Annual workshop MEC 14

Presentations from MEC 14 are available on the programme page.

MEC 14, our annual workshop focusing on mercury and multi-pollutant emissions from coal combustion, was held in Hanoi October.

This meeting also 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 offered an excellent opportunity to mix with government agencies, regulators, utilities, consultants, equipment suppliers and academia.

International agreements such as the Minamata Convention 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 still increasing their investment in coal power. There will therefore be a whole new market region for control strategies emerging in the coming years.

Topics addressed:

  • 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


UN Environment Meeting

The Asia-Pacific regional workshop on the reduction of mercury emission from coal combustion, Hanoi, Vietnam, 31 October  –  1 November 2019, took place immediately following MEC 14.

UN Environment held a workshop on mercury emissions from coal combustion for Asia-Pacific focal point delegates of the Minamata Convention.

The UN meeting was free to attend once you have received an invitation and is primarily for government officials and related experts in Vietnam, China, Mongolia and Sri Lanka.

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