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Coal Research Forum 1989 Uk

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The Coal Research Forum was formed in 1989 to encourage, promote and co-ordinate basic research on coal, coal characterisation, coal products and coal utilisation in the UK with particular emphasis on: the promotion and co-ordination of contact between academe and industry; and the assessment and co-ordination of resources and needs concerned with coal utilisation and conversion. The Forum has a strong and continuing programme of events.

The UK National Meeting on Coal Research and its Applications was first held in 1996 and, with the fifth meeting planned for September 2004, is now an established biennial event. The fourth meeting, held in 2002 at Imperial College, London, was successful in attracting over 80 abstracts, which were given mainly as oral presentations with around 30 poster presentations. A special publication of FUEL was produced which included a number of the presentations as full papers. Building on this success, the fifth meeting, now planned for September 2004 at the University of Edinburgh, has been re-titled. Edinburgh, the historic capital of Scotland, has much to offer the visitor. From the cobbled streets of the Medieval Old Town near Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile leading to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, to the modern shops, bars and restaurants and gardens of the Georgian New Town there is something to appeal to everyone in this vibrant city. Nearby and open to visitors, the former Royal yacht Britannia is moored in the Port of Leith.

It is hoped that attendees from outside the UK will continue to support this event.


The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers in universities with participants from industry who also carry out research or are interested in the application of the research in industry. Papers are invited which describe applications in coal utilisation and preparation with particular

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