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1 IFRF in China

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 6th August 2018

With a view to ‘set wheels in motion’ for the establishment of a National Committee of IFRF in China, IFRF Director Philip Sharman spent five days visiting Chinese organisations at the end of July.  This visit – coordinated by IFRF Council Member Professor Yong YAN of North China Electric Power University (NCEPU) and the University of Kent in the UK – was a whistle-stop tour of visits to three leading universities in Beijing and one in Hangzhou (Zhejiang province), and three companies in Beijing, plus a ‘round-table’ meeting to sound-out the interest of forming a ‘Chinese Flame Research Committee’ over the next few months.

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2 TOTeM45: Just one month away (and now with a new student ticket!)

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 6th August 2018

We will be in Cardiff in under a month for TOTeM45 – ‘Gas turbines for future energy systems’. Join us and a host of great speakers for two days of presentations, networking, discussions, dinner at Cardiff Castle and a tour of the Gas Turbine Research Centre in Port Talbot.

And we have just launched a new ticket! Students can now attend this two-day event for just £150. Tickets for IFRF, FERF and APGTF members are £350 and non-member tickets are £450.

Head over to bit.ly/TOTeM45 to view the programme outline and book your tickets today.

TOTeM45 will be held at Cardiff University on 3-4 September 2018 and will be followed by the 12th ECCRIA event. For more information about ECCRIA click here.  

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3 EC Horizon 2020 update – deadlines approaching, updated ‘Work Programme’ and networking/partnering opportunities

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 6th August 2018

*** Urgent reminder:  The deadline for submitting proposals for H2020 NZE calls on ‘Advanced CO2 capture technologies’, ‘Conversion of captured CO2 and ‘Strategic planning for CCUS development’ (see details below) is approaching fast…  6th September! ***

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4 Combura Symposium - NVV 2018

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 6th August 2018

The COMBURA symposium is the major annual event for exchange of information on combustion research and its practical applications, in the Netherlands. It is an initiative of the Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vlamonderzoek NVV (Netherlands Association for Flame Research) and is sponsored by the Dutch section of the Combustion Institute and KIVI, section Energy and Heat Technology.

COMBURA 2018 will take place on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th October 2018. The venue will be the conference hotel Kontakt der Kontinenten in Soesterberg, which is between the cities Utrecht and Amersfoort. Kontakt der Kontinenten is located in an old monastery and surrounded by forest.

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5 Fives' eco-friendly furnaces for a modernised plant in China

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 6th August 2018

HBIS Group, one of the world largest steel makers, contracted IFRF member, Fives to design and supply environmentally friendly furnaces for two continuous galvanising lines (CGL 1 & CGL 2) for their new site in Laoting, Hebei province in China.

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6 12th ECCRIA Conference: 5th – 7th September 2018; Cardiff, UK

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 6th August 2018

The Fuel and Energy Research Forum's (FERF) biennial conference, "12th ECCRIA Conference, The European Conference on Fuel and Energy Research and its Applications" is to be held at Cardiff University, Cardiff, from 5th to 7th September 2018.  For full details of this Conference, including the Conference Programme, please go to www.eccria-conferences.org

Although the Call for Abstracts for the Conference Programme closed on 26th January 2018 and the Programme is now complete, one or more further abstracts may be submitted for consideration as poster presentations at any time up until Friday 17th August 2018.  Such abstracts, which must conform to the specified format, (see template on the website), and should be submitted by email to info@eccria-conferences.orgFor such abstracts to be considered, the authors must register to attend this Conference via the website.  Authors may ask for an oral presentation and consideration will be given should a suitable slot appear in the Programme.

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7 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondent in Australia
From the Sydney office
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Australia, Saturday 4th August 2018

Patrick Lavery pic.jpgCombustion Industry News brings together interesting and important stories about or affecting the combustion industry, and is collated for the IFRF every fortnight by Patrick Lavery. For each news story cited, a link is provided to the original publication. Where news relates to IFRF Member Organisations, the name of the organisation appears in green with a link to the associated profile page on the IFRF website. Subscription-free article links are given in blue, and subscription-required article links in red.

If you have a news item to share, please contact Patrick Lavery.

Business Trends

- Fall in global flaring driven by Russia
- EU carbon permit price forecasts rising as market stability reserve mechanism looms
- Heatwave forces Japan to start up mothballed oil-fired power plants

Research, Development and Technology

- Austrians and Dutch working on hydrogen facility for steelmaking trial
- New report suggests CCUS could be attractive economically under certain US conditions
- Japan planning to test CO2 shipping as alternative to pipeline transport

Company and Project News

- GE looking to sell digital arm as growth slows
- ExxonMobil takes a new communications approach to climate change risk

And Finally...

- Danish waste-to-energy/ski slope/climbing wall hybrid opens recreational services

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