IFC 2018

 3-8 June 2018 I 9th International Freiberg Conference in Berlin, Germany

 

IFC 2016

12-16 June 2016 I 8th International Freiberg Conference in Cologne, Germany

Successful conclusion of the 8th International Freiberg Conference in Cologne, Germany

Following the successful conclusion of the 2015 conference in Inner Mongolia, China, the International Freiberg Conference is once again back in Germany in 2016. From 12-16 June 2016, the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering (IEC, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany) presented in collaboration with the Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal (Poland) the 8th International Freiberg Conference in Cologne – a location situated near the heart of the Rhenish lignite mining region in Germany. In view of the social and political debates about the future of coal which are taking place in Germany and around the world, this year’s conference provided an exciting platform to intensively discuss issues linked to the challenges and opportunities for coal in the global energy economy. Moreover, taking advantage of the location, a special focus of the conference was on technical tours to modern plants/facilities located in the region.

This exciting event brought together over 200 experts, specialists and researchers from 20 countries for four days of intensive discussion about innovative coal value chains and the wide range of thermo-conversion issues linked to coal conversion and syngas production. We have a very strong European presence this year, especially from Germany with over 110 participants from science, industry and politics. The biggest group of international participants comes from China, followed by Poland, USA and Russia.

The 8th International Freiberg Conference is very honoured to have Mr. Garrelt Duin, Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry for the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia as its patron. The three plenary speakers namely Prof. Bernd Meyer (Institute director of IEC and Chairman of the Conference Organisation Committee), Mr. Garrelt Duin as well as Mr. Matthias Hartung (CEO Of RWE Generation SE and RWE Power AG) kicked off the conference with insightful presentations of R&D, political as well as industry perspectives relating to coal activities and utilisation in Germany, thus setting the stage for stimulating and interesting discussions for the rest of the conference period.

In addition to the scientific program which took place in Pullman Cologne Hotel, participants also had the opportunity to take part in technical tours to the Neurath Power Plant, Garzweiler Opencast Mine as well as the Niederaussem Power Plant and Coal Innovation Centre owned and operated by RWE. Additionally, they also had the chance to visit modern chemical complexes in the region such as INEOS, CHEMPARK Leverkusen as well as Lyondellbasell.

The conference organising committee would like to thank all participants, exhibitors, sponsors and supporters for their contribution to making the 2016 conference in Cologne, Germany, a success and a highly memorable event for everyone.

IFC 2016 – Programme

Statistic 2016

The 8th International Freiberg Conference was held at the Pullman Hotel in Cologne, Germany. With 114 oral presentations and 30 posters, the conference provided participants with the opportunity to engage in lively discussions and exchanges about the latest developments related to innovative coal value chains.  

Participating organisations include:

  • African Carbon Energy, South Africa
  • Air Liquide F&E GmbH, Germany
  • Advanced Liquid Fuel, Germany
  • BASF SE, Germany
  • CENER, Spain
  • Central Mining Institute, Poland
  • Cerematec, USA
  • Changzheng Engineering Co., Ltd, China
  • Chemieanalagenbau Chemnitz GmbH, Germany
  • China Datang Corporation Science and Technology Research Institute, China
  • China University of Mining and Technology, China
  • CHOREN Industrietechnik GmbH, Germany
  • CRIEPI, Japan
  • CSIRO Energy, Australia
  • Dalian University of Technology, China
  • DEBRIV, Germany
  • East China University of Science and Technology, China
  • Energy and Environment Research Center, University of North Dakota, USA
  • Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, The Netherlands
  • Ergo Exergy Technologies, Canada
  • FELUWA Pumpen GmbH, Germany
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Gas Technology Institute, USA 
  • German Aerospace Centre DLR, Germany
  • Haldor Topsoe A/S, Denmark
  • Henan Coal Gas (Group) Co., Ltd., China
  • Holland & Hausberger (Pty) Ltd., South Africa
  • IEA Clean Coal Center, UK
  • Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Poland
  • Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • IRR – Innovationsregion Rheinisches Revier GmbH, Germany
  • ISC Fraunhofer, Germany
  • Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • Italian Agency for New Technologies, Italy
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • Kazakhstan National University, Kazakhstan
  • KGHM Cuprum Ltd, Poland
  • Kurchatov Institute, Russia
  • Linde AG, Germany
  • Monash University, Australia
  • Mibrag, Germany
  • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
  • Outotec, Germany
  • RTI International, USA
  • RWE Power AG, Germany
  • Saint-Gobain High Performance Refractories, USA
  • SEDIN Engineering Co., Ltd., China
  • Silesian University of Technology, Poland
  • SINTEF Energy Research, Norway
  • Steinmüller Engineering GmbH, Germany
  • Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
  • Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China
  • Taiyuan University of Technology, China
  • Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG, Germany
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • TU Darmstadt, Germany
  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • University of Mines, Russia
  • University of Kentucky, USA
  • University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • S. DOE-National Energy Technology Laboratory, USA
  • Vattenfall Europe Mining AG, Germany
  • ….

IFC 2015

 7-11 June 2015 I 7th International Freiberg/Inner Mongolia Conference in Huhhot, China

Successful conclusion of the 7th International Freiberg Conference in Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, China

For the first time in its history, the International Freiberg Conference took place outside of Germany. From 7-11 June 2015, the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany) presented in collaboration with Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd. the 7th International Freiberg/Inner Mongolia Conference in Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, China – the world’s centre of CtL activities.

This exciting event brought together 160 experts, specialists and researchers from 15 countries for four days of intensive discussion about the wide range of thermo-conversion issues linked to coal conversion and syngas production. A special focus of the event was the development of CtL technologies in China. Participants had the opportunity to obtain first-hand experience of the rapid and large-scale CtL developments in China through technical tours to the Yitai Dalu Coal-to-Liquids Plant and the coal-to-chemicals gasification site owned by the Inner Mongolia Rongxin Chemical Industry. The conference organising committee would like to thank all conference participants, exhibitors, sponsors and supporters for their contribution to making the 2015 event in Huhhot, Inner Mongolia, China a success. The conference presentations and selected pictures are now online on our conference website.

IFC 2015 – Programme

 Statistics 2015

The IFC 2015 was held at the Shangri-La Huhhot Hotel in Inner Mongolia, China. With about 80 oral presentations and 13 posters, the conference provided participants with the opportunity to engage in lively discussions and exchanges about the latest developments related to coal conversion and syngas production, and the chance to obtain an overview about the global status of CtL technologies.

Participating organisations include:

  • African Carbon Energy, South Africa
  • Air Liquide Research & Development GmbH, Germany
  • BASF SE, Germany
  • Changzheng Engineering Co., Ltd., China
  • CSIRO Energy Flagship, Australia
  • Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction, South Korea
  • East China University of Science and Technology, China
  • Energy & Environmental Research Center, USA
  • Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark
  • IEA Clean Coal Centre, United Kingdom
  • Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Poland
  • Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Taiwan
  • KRB Technology, USA
  • RTI International, USA
  • RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Saint-Gobain High Performance Refractories, USA
  • Shell (China) Projects & Technology, Ltd., China
  • Siemens Limited China, China
  • Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China
  • The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • ThyssenKrupp (China) Ltd.
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • University of Chemistry and Technology, Czech Republic
  • S. Department of Energy, USA
  • ZEMAG Mindac Machinery Equipment, China

IFC 2014

19-23 May 2014 I 6th International Freiberg Conference in Dresden Radebeul, Germany

6th International Freiberg Conference in Dresden Radebeul, Germany

The 6th International Freiberg Conference took place from 19-23 May 2014 in the beautiful city of Dresden Radebeul in Saxony, Germany. This event was organised by the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering (TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany) together with the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia).

This exciting event brought together 260 participants, of which 120 were international participants from 21 countries (the majority came from China, USA and Poland). This made the 6th IFC the largest non-Chinese conference focusing on non-energetic utilisation of fossil energy resources. Programme highlights included sessions discussing policies and framework conditions for coal utilisation in different countries as well as a dedicated session focusing on new trends and long-term perspective of gasification technologies by industry representatives.

In addition to interesting social events which provided participants with the valuable opportunity to engage in informal exchanges and networking, the conference also included technical tours to the Schwarze Pumpe Power Plant and Oxyfuel Pilot Plant, Linda Steam Reformer and Air Separation Unit at Leuna, the IGCC Power Plant in Vřesová as well as the diverse pilot plants and laboratory facilities situated at the Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering in Freiberg, Germany.

IFC 2014 – Programme

Participating organisations include:

  • African Carbon Energy, South Africa
  • Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions / Lurgi GmbH, Germany
  • ALSTOM Power Energy Recovery GmbH, Germany
  • BASF SE, Germany
  • Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • Central Mining Institute, Poland
  • Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan
  • Changzheng Engineering Co., Ltd., China
  • Chemieanalagenbau Chemnitz GmbH, Germany
  • Choren Industrietechnik GmbH, Germany
  • CSIRO Energy Technology, Australia
  • Dalian University of Technology, China
  • Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., South Korea
  • ENEA, Italy
  • Energy and Environmental Research Center, USA
  • Envirotherm GmbH, Germany
  • FELUWA Pumpen GmbH, Germany
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany
  • Fraunhofer ISC / ICT / UMSICHT, Germany
  • Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark
  • IEA Clean Coal Centre, United Kingdom
  • International Energy Agency, France
  • Institute for Chemical Processing of Coal, Poland
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
  • KBR, Inc., USA
  • KTH – Chemical Technology, Sweden
  • Lignite Energy Council, USA
  • Linde AG, Germany
  • MIBRAG Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH, Germany
  • North-West University, South Africa
  • Plasmotechnics, Kazakhstan
  • RWE Power, Germany
  • Rubotherm GmbH, Germany
  • Siemens Fuel Gasification Technology GmbH & CO. KG, Germany
  • Sotacarbo S.p.A, Italy
  • Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China
  • The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Tsinghua University, China
  • TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • Yeungnam University, South Korea
  • ZEMAG Clean Energy Technology GmbH, Germany

IFC 2012

21-24 May 2012 I 5th International Freiberg Conference in Leipzig, Germany

We look back to another interesting International Freiberg Conference representing a good mixture of commercial issues and solid science.

The IEC – Department of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering at Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg presented in collaboration with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (USA) the 5th International Freiberg Conference on IGCC & XtL Technologies – IFC2010 in Leipzig/Saxony, Germany from 21 to 24 May 2012.

The IFC2012 has been finished successfully. About 270 attendees from 20 countries all over the world participated the conference and spent three days at IFC20122 exchanging information about the latest developments in the field of IGCC and XtL technologies. The conference presentations and some impressions will be online in July 2012.

IFC 2012 – Programme

Statistics 2012

The IFC2012 was held on 21 – 24 May 2012 at the penta Hotel Leipzig, Germany. About 270 engineers and scientists from 20 countries participated the IFC2012. With almost 80 presentations and about 20 poster presentations we look back at a broad variety of topics, interesting discussions, a lively exchange of information about the latest developments and networking between the attendees.

The colloquium in honor to the 60th anniversary of the first BHT coke discharge was another highlight during the conference.

IFC 2010

3-6 May 2010 I 4th International Freiberg Conference in Leipzig, Germany

The IFC2010 has been finished successfully. About 250 attendees from 24 countries all over the world participated the conference and spent three days at IFC20120 exchanging information about the latest developments in the field of IGCC and XtL technologies.

IFC 2010 – Programme

Statistics 2010

 The IFC2010 was held on 3 – 5 May 2010 at the Hilton Hotel Dresden, Germany. About 250 engineers and scientists from 24 countries participated the IFC2010. With about 75 presentations and almost 25 poster presentations we look back at a broad variety of topics, interesting discussions, a lively exchange of information about the latest developments and networking between the attendees.

Who attended?

A partial list of IFC2010 conference attendees includes:

Training Course Gasification 18-21 October 2010

This compact course is designed to implement a deeper knowledge about scientific fundamentals, processes and technologies of gasification, syngas generation and IGCC powerplant technology. Essential commercial scaled gasification technologies are presented in detail.

This compact course is intended for engineers involved in the power generation, refining, and plant engineering, new power plant technologies, energy supply and waste disposal.

More information: Institute of Energy Process Engineering and Chemical Engineering – EVT, TU Bergakademie Freiberg.