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Gasification Technologies Council Announces Success of Important Trade Mission to India

WASHINGTON, Sep 17, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Gasification Technologies Council (GTC) announced today its trade mission to India was successfully completed, with industry leaders sharing crucial information about how gasification can help India meet its fast-growing energy needs.

GTC, the premier trade association and foremost authority on the gasification industry, sponsored the trade mission along with the U.S. India Business Council ( Mission leaders – executives from Alter NRG Corp. and General Electric Power and Water — and other GTC members met with Indian government ministry officials, U.S. Embassy officials and representatives of the oil, chemical, fertilizer, gas and power industries.

The four-day mission, which ended Sept. 12, was designed to show India’s leaders how gasification could help their country unlock the potential of its vast natural resources.

“India is a key market for coal, biomass and waste gasification,” said GTC Executive Director Alison Kerester. “With its inherent flexibility and clean technology, gasification can help India produce the power and products needed to grow its economy.

“We were pleased to see how receptive India’s leaders are to this important technology,” Kerester added.

In recognition of the importance of India as a gasification market, GTC invited the Hon. Parvathaneni Harish, Consul General of India-Houston, to be keynote speaker at the 2013 Gasification Technologies Conference.

GTC is hosting the conference Oct. 13-16 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Co.

This year’s program will feature sessions on global gasification projects, polygeneration gasification, gasification for hydrogen, gasification for heat and power, advances in coal gasification, plasma gasification, and biomass and waste gasification.

The conference will bring more than 400 people and dozens of exhibitors from around the world, including India, China, Japan and the Middle East.

Registration information can be found at


The Gasification Technologies Council promotes a better understanding of the role gasification can play in providing the power, chemical and refining industries with economically competitive and environmentally conscious technology options to produce electricity, fuels and chemicals and for converting waste and biomass into these same valuable products.

GTC members are involved in gasification projects that account for 95 percent of world synthesis gas capacity.

SOURCE: Gasification Technologies Council (GTC)

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