Make new business contacts, discuss industry trends, share ideas and problem solve, while still allowing some time for fun!
Coal Prep Golf Outing
Monday, April 30
Marriott's Griffin Gate Resort
Cost: $130 per person.
Registration includes green fees (two people per cart), prizes and lunch.
Join us on Monday, April 30 for a fun networking event on the golf course! Invite your most important clients and colleagues. Enjoy an unhurried and relaxing environment to bond with your peers! Located at the luxurious Griffin Gate Resort in the heart of Kentucky bluegrass horse country. This course was designed by Rees Jones and features over 100 sand traps to challenge your game.
To sign up, fill out this Golf Registration form, or log-in to your attendee registration dashboard and add the golf option. Have your Registration User ID and Password handy.
Keynote Address: Electric Utility Fuel Procurement for the Future: What Role Will Coal Play?
Tuesday, May 1, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Presenter: Kimberly Chilcote, Manager Coal Procurement, American Electric Power
Coal fired generation has historically been an inexpensive source for power generation however, this situation will most likely change in the future. To comply with recent EPA rules companies will have to make decisions to install expensive pollution control equipment or where economically infeasible to close plants. Many companies long term plans included the equipment upgrades and plant closures but the recent rules have compressed the time line for enacting the plan. Furthermore, the role of natural gas as a long term reliable low cost supply has increased with the discovery and exploration of shale gas. All of the above will likely impact the role of coal will play in the future of power generation.
Tuesday, May 1, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Get exciting new ideas from top authorities - and discuss them with your peers - on a range of vital subject areas. Topics will be organized by table so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs. Included in the Platinum, 3-Day, and One-Day (Tuesday) registration options or purchased separately.
• Float/Sink Testing- Richard Whitt, TraDet
• Refuse Disposal- Dan Yanchak, CONSOL Energy
• Research and Development - Rick Honaker, University of Kentucky
• Weighing and Sampling – Stephen Smith, National Weighing and Sampling Association
• Fine Coal Dewatering – Wally Schultz, Decanter Machine
• Sieves and Screens – Marvin Woodie, Conn-Weld
• Optimization/Global Coal Preparation – Peter Bethell, Taggart
• Training- Jerry Luttrell, Virginia Tech
• Instrumentation and Controls- Mel Laurila, Dr. Claus Bachmann and Jan Bachmann
• The Coal Preparation Industry: India – Narasimha Prasad
• New Technology – Manoj Mohanty, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Tuesday, May 1, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Enjoy a cocktail, good food and music while networking with colleagues in a fun and relaxed atmosphere!Catch up with old friends, make new ones and exchange ideas.
CPSA Reception at The Regatta Seafood Grille in Lexington Green
Tuesday, May 1, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
After the success of last year’s tour, dinner and comedian at the Woodford Reserve Distillery, CPSA has organized another event for Tuesday evening, May 1st. Immediately following the cocktail reception, buses will depart at 6:00 pm to take members and their guests to a fresh seafood buffet at the Regatta Seafood Grille in Lexington Green. A special menu has been created for this event.
For those interested in reading about mining, there will be a book signing of Mine Games, a novel written by CPSA’s Past President, Mel Laurila.
Following dinner, CPSA has reserved the Comedy Club Off-Broadway for an evening of comedy with the headliner to be announced. This event is limited to 200 CPSA members, so register early! Not a member? You can join when you register for Coal Prep and then enjoy the CPSA Journal and other society benefits for the next year. For additional information, contact Kathryn Dew at email@example.com or 540-231-7055
General Session: A Comparison of Preparation Plant Costs on an International Basis
Presented by a representative of Taggart
Wednesday, May 2, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Coal preparation plants, on a world-wide basis, are designed for different feed stocks, different markets and utilize different locally accepted techniques. Therefore a direct comparison of capital costs is difficult. Taggart gave their four design/estimating centers, Pittsburg, Beijing, Johannesburg and Brisbane, the same set of flowsheets and general arrangements and asked for estimates based on local costs. Differing cost ratios will be discussed showing a database of varying costs shown for the U.S., Canada, Russia, China, South Africa and Australia.
NEW THIS YEAR - SME Bookstore
Discount Prices for Coal Prep Attendees!
For the first time, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME) will host a bookstore at the convention. Take advantage of show pricing from the most prestigious book publisher in the industry. Several new books will be showcased. Come early in the week as supplies are limited.
Browse title such as:
Advances in Separation Technologies
Coal Mine Ground Control
Designing the Coal Preparation Plant of the Future
Handbook of Coal Analysis
International Coal Preparation Congress: 2010 Conference Proceedings
Regulatory Governance & Risk Management: Occupational Health & Safety in the Coal Mining Industry.
The bookstore will be located near Registration and will be open during registration hours.
Attention Attendees! Please remember to pick up your Motorcycle Passport when at registration for a chance to win the Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom Motorcycle on the last day of the show! Fill out the passport, visit all the Sponsors to get your passport stamped and drop your passport entry into the Sweepstakes Bin located in Custom 1200 giveaway area in the Rupp Arena. Don’t forget to have your picture taken with the motorcycle and our model at the booth.
The winning passport will be drawn from the bin at 12 noon on Thursday, May 3rd!
Sorry, model not included in giveaway.
Official Sweepstakes Rules