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40th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference slated for Istanbul, Turkey

News | May 24, 2023 | By:

The 40th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference (PCC) will be held on October 4-6, 2023, at the TÜYAP Exhibition and convention center, Istanbul, Turkey. The submission deadline for abstracts is May 31, 2023.

The PCC is the “premier” annual event focusing on all aspects of coal, energy, and the environment. It is a unique forum for in-depth exchange of technical information and policy issues among all participants from industry, academia and governments throughout the world.

This year’s conference theme is technology innovation and solutions for clean energy surrounding the continued clean coal utilization for supporting the future clean energy market. Program topics include Gasification Technologies, Clean Coal Demonstration and Commercial Projects, Combustion Technologies, Clean Coal and Gas to Fuels, Carbon Management, Value-Added Products from Coal Nano-Carbons, Energy Storage, Clean Hydrogen, Coal Bed Methane and Shale Gas Geology, and Power Plants.

Coal remains one of the main components in the world’s primary energy mix (oil, natural gas, coal, hydroelectric, renewables, and nuclear). The BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2022 (71st edition) reveals that “Coal prices rose dramatically in 2021, with European coal prices averaging $121/ton and the Asian market price averaging $145/ton, which is the highest since 2008. Also, coal consumption grew over 6% to 160 EJ (Exajoule), slightly above 2019 levels and its highest level since 2014.

China and India accounted for over 70% of the growth in coal demand in 2021, increasing by 3.7 and 2.7 EJ, respectively. The global production matched consumption with an increase in supply of 440 ton. China and India accounted for much of the increase in production, which was largely consumed domestically, as well as Indonesia, supporting higher exports. Notably, both Europe and North America showed an increase in coal consumption in 2021 after nearly 10 years of back-to-back declines. Nonetheless, with innovative research, coal will remain the most concentrated form of prehistoric biomass and the most abundant fossil fuel in the U.S., China, and India.. More information can be found at:

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