The Conference (PCC) will be held virtually September 19-22, 2022.
The PCC is the “premier” annual event focusing on all aspects of coal, energy, environment, and sustainable
development. It provides a unique forum for the in-depth exchange of technical information and policy issues among
all participants from industry, government, and academia throughout the world. Coal remains one of the main
components in the worldwide primary energy mix (oil, natural gas, coal, hydroelectric, renewables, and nuclear).
Coal is used in many important applications, including power generation, and production of many value-added
products, (e.g., chemicals, nanocarbon, construction materials, etc.). In 2020, about 7.6 billion tons of coal were
produced worldwide (https://www.iea.org/reports/coal-information-overview). However, the economic impact of
the Covid-19 pandemic, combined with widespread policies aimed at reducing the carbon intensity of power
generation, lowered global coal consumption. The economics and the speed of recovery from this pandemic will
determine the size of the decline in global coal utilization in 2022 and beyond. Nonetheless, with innovative
research, coal will remain the most concentrated form of prehistoric biomass and the most abundant fossil fuel in
the US and China.
For more information: https://www.engineeringx.pitt.edu/PCC/