Energy Center - CCTR


CCTR Briefing:  Future CCTR Activities Planning Session, December 13, 2011

In lieu of its regular meeting, CCTR held a briefing for the CCTR Advisory Panel members on Tuesday, December 13, starting at 9:00 AM, at 1 N Capitol (Conference Room #101), Indianapolis.  The briefing served as a planning session for future CCTR activities.

At the briefing, Dr. Steve Son (Purdue) presented a plan for expanding the Zucrow Labs to include the ability to analyze the emission and energy outputs from various gasification feedstocks.

Marty Irwin gave a general overview of energy issues confronting the State of Indiana and an update of the various energy projects that are in development across the state.

If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Marty Irwin at 317-232-8970 -

Coal, Steel, and the Industrial Economy: A Briefing, December 11-12, 2008

U.S. produced coal supplies 49% of the basic energy needs for the nation's total electricity demand, providing secure, sustainable, and cheap supplies for the U.S. economy. In Indiana coal supplies 95% of the energy needs to fuel the state's electric power generators. Without coal the economy of the nation and state would collapse. As we look towards diversifying power generation technologies and the sources of basic energy supplies the dependence on coal will be staying with us for many decades yet to come, until alternative, appropriate, safe designs are operational. How to promote therefore the use of clean coal technologies in coming years is of importance to us all and this was the reason for the December 11-12 Coal Briefing at Purdue Calumet, to face up to and address this challenge, so maintaining and strengthening America's industrial economy.
Click here for Presentations from this meeting

Clean Coal for Transportation Fuels Workshop, December 2, 2005

In conjunction with the Energy Center at Purdue, a workshop was held on this subject on December 2, 2005, at Purdue University. The following presentations were made at this workshop.

  1. "Air Pollution Implications of Coal Based Gas-To-Liquid Transportation Fuels," Evan J. Ringquist, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University

  2. "The 2005 Energy Policy Act Illinois Basin Coal Indiana Perspective," Marty W. Irwin, Director, Center for Coal Technology Research, Purdue University

  3. "Clean Coal Gasification, FT Process Design and Implementation," Michael E. Reed, Systems Analyst, Office of Systems, Analyses, and Planning, Office of Fossil Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory

  4. "Clean Coal and Co-Production Potential," Tom Lynch, Chief Engineer - Gasification, ConocoPhillips

  5. "OSD Clean Fuel Initiative and the Air Force," Theodore K. Barna, Assistant Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Advanced Systems and Concepts

The CCTR Launching Workshop, August 18, 2004

The first workshop took place August 18, 2004, in Indianapolis. The objective of this workshop was to have an open platform discussion, among all coal stakeholders form around the state (government departments, public interest groups, companies, academia institutions) to obtain a consensus on the priorities in developing new technologies that can use Indiana coal in an environmentally and economically sound manner. Resulting from the break-out considered most beneficial to Indiana. In the opening session of the workshop two commissioned background papers were presented, one by the Indiana Geological Survey and another by the CCTR. These two papers ("Characterization of Indiana's Coal Resource...", and "Expanding The Utilization of Indiana Coals") are available below:

  1. "Expanding the Utilization of Indiana Coals"

  2. "Characterization of Indiana's Coal Resource: Availability of the Resources, Physical and Chemical Properties of the Coal, and the Present and Potential Uses"

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Upcoming Meeting:
24 July 2012
Purdue University, West Lafayette


Marty W. Irwin, Director
Phone:  765.494.7414 or 317.232.8970

Steven F. Son, Associate Director
Phone:  765.494.8208

Indiana Center for Coal Technology Research
Energy Center at Discovery Park
Purdue University
203 S Martin Jischke Drive
West Lafayette IN 47907-1971 USA
Phone: 765.494.7037 (leave message, please)
Fax: 765.494.6298