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1 Nordic Flame Days 2017, 10-11 October, Stockholm, Sweden CALL FOR PAPERS

From the Swedish Flame
Contributed by Fredrik Normann
Gothenburg, Monday 17th April 2017

The Swedish and Finnish Flame Committees of IFRF are organising the ‘Nordic Flame Days 2017’ together with the Scandinavian-Nordic Section of the Combustion Institute (CINS), on 10th-11th October 2017 on the Campus of KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Those interested in presenting their work during the conference and included in the proceedings should note that abstracts need to be submitted no later than 29th May.  Authors will be given the opportunity to publish their contribution in the IFRF’s Journal of Industrial Combustion.



2 The UK CCS Research Centre announces new funding to 2022

From the IFRF office
Contributed by Phil Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 17th April 2017

Since 2012, the UK Carbon Capture & Storage Research Centre (UKCCSRC) has provided a national focal point for the UK in CCS research and development in order to bring together the user community and academics to analyse problems, devise and carry out world-leading research, and share delivery, thus maximising impact.  Grant support to UKCCSRC from the UK’s research councils and government was due to end later this year.

On Wednesay 12 April, the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced that UKCCSRC has been awarded £6.1 million to continue its work for another five years.  The goal for this next phase of the UKCCSRC is to ensure that CCS will play an effective role in reducing net carbon dioxide emissions while securing affordable and controllable electricity supplies, low carbon heat and competitive industries for the UK.



3 IFRF Council meeting 21-22 June

From the IFRF office
Contributed by Mohamed Pourkashanian
Sheffield, Monday 17th April 2017

IFRF Council and invited members have received initial details of the Council meeting on 21-22 June, in Sheffield.  The meeting will focus on plans for next year’s 70th anniversary and the 2018 Members Conference.

The Council consists of representatives from the National Committees, plus invited B members representing expertise including New Fuels, and Safety.

No further details


4 Message to INFUB-11 participants

From the IFRF office
Contributed by Phil Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 17th April 2017

We wish all participants at INFUB-11 this week, in Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal, a successful and interesting conference! 

The IFRF is very happy to support this conference and we are pleased that IFRF Council Members are amongst the Keynote Speakers.

No further details


5 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondent in Australia
From the Sydney office
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Australia, Sunday 9th April 2017

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.

Top Story

- US President Trump signs order designed to rescind Clean Power Plan

Business Trends

- US coal producers reportedly split on support for Paris Agreement
- Coal industry to remain leading source of heat and power at global level, according to FT opinion piece
- Carbon Disclosure Project ranks 14 European utilities by preparedness for low-carbon future


- Russian President Putin claims human activity has not contributed to climate change

Research, Development and Technology

- US shale industry turns to DNA technology to enhance efficiency
- Asia’s first commercial-scale CCS project to begin construction

Company and Project News

- Chinese considering power sector merger to create US$230 billion conglomerate



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