About MEC Workshops
International agreements such as the Minamata Convention on Mercury, along with tightening regional and national emissions limits, mean that coal-fired power plants are having to reduce their emissions more effectively than ever before. And while some regions may be moving away from coal as an energy source, SE Asian countries such as Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia are increasing their investment in coal power. There will therefore be a whole new market region for control strategies emerging in the coming years.
MEC 14, our annual workshop focusing on mercury and multi-pollutant emissions from coal combustion, was held in Hanoi October 2019, with support from VEA – the Vietnamese Environment Administration.
This meeting acted as the annual meeting of the UN Environment Coal Partnership.
This workshop pulled together international experts on reducing emissions, including particulates, SO2, NOx and mercury, from coal-fired utilities and offers an excellent opportunity to mix with government agencies, regulators, utilities, consultants, equipment suppliers and academia.
The topics addressed included:
- State of the art emissions control
- Monitoring emissions at low concentrations
- Promoting cleaner coal systems in emerging regions
- Options for coal cleaning along the entire coal chain, from mining to emissions
- Contributions at various international stakeholders’ conferences and workshops