The 8th International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies

Coal is the world’s primary source of electricity and is projected to remain so for decades to come, with growth strongly driven by the need to improve electricity access and meet energy demand in the developing world. However, growing concerns over the environmental impact of fossil fuel combustion present an equally pressing need for this valuable energy resource to be exploited as cleanly and efficiently as possible.

CCT2017 provided a leading international forum for the discussion of clean coal technologies, including:

  • high efficiency, low emissions plant
  • developments in carbon capture
  • SOx, NOx, mercury, and particulate controls
  • low rank coal utilisation
  • policy and financing
  • social acceptance
  • gasification, IGCC and IGFC
  • underground coal gasification and coal-bed methane
  • high-temperature materials
  • advanced power cycles such as supercritical CO2 turbines
  • coal to chemicals
  • efficiency upgrading technologies
  • fluidised bed combustion
  • biomass cofiring and co-gasification
  • coal characterisation and blending

Select papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Fuel. 

Map of conference events

The 3 days of technical sessions and keynotes took place at the T Hotel Cagliari  from 9 -11 May 2017.

The panel session programme included a centrepiece panel session 'The Energy Trilemma', which had expert speakers from outside the coal sector discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the whole energy industry.

The event included a wonderful gala dinner at the medieval Convento San Giuseppe .

On Friday 12th May, a technical visit was arranged. The visit included Sotacarbo's research facility, the nearby museum on the history of coal mining in the region, and Enel's 350 MW CFB power plant at Portovesme. 

Convento Palazzo di Candia  







Sulcis  Serbariu 








Registration rates: 

 The welcome reception and conference dinner are included in the registration fee.

  Before 20 March  After 20 March 
Delegate (incl. presenters)   £600  £700 
Student   £400   £500 

Conference room




The presentation slides for CCT2017 may now be downloaded from the Programme page. Thank you to everyone who attended for being part of this great event! 



Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

  • VGB PowerTech

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