Training courses and events supported by the ICSC

October 2019

  • ICSC staff will run the MEC14 conference in Vietnam

July 2019

  • Dr Andrew Minchener participated in the 9th International Symposium on Clean Coal Utilisation, which is being organised by Tsinghua University and will take place in Qiangdao, China, to be followed by review meetings with our two Chinese sponsors

June 2019

  • ICSC staff ran the CCT2019 Conference in Houston, Texas, USA
  • Mr Toby Lockwood lectured at the 7th International Sulcis CCS Summer School in Carbonia, Italy

April 2019

  • Dr Andrew Minchener and Mr Toby Lockwood met Mr Anthony Ku, Head of the China Energy National Institute for Clean Energy, at ICSC to discuss benchmarking of HELE coal power plant

March 2019

  • Dr Andrew Minchener and Ms Anne Carpenter organised and attended a CoalTech2051 project workshop in Katowice, Poland as part of the dissemination and knowledge transfer activities

February 2019

  • Dr Qian Zhu attended the 9th World PetroCoal Congress in New Delhi, India as part of her outreach work, where she gave presentations and made contact with key figures in the industry in India

December 2018

  • Dr Lesley Sloss ran a training course in Bogota, Columbia as part of her UNEP outreach project.
  • CoalTech2051 Workgroup Meeting in Brussels, Belgium attended by Ms Anne Carpenter.
  • Dr Andrew Minchener met with WCA staff to review issues of mutual interest
  • Dr Lesley Sloss attended the IEFA Energy Trilemma Meeting in Milan, Italy as part of her research.
  • Debo Adams attended COP24 and presented at Energy24 in Katowice, Poland
  • Dr Minchener took part in the UK-China CCUS cooperation meeting held at University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Andrew Minchener took part in the IEA Working Party on Fossil Fuels meeting, which was held in Paris, France

November 2018

  • Dr Qian Zhu attended the World Coal Association CCUS Forum as part of her outreach work. She met with the President and Secretary General of China National Coal Group and representatives from China Energy and others
  • Mr Toby Lockwood and Dr Andrew Minchener presented the ICSC contract report on CCUS retrofits in China to the CIAB in Paris.
  • Mr Toby Lockwood, Dr Andrew Minchener, Dr Lesley Sloss and Dr Qian Zhu attended the “Accelerating CCUS” summit and conference in Edinburgh to gain further knowledge. Toby then prepared an article that was published in Modern Power Systems.

October 2018

  • Ms Xing Zhang presented at the 35th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Xuzhuo, China
  • Dr Sloss attended the COP2 Minimata Convention in Geneva Switzerland as part of her UNEP work.
  • Toby Lockwood attended the IEAGHG GHGT-14 conference in Melbourne, Australia as part of a data gathering project on CCUS retrofits in China.
  • Dr Andrew Minchener and Ms Anne Carpenter attended a CoalTech 2051 workshop in Athens, Greece. They presented on coal R&D roadmaps in Japan and the USA as well as gathering research material for on-going reports and projects.

ICSC staff provide lectures on all aspects of clean coal technologies and policy development as part of training courses and education programmes.

Monitoring and controlling mercury emissions
In 2019, Dr Lesley Sloss ran a 3-day training course on monitoring and controlling mercury emissions from full-scale coal-fired power plants, for 20 delegates (geologists, students and utility operators). The course was at the request of the Colombian Geological Survey, on behalf of the Colombian Government. It included a site visit to apply this knowledge in real time at a full-scale plant in Paipa, Colombia.

Mercury control
For a short introduction to mercury control, the ICSC can provide a 2-3 hour training session on the use of the UN Environment “iPOG” – a computer model which can predict mercury emissions from basic coal and plant data and can also allow the user to identify appropriate, plant-specific, emission control options.

Bespoke training
The ICSC has the capacity to produce training courses on all aspects relating to the clean use of coal, with the contents being suited to the specific requirements of the delegates. Please get in touch for more details. Certification can be provided upon completion of these courses. For example, in 2014, Dr Lesley Sloss ran a 3-day course covering “The complete coal cycle” for 20 delegates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Regular lectures include:

Coal market trends and CCT to students of the International Energy Management MSc course of the University of Colorado, Denver. Paul Baruya and Toby Lockwood have been giving short lectures on the latest trends in international coal markets, prices and volumes. In addition, they’ve lectured on the latest developments in HELE coal technologies, deployment and future trends

Various aspects of carbon capture and storage (CCS) by Toby Lockwood to students at the International Sulcis CCS Summer School, which is hosted annually by Sotacarbo in Carbonia, Italy