The first deposition conference was held at the Marchwood Engineering Laboratories in the UK in 1963. Since that time 26 excellent conferences have been held to provide interchange, dialogue, experiences and results among those who deal with the many opportunities afforded by fuel quality.
Over the past several years, the conference is held biennially and continues to focus on fuel characteristics and their paramount importance in power production.
The format for the conference follows past conference tradition, that is, morning and evening sessions in which major presentations are made and time during the afternoons for ad hoc meetings and informal discussions. The format is designed to enhance rapport among participants and promote dialogue; all participants are encouraged to contribute actively to the discussions.