2015 U.S.-China Clean Coal Industry Forum (CCIF)


The conference examined technical and commercial progress toward the cleaner use of coal, including carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS); conversion technologies; and efficient power generation and emissions control technologies. Opportunities for joint research, technology development and commercial collaboration were highlighted through a series of plenary and panel discussions.



8:00 – 9:00 am
Keynote Addresses

Moderator: Samuel Tam, China Chief Representative, U.S. Department of Energy

•The Honorable Steve Bullock, Governor, State of Montana

• The Honorable Max Baucus, U.S. Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China

• The Honorable Christopher A. Smith, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy

• Vice Administrator, Mr. Shi Yubo, National Energy Administration, People’s Republic of China


9:00 – 9:45 am

State & Provincial Perspectives

•The Honorable Steve Bullock, Governor, State of Montana

•The Honorable Matthew Mead, Governor, State of Wyoming

• Written Address (TBD) of Wang Bo, Vice Chairman of the Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China


10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Assuring Clean, Affordable, and Reliable Power in a Dynamic Environment, and Expanding Commercial Opportunities


10:30 – 11:30 am

Promoting an “All-of-the-Above” Resource Strategy

Moderator: Liu Wenge, Vice president, China Coal Information Institute

•The Honorable David Mohler, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management, Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (English)

•The Honorable Jonathan Pershing, Principal Deputy Director, Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis, U.S. Department of Energy (English)

• Li Haofeng, Vice Director General, Coal Department of National Energy Administration, People’s Republic of China (English)  (Chinese)

• He Youguo, President, China Coal Information Institute (English)  (Chinese


11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Energy and Utility Executives’ Perspectives

Moderator: Dan E. Cole, Vice President, Commercial Development and Governmental Relations, Denbury

•Kerry Bowers, President & CEO, Southern Generation Technology, a subsidiary of Southern Company (English

•Christopher J. Hagedorn, Group Executive and Chief Development Officer, Peabody Energy’s Global Development and Strategy Group (English)

•Wang Pingang, Vice General Manager, Shenhua Group (English)  (Chinese)

•Yang Lieke, Vice General Manager, China National Coal Group Corp. (English)  (Chinese)


12:30 - 1:45 pm Lunch

Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Dr. S. Julio Friedmann, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fossil Energy, U.S. Department of Energy (English)


1:45 –6:15 pm

Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Strategies


1:45 –3:45 pm

Technology Policy, Regulation, and Economics

Moderator: Lu Bing, General Manager of International Cooperation Department, Shenhua Group

•Lisa Polak Edgar, President, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and Commissioner, Florida Public Service Commission (English)

•Dr. Grace M. Bochenek, Director, National Energy Technology Laboratory (English)

• Jim Wood, US-China Clean Energy Research Center – Advanced Coal Technology Consortium, West Virginia University (English)

• Chen Wenhua, Vice Chief Engineer of Zhejiang Tiandi Environmental Protection Engineering Co.,LTD, Zhejiang Provincial Energy Group Company LTD.

• Fang Gang, Executive Director of the Board & General Manager of Shaanxi Coal and Chemical Industry New Energy Group Co., Ltd (English)  (Chinese)

• Wu Jianguang, Vice General Manager, China United Coalbed Methane Co., Ltd. (English)  (Chinese)


4:15 – 6:15 pm

Pathways to a Sustainable Clean Coal Industry

Moderator: Robert Gee, President, Gee Strategies Group, LLC

•Vann Bush, Managing Director, Energy Supply and Conversion, Gas Technology Institute (English)

•Will Latta, Chairman & CEO, LP Amina (English) (Chinese)

•E. Bartow Jones, Partner, Riverstone Holdings (English)

•Du Xinjiang, Vice General Manager, Jincheng Anthracite Mining Group (English)  (Chinese)

•Feng Zhiwu, Vice Chief Engineer, Yangquan Coal Industry (Group) Co., LTD (English & Chinese)

•Liang Daming, Vice President, Beijing Research Institute of Coal Chemistry of China Coal Research Institute, China Coal Technology & Engineering Group (English & Chinese)


6:15 – 7:00 pm Poster Session



9:00 – 11:00 am Parallel Sessions


CCUS Projects

Moderator: Dr. Mark Northam, Director of the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming

•Paul Sukut, CEO & General Manager, Basin Electric Power Cooperative (English)

•Paul Woods, Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Algenol (English)

•Zewei Yu, Manager of International Affairs, Senior Advisor CCS Initiatives, SaskPower (English & Chinese)

•Yang Siyu, Chief Engineer, EOR Division, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, CNPC (English & Chinese)

•Wang Mingfeng, Vice Director, Hydrocarbon High-efficiency Utilization Technology Research Center Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group Co.,Ltd (English)  (Chinese)

•Cui Yongbin, Vice Chief Engineer, Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd. (English


Clean Coal & CO2 Mitigation

Moderator: Ji Qinglei, Vice Director, Coal Department of National Energy Administration, People’s Republic of China

•Gregory Ridderbusch, Senior Vice President, Business Development & Strategy, Great River Energy (English) (Chinese)

•Lee Spangler, Director, Big Sky Carbon Sequestration Partnership and Zero Emissions Research and Technology Center (English)

•Jason Crew, Chief Executive Officer, Summit Energy

•Ning Ning, Vice President, Langfang Branch, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, CNPC (English & Chinese)

•Lan Zhihuai, Chairman of Board, Sichuan DKT Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (English)  (Chinese)

•Ren Xiangkun, Vice President, Beijing Sanju Environmental Protection and New Material Co., Ltd (English & Chinese)