The 8th International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies

Coal is the world’s primary source of electricity and is projected to remain so for decades to come, with growth strongly driven by the need to improve electricity access and meet energy demand in the developing world. However, growing concerns over the environmental impact of fossil fuel combustion present an equally pressing need for this valuable energy resource to be exploited as cleanly and efficiently as possible.

CCT2017 will provide a leading international forum for the showcasing and discussion of clean coal technologies, including:

  • high efficiency, low emissions plant
  • developments in carbon capture
  • SOx, NOx, mercury, and particulate controls
  • low rank coal utilisation
  • policy and financing
  • social acceptance
  • gasification, IGCC and IGFC
  • underground coal gasification and coal-bed methane
  • high-temperature materials
  • advanced power cycles such as supercritical CO2 turbines
  • coal to chemicals
  • efficiency upgrading technologies
  • fluidised bed combustion
  • biomass cofiring and co-gasification
  • coal characterisation and blending

Select papers will be published in a special issue of the journal Fuel. 

Following a welcome reception at the beautiful Palazzo de Candia on Monday 8 May, three days of technical sessions and keynotes will take place from 9-11 May.

The event will include a gala dinner at the medieval Convento San Giuseppe on Wednesday 10 May, and on Friday 12th May, a technical visit is available to a limited number of delegates (first come, first served). This visit will include Sotacarbo's research facility, the nearby museum on the history of coal mining in the region, and Enel's 350 MW CFB power plant at Portovesme. A coach will depart from the T Hotel and return to Cagliari via the airport, before 17.00. Lunch is included.

Convento Palazzo di Candia  







Sulcis  Serbariu 








Registration rates: 

Please purchase tickets through the 'Attend' page of this website. Students should email a scan of student ID to to activate the student discount. The welcome reception and conference dinner are included in the registration fee, but additional tickets can be purchased for any guests attending the dinner only.

  Before 20 March  After 20 March 
Delegate (incl. presenters)   £600  £700 
Student   £400   £500 

Conference room


Event timetable:

Call for abstracts - 7 Sep 2016

Abstract submission deadline - 15 Dec 2016

Abstract acceptance - 10 Jan 2017

Registration opens - 16 Jan 2017

Early bird registration ends - 20 Mar 2017

Paper submission deadline - 1 May 2017





Don't leave it too late! The deadline for booking your room at T Hotel at special rate is 1 April!

Log into your account and go to the 'Attend' page to book your ticket, places are filling up quickly!



Gold Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

  • VGB PowerTech

Latest Updates

Prof. Makino of the Japan Coal Energy Centre (JCOAL) confirmed as a keynote speaker
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Provisional programme now available
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CCT2017 registration now open
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