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1 Reigniting the… late-1960s

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Klaus Hein
Sheffield, Monday 17th September 2018

A perspective from Klaus Hein, former IFRF Investigator, former Joint Committee/Council member and current member of the German Flame Research Committee

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2 Successful TOTeM on ‘Gas turbines for future energy systems’

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 17th September 2018

The latest ‘Topic Oriented Technical Meeting’ (number 45 in a series that started back in 1989) was held in Cardiff on 3-4th September on ‘Gas turbines for future energy systems’

With gas (combustion) turbines accounting for around 23% of global electricity generation and year-on-year growth of generation from gas looking to continue into the future (particularly in distributed energy generation and cross-sector application, i.e. power, propulsion and mechanical power), the role of GTs in energy systems – and how these will complement the rapidly increasing generation from renewables (particularly from intermittent wind and PV) – was a highly relevant topic for an IFRF TOTeM…

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3 COMBURA Symposium – just 22 days away…

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 17th September 2018

Join IFRF’s Dutch Flame Research Committee at the COMBURA Symposium on 9th and 10th October in Soesterberg, the Netherlands.

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4 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondent in Australia
From the Sydney office
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Australia, Sunday 16th September 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.

Top Story

- California passes law to acquire all electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2045

Business Trends

- Hokkaido earthquake cuts power entirely and kills at least 44
- Logistical constraints limiting growth of US shale oil industry, say services CEOs
- Questions raised about financial stability of US shale oil and gas industry
- Emissions limits to be imposed on almost 50 GW of Chinese coal-fired power generation

Research, Development and Technology

- Austrian researchers hoping to reduce CO2 separation costs by using solid amine capture particles in pilot scale demonstration
- CCS technology could see costs fall significantly, according to thought piece
- MIT research finds “firm” low carbon sources vital to affordably reduce power sector emissions to zero

Company and Project News

- DTE Energy to build a new gas-fired power plant in Michigan

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