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Livorno - Week 30 - Monday 25th July 2016

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1 FTIR Workshop Summary

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Neil Fricker
Livorno, Italy, Monday 25th July 2016

The rapporteurs summary of the FTIR Owners and Users Round Table is now available for download by IFRF Members from http://www.trends.ifrf.net/trends/document.html?did=228



2 Use of Gaseous Fuels in industry

TOTeM 44 - November 2016
From the GWI Office
Contributed by Joerg Leicher
Essen, Germany, Monday 25th July 2016

"TOTeM 44: Gaseous fuels for industry and power generation: challenges and opportunities", will be held in Essen, Germany on November 17-18, 2016. The event will include sessions on natural gas quality, hydrogen and the direct use of biogas. Poster presentations are invited. Prvisional Programme at http://www.calendar.ifrf.net/event.html?id=606




3 PhD Position in France

Sylvain Salvador
Centre RAPSODEE - Mines-Albi
From the Centre RAPSODEE - Mines-Albi
Contributed by Sylvain Salvador
France, Monday 25th July 2016

A PhD position is open in collaboration between CentraleSupélec and Mines-Albi in France. More information at  http://www.calendar.ifrf.net/event.html?id=607 Enquiries to: victor.pozzobon@centralesupelec.fr ,and/or  sylvain.salvador@mines-albi.fr

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4 Summer break

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Neil Fricker
Solihull, UK, Monday 25th July 2016

Following a long and hallowed Italian tradition, the IFRF offices in Livorno will be closed for the whole of August. We wish all MNM readers a good summer.

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5 Combustion Industry News

From the Sydney office
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Australia, Sunday 17th July 2016

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

- Baosteel and Wuhan Iron and Steel merger talks have global industry hoping for Chinese steelmaking consolidation

Business Trends

- Tanzania’s president sets target of adding 8,500 MW of power generation capacity in next nine years
- South Korea to curb greenhouse and fine particulate emissions by closing some and upgrading remainder of coal-fired power plants
- French government advised to raise taxes on, or make stricter carbon emission standards for, coal-fired plants


- US substation vulnerability still a risk to ‘keeping the lights on’

Project and Company News

- Valmet to supply biomass boiler to Russia’s Segezha
- LafargeHolcim in talks to sell part of Indian cement making business
- EDF to sell coal trading arm to Japan’s Jera Co



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