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1 Industrial Combustion Journal - paper published!

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Karen Finney
Sheffield, Monday 1st October 2018

We are pleased to announce that the latest paper published in our Industrial Combustion Journal is the ‘Exhaust Gas Recycling for Enhanced CO2 Capture: Experimental and CFD Studies on a Micro-Gas Turbine’ by Karen N Finney, Andrea De Santis, Alastair G Clements Diego and Mohamed Pourkashanian from University of Sheffield, Maria Elena from the University of Sheffield and INCAR-CSIC, the Spanish Research Council and Thom Best from the University of Leeds.

This paper is part of our 70th anniversary special editions, and was presented at the IFRF 2018 Conference in May.

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2 ‘Green’ and ‘blue’ hydrogen for a low-carbon European economy?

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Sheffield, Monday 1st October 2018

Could ‘green’ and ‘blue’ hydrogen help to bring a low-carbon European economy into being?

In mid-September, energy ministers of the European Union signed a non-binding ‘Hydrogen Initiative’ declaration, outlining a plan to “maximise synergies through regional and multilateral cooperation regarding the exchange of technological expertise, data, results and best practices” in order to increase the use of “sustainable” hydrogen.

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3 IFRF General Secretary addresses UN ECE as part of Sustainable Energy Week

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 1st October 2018

Professor Mohamed Pourkashanian, IFRF General Secretary and Head of Energy 2050 at University of Sheffield, travelled to Geneva last week to deliver a presentation to the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UN ECE). 

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4 COMBURA Symposium – programme published!

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 1st October 2018

The programme for the COMBURA Symposium on 9th and 10th October in Soesterberg, the Netherlands, has been announced!

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5 RJM International appoints Dr. Daniel Spálenka as Sales Manager Europe to spearhead sales growth in Europe

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 1st October 2018

RJM International, the award-winning provider of innovative emissions reduction technology and equipment to the power generation and large combustion plant sectors worldwide, announced it has appointed Dr. Daniel Spálenka to lead its sales drive into Europe.

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6 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondent in Australia
From the Sydney office
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Australia, Sunday 30th 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

- DNV GL predicts worldwide energy demand to peak in early 2030s

Business Trends

- US oil majors join Oil & Gas Climate Initiative, which announces methane emissions reduction target
- Coal firing falls to 35 year low in USA
- Gang violence deters exploitation of Mexican shale oil and gas reserves

Environment

- US carbon emissions now lower than 1993 level

Research, Development and Technology

- Psychologists studying Europeans’ perception of carbon storage

Company and Project News

- General Electric’s HA turbines experiencing blade oxidation issues
- Siemens wins operations and maintenance contract for enormous Egyptian gas plants

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