Media Advisory: WVU to host US-China energy workshop December 3-4

November 20th, 2009

WHAT: 2009 US-China Coal Conversion and Carbon Management Workshop

WVU has been on the forefront of relations with China on the use of coal for liquid transportation fuels, having worked with the Shenhua Group on a study of its commercial scale direct coal liquefaction plant, the first-of-a-kind in the world. The research and the workshop are being conducted under Annex II to the Protocol on Cooperation in the Field of Fossil Energy Technology Development and Utilization between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China.

Hosted by: WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy and WVU US-China Energy Center

Supported by: U.S. Department of Energy Office of Sequestration, Hydrogen and Clean Coal Fuels. Sponsored by: Peabody Energy, as the Premier Corporate Sponsor; WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy

WHERE: WVU National Research Center for Coal and Energy
Assembly Room 101, Morgantown, W.Va. (Driving directions available at http://www.nrcce.wvu.edu/directions.cfm)

WHEN: Dec. 3, 8 am to 5 pm; Dec. 4, 8 am to 1 pm

WHO: Featured speakers include:
• Wu Guihui, China National Energy Administration Engineer General
• Curt Peterson, WVU Vice President for Research and Economic Development
• Ren Xiangkun, Director General for Shenhua R&D
• Fred Palmer, Vice President Peabody Energy
• Anthony Cugini, US DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory

And others from the private and public sectors in China and the U.S., full agenda available at www.nrcce.wvu.edu/cleanenergy/ . Select the “working agenda” link in the box on the right.

Topics include:
• Overviews of China’s various coal and carbon capture and storage programs
• Overviews of the U.S.’s various coal and carbon capture and storage programs
• Doing business in China
• Converting coal to liquids, chemicals, and gases
• Alternative energy programs

Simultaneous, conference-style interpretation for Mandarin/English and English/Mandarin will be available.

Full details at: www.nrcce.wvu.edu/cleanenergy

Contact: Trina Wafle (304) 293-2867 x. 5402
(304) 216-1610