Important Dates

April 1, 2019

Call for abstract conference circulating fluidized bed powder technology gas-fluidized bed

July 14, 2019 - Extended!

Deadline for abstract submission

August 1, 2019

Notification of abstract acceptance 

September 30, 2019

Deadline for manuscript submission

November 15, 2019

Notification of Manuscript Acceptance 

November 15, 2019

Early bird registration open 

January 15, 2020

Deadline for revised manuscript submission  

February 29, 2020

Early bird registration deadline  

March 1, 2020

Manuscripts to publisher 

About the Conference

Welcome to CFB-13!

Since 1985 the International Conference on Fluidized Bed Technology has been the forum for both the academia and industrial professionals to showcase the latest research and discoveries related to fluidized beds. The 13th Conference will be held at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada, hosted by the UBC Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC), UBC Fluidization Research Centre (FRC), GLAB Reactor and Fluidization Technologies Inc., and the UBC Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Conference proceedings will be published in a volume with ISBN number.

Key Topics


CFB-13 addresses both fundamental and applied aspects of circulating  fluidized beds and fluidized bed systems, which cover topics of,

  • Fluid dynamics of gas-solid flow
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Fine particle and nano-particle systems
  • Process design and scale-up
  • Measurements and instrumentation
  • Fluid catalytic cracking and other catalytic processes
  • Combustion, pyrolysis and gasification
  • Looping processes
  • Industrial experience

Previous Conferences

CFB-12 in Krakow, Poland

CFB-13 is the thirteenth conference in a series following the success of the  previous International Conferences on Circulating Fluidized Beds:

  • CFB-1, Halifax, Canada, 1985
  • CFB-2, Compiegne, France, 1988
  • CFB-3, Nagoya, Japan, 1990
  • CFB-4, Hidden Valley, USA, 1993
  • CFB-5, Beijing, China, 1996
  • CFB-6, Würzburg, Germany, 1999
  • CFB-7, Niagara Falls, Canada, 2002
  • CFB-8, Hangzhou, China, 2005
  • CFB-9, Hamburg, Germany, 2008
  • CFB-10, Sunriver, USA, 2011
  • CFB-11, Beijing, China, 2014
  • CFB-12, Krakow, Poland, 2017

Plenary Speakers

Preconference short courses

Fluidized Bed Hydrodynamics

Prof. Ruud van Ommen

TU Delft 

The Netherlands

Fluidized Bed Scale-up

Dr. Ted Knowlton

Particulate Solid Research Inc. 


Reactor Modelling

Prof. John Grace

University of British Columbia


Fluid Beds in Chemical/Petrochemical Industry

Dr. Ye-mon Chen

Shell Global Solutions


Fluid Bed Combustors/Gasification Technology

Dr. Juhani Isaksson




Short Courses Schedule: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, May 11th, 2020

Registration fee: $300 per person (including lunch and coffee breaks)


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