Jackson to host international coal conference


LARAMIE (AP) – International energy experts will gather in Jackson this fall to explore new opportunities for coal, through carbon engineering and carbon dioxide utilization and storage.

The fifth International Advanced Coal Technologies Conference is set for Oct. 6-7.

The event is hosted by the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources, Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, and the University of Queensland, in conjunction with a Chinese energy resources and chemical engineering institute.

The first such international conference took place in Brisbane, Australia, in 2008. Subsequent conferences have taken place in Laramie, China and again in Brisbane.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is among those scheduled to speak at this year’s conference.

Sessions will include presentations on government regulatory and policy actions affecting coal and the global industrial outlook.