Conference: Impacts of Fuel Quality on Power Production

26th - 31st October 2014
Utah, US

Interchange, dialogue, experiences and results among those who deal with the many opportunities afforded by fuel quality.


The conference is being organized by the following individuals

  • Chair: Stan Harding (NS Harding & Associates Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)
  • Flemming Frandsen (Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark)
  • Raj Gupta (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)
  • Mikko Hupa (Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland)
  • Jörg Maier (University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany)
  • Christian Mueller (Clyde Bergemann, Wesel, Germany)
  • Yoshihiko Ninomiya (Chubu University, Aichi, Japan)
  • David Tillman (formerly Detroit Edison Monroe, Michigan, USA)
  • Terry Wall (The University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia)
  • Fraser Wigley (Imperial College London, London, UK)
  • Franz Winter (Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, Austria)

Content Description

Solutions to the significant fuel-quality challenges facing power producers utilizing current power technologies such as fluidized bed, sub-critical boilers, incineration as well as newer technologies such as IGCC, PFBC, super- and ultrasuper-critical boilers, oxy-fuel systems, etc.

These challenges include fuel preparation and blending, slagging, fouling, corrosion, sooting, ash disposal, catalyst poisoning, availability and capacity increases, and improved sensors and controls. The conference emphasizes end-results and application of fundamental information to minimize fuel quality impacts in power production. The conference will focus on traditional fuels, particularly traded coals, low grade and low rank coals and opportunity fuels such as biomass, tires, black liquor, waste sludge and pet coke. Fundamental studies, pilot-scale investigations, full-scale evaluations and computer simulation papers are encouraged.

Sessions for the conference will include, but are not limited to:

  • Fuel Characterization
  • Fuel Preparation and Upgrading
  • Alternate Fuel/Coal Blending
  • Combustion Performance
  • Deposition Formation and Control
  • Corrosion
  • Gaseous/Particulate Emissions
  • Diagnostics, Sensors, and Controls

Conference Format

The format for this conference will follow past conference tradition, that is, morning and evening sessions in which major presentations are made and time during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings and informal discussions. The format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue; all participants are encouraged to contribute actively to the discussions.

Participant Information

Admission to the conference is restricted to registered participants. The conference fee includes registration, publication, meals, taxes and gratuities from reception on Sunday evening through lunch on Friday.

Tentative fees

  • Participant: $850
  • Bona fide graduate student: $700
  • Participant Guest (meals and entertainment): $700

Contact Address

NS Harding & Associates
Stan Harding
1019 East Eaglewood Drive
North Salt Lake
Utah 84054, USA
Tel.: +1 (801) 294-5030
Fax: +1 (801) 294-5030