Mapping Opportunities, Issues & Future Direction of Coal Conversion Sector Amidst Uncertainties: Experts Share at Strategic 6thCTLtec in Beijing

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6th CTLtec, which will be held on March 3-4 in Beijing, China, is part of Asia's largest coal-to-liquids forum series, CTLtec Asia. The conference will provide a realistic view of the entire coal to liquids value chain and put current developments in coal to chemicals and coal polygeneration in context of latest developments in China, India, Australia and the rest of Asia Pacific. Participating organisations include Shenhua Coal to Liquid Chemical Co. Ltd, Sasol, Synfuels China, ConocoPhillips, Dow Asia Pacific, Haldor Topsoe, Sud Chemie, Lurgi GmbH, International Finance Corporation and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation.

Projects to develop synthetic fuels and chemicals from coal have been slowing down, in light of the global economic slowdown and unstable oil prices. Despite uncertainties, there are opportunities for the sector in growth regions like India, Australia, & China. In January 2009, China's Shenhua Group's announced that they had begun trial operations at their 10 billion Yuan Coal-to-Liquids plant in Inner Mongolia, which can produce over 1 million tons of coal-derived fuel annually at full capacity.

However, the near future will mark the maturation of the industry, as critical issues will need to be resolved before widespread commercialisation of the process. In fact, industry leaders, including Shenhua, are now strategising to diversify existing coal conversion projects to stay ahead of volatile times; an exiting industry trend that will be explored by the upcoming 6th CTLtec Asia conference.

6th CTLtec, which will be held on March 3-4 in Beijing, China, is part of Asia's largest coal-to-liquids forum series, CTLtec Asia.

The conference will provide a realistic view of the entire coal to liquids value chain and put current developments in coal to chemicals and coal polygeneration in context.

And for the first time, the CTLtec Asia series is organising this 6th CTLtec Asia meet to be followed by the CO2 Capture, Sequestration & Utilization forum. The back to back forums will provide a comprehensive look at the Coal Conversion sector while dissecting latest innovations and issues in CO2 management for this heavy emissions industry.

6th CTLtec Asia will also provide specific insights on other key areas of the entire Coal-to-Liquids value chain including:

  • Coal Conversion in Asia- Project Feasibility and Potential
  • Financing Criteria and Options
  • Feedstock Economics - Oil vs. Gas vs. Coal
  • Technical Reviews of pilot projects
  • Life Cycle Analysis and Environmental Challenges
  • Regional Projects and Production Outlook for Coal-based Chemicals (Methanol, Olefins, DME, etc)
  • Updates of Gasification Technologies
  • Cross Analysis of Coal Liquefaction Technologies and Processes…
  • Plus many more.

Speaking on these issues are an authoritative panel featuring key decision makers from top players in the coal conversion sector including Shenhua Coal to Liquid Chemical Co. Ltd, Sasol, Synfuels China, ConocoPhillips, Dow Asia Pacific, Haldor Topsoe, Sud Chemie, Lurgi GmbH, International Finance Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and many others.

The profile of participants at 6th CTLtec Asia include Presidents, CEOs, VPs, Directors and other key decisions makers involved in Coal, Coal-to-Liquids, Coal Gasification & Liquefaction, Refinery Industrial Gas, Petrochemicals, Methanol, Olefins, Catalysts, EPC, Power & Utilities, Lubricant Companies, Gas Separation and Equipment & Technology industries.

Those keen to participate as delegates, media partners, speakers, exhibitors and / or sponsors at the CTLtec Asia and CO2 Capture & Storage forums, please submit registrations, enquiries and proposals to Ms. Nadia Albahar, Marketing Manager at +65 6346 9114.

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