the pore structure development

Discussion panel: Coal on the road to zero waste society?

19:30Gala Dinner
Wednesday, November 27th, 2019

Plenary session - Jacek Srokowski, JSW Innowacje S.A., Vice-President of the Management Board

Effective management of coal resources - extension of the product value chain in JSW Capital Group

10:00-10:30Coffee break

Session 6a - HELE & Gaseous and Liquid Chemicals and Biofuel

Chairman: Małgorzata Wiatros-Motyka, IEA Clean Coal Centre, Great Britain

Session 6b - Environmental Issue

Chairman: Mariusz Macherzyński, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland


Keynote speaker: Shiro Kajitani, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan

Experimental Verification of Improving Cold Gas Efficiency of a Two-Stage Entrained-Flow Gasifier by Promoting Steam Gasification

Keynote speaker: Takahiro Kato, Akita University, Japan

Removal of arsenic from spent denitration catalyst by carbon reduction


Christien Strydom, North-West University, South Africa

Pyrolysis of residues from tetralin solvent extraction of the float fractions from density separated South African coal fines

Hein WJP Neomagus, North-West University, South Africa
Influence of moisture on the resistivity of selected South African fly ashes


Lingxue Kong, Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Effect of Fe2O3 on ash fusibility and carbothermal reaction

Piotr Kunecki, Mineral and Energy Economy Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

SBPR-1: prototype measuring device for testing the solid sorbents efficiency for removal of gaseous Hg0

Main author: Umaru Musa, University of Nottingham, Federal University of Technology

Presenter: George Thomas, University of Nottingham, Great Britain
Influence of process variables on hydrothermal carbonisation of pine kraft lignin to produce

Kosuke Sakusabe, Akita University, Japan 

Mercury Forms in Fly Ash and FGD Gypsum Produced from Coal Power Plants


Kiyoshi Sakuragi, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan

Particle size distribution of carbonized biomass in the pulverized mixture of coal

Jiancheng Wang, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

Directional Synthesis and De-NOx Performance Regulation of Coal-fly-ash-based High-silica CHA-type Zeolite SSZ-13


Markus Reinmöller, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Germany

Formation and transformation of mineral phases in biomass ashes

Main author: Ayten Genc, Zonguldak Bulent Ecevit University, Turkey

Presenter: Semih Eryilmaz, Eren Energy Thermal Power Plant, Turkey

Determination of Sulfur Dioxide Removal Efficiency in FGD Units

12:00-12:30Closing ceremony
14:15City sightseeing
Thursday, November 28th, 2019
8:00Post Conference tours (extra charge)