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The State Key Laboratory of Coal Conversion (SKLCC) was founded in 1991 with a loan from the World Bank and was officially open in 1995. SKLCC passed three times the “National Laboratory Accreditation” in 1999, 2004 and 2009. The Chairman of the Academic Committee is Prof. Dongyuan Zhao. The Director is Prof. Weibin Fan. The Deputy Directors are Prof. Yong Qin, Prof. Xiaodong Wen and Prof. Jin Bai. 

The primary mission of SKLCC is to provide core technology and solution for clean and efficient utilization of coal to meet the nations increasing demand for energy security and sustainable development of the economy and society. SKLCC conducts forefront, fundamental and applied research on coal conversion with emphasis on converting coal to transportation fuels, chemicals and materials, and solving environmental problems associated with coal utilization. Five main research fields of SKLCC are direct coal conversion, indirect coal conversion and C1 chemistry, catlytic chemistry and engineering in methanol conversion, environmental catalysis and engineering, and new materials and new processes.

SKLCC has close relations with a number of international universities and institutes. It hosted the 10th International Conference on Coal Science, the 14thAnnual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference & Workshop, the 7th, 9th, 11th and 13thChina-Japan Symposium on Coal and C1 Chemistry, the 7thChina-Korea Workshop on Clean Energy Technology, and co-organized the 8th, 10th and 12thJapan-China Symposium on Coal and C1 Chemistry. Its senior members are currently on the positions of principal Editor and Editorial Board Member of Fuel Processing Technology.

SKLCC has possessed the competitive ability on international frontier studies on coal conversion. Under the strong support from Institute of Coal Chemistry CAS, SKLCC will establish new characteristic concepts for coal conversion processes to meet momentous needs of china and realize related technical innovations and then become one of the international centers in clean coal technology.


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