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Clean Utilization of Coal

International development and deployment of technologies to safely capture and store carbon dioxide from power plants will be key to meeting climate goals.  During the workshop on Clean Utilization of Coal, investigators from the McDonnell Academy partner institutions and Washington University will join special guests to discuss advanced technologies and recent findings relating to carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS).  Sessions will provide a summary of the coal research programs supported by the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization.

All sessions occur on the Danforth Campus in Whitaker Hall Auditorium unless otherwise indicated. Schedule and details are subject to changePlease check back often for updates.

October 19, 2014 – Transportation Schedule
Parking, Directions & Maps – Danforth Campus & Chase Park Plaza Hotel

For questions regarding the Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization workshop, please contact the CCCU staff.


Event Description




Available for all Energy & Environment and Food & Water workshop participants from 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Atrium, Whitaker Hall
Atrium, Whitaker Hall

Plenary Lectures

Introduction & Moderator

Richard Axelbaum, Director, CCCU
Washington University in St. Louis


Jeff Phillips
Senior Manager, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

“The Need for Continued Research & Development of Coal Power”

Chris Greig
Director, The University of Queensland Energy Initiative

“Fracking – The Answer to Climate Change or a Major Setback to CCUS?”




Session One: Capture of Carbon Dioxide and Mercury

A.K. Suresh (10:15)
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
“Overview of absorptive technologies for carbon capture with special reference to the iron and steel sector”

Richard Axelbaum (10:35)
Washington University in St. Louis
“Advanced oxyfuel combustion concepts for CO2 capture”

Shuiqing Li (10:55)
Tsinghua University
“Challenges in pulverized coal combustions: oxyfuel and low-rank fuel”

Subhodeep Banerjee (11:15)
Washington University in St. Louis
“Process and reactor level simulations of coal-direct chemical looping combustion”

Pratim Biswas (11:35)
Washington University in St. Louis
“Evaluation of mercury and other heavy metals (fine particles) capture methodologies in coal combustion systems”



Whitaker Hall Atrium
Whitaker Hall Atrium

Session Two: Geologic Sequestration of CO2

Ramesh Agarwal (1:00)
Washington University in St. Louis
“Numerical modeling and simulation of CO2 sequestration in saline aquifers”

Daniel Giammar (1:20)
Washington University in St. Louis
“Coupled geochemical and transport processes in geologic carbon sequestration”

Catherine Peters (1:40)
Princeton University
“CO2 Storage Permanence in Geologic Carbon Sequestration”

Sophia Hayes (2:00)
Washington University in St. Louis
“Solid-state 13C nuclear magnetic resonance studies of CO2 capture and sequestration materials”

Young-Shin Jun (2:20)
Washington University in St. Louis
“Understanding and controlling chemical reactions and dynamics for safer carbon dioxide sequestration by mesoscale engineering approaches”


Tour of Advanced Coal & Energy Research Facility (ACERF)


Networking Reception & Dinner

Chase Park Plaza Hotel - Zodiac & Starlight Rooms
Chase Park Plaza Hotel - Zodiac & Starlight Rooms