IChemE has announced the 10th European Gasification Conference: Cutting carbon through gasification.

Keynote speakers at the three-day event include Mike Gibbons, commercial director at Powerfuel Power — a UK company that is installing a 900MW IGCC with carbon capture at the Hatfield pit in South Yorkshire — and Michiel Mak, vice-president of gasification and clean coal energy at Shell Gas and Power.

IChemE fellow and chair of the event organising committee, John Griffiths said that the conference will tackle the big energy security issues.

"The conference will explore the continuation that could be made by biomass resources and will assess the very latest developments in gasification technology, not only for power but also in the refinery and chemical industries," said Griffiths.

"It will also provide a forum to debate commercial and political opportunities," he added.

The gasification conference takes place in Amsterdam from 4–6 October.