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1 IFRF 2018: Clean, safe and efficient industrial combustion

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 11th June 2018

In May 2018, 120 people from 15 countries gathered at the iconic Sheffield Town Hall to be part of IFRF’s landmark 70th anniversary conference.

During the two day conference, there were over 50 presentations tackling a range of research areas and sectors but all with the overall driver - identifying clean, safe and efficient industrial combustion.

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2 Pearls of wisdom to the next generation of combustion engineers

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 11th June 2018

Professor Jim Swithenbank, Emeritus Professor at the University of Sheffield, co-author of the ANSYS Fluent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code and former IFRF Superintendent of Research, took the opportunity of his after-dinner speech at the IFRF 2018 Conference ‘Gala Dinner’ at the Magna Science Adventure Centre, to both reminisce about his time working for IFRF and to offer some very sound advice to the next generation of combustion engineers and scientists…  

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3 Development banks’ spending priorities: energy-related climate vs. fossil fuel-related projects?

From the Sydney office
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Australia, Monday 11th June 2018

Climate change think tank E3G (Third Generation Environmentalism), ranked in 2016 the fifth-most influential think tank in the world, has analysed the spending of six of the world’s largest development banks in terms of money lent for ‘energy-related climate finance’ compared to ‘fossil finance’.  

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4 Fives looking for a Combustion Expert

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 11th June 2018

Fives Stein, a subsidiary of the Fives Group, has been specializing in steel and glass for more than 130 years. Fives Stein designs and builds furnaces and high technology thermal processing equipment, the key element of which is the combustion system. Fives Stein has a worldwide presence and makes 90% of its turnover at export.

Fives Stein wishes to strengthen its combustion activity through the recruitment of a Combustion Expert to its permanent staff.

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

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 11th June 2018

The Fuel and Energy Research Forum's biennial 12th ECCRIA Conference, the European Conference on Fuel and Energy Research and its Applications will be held at Cardiff University, Cardiff, on Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th September 2018 (directly after IFRF’s TOTeM45 – see more details here).

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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 10th June 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

- Large gas turbine makers struggle amidst sluggish demand

Business Trends

- Trump administration looking to national security legislation to support coal and nuclear plants
- US to apply tariffs to European, Canadian and Mexican steel
- Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project has Canadian state and federal governments at loggerheads
- Recent rise in Californian GHG emissions blamed on looming drought

Environment

- Radboud-Cambridge study raises prospect of global financial crisis before 2035 because of collapse in fossil fuel asset values
- New International Energy Agency website tracks energy-related Paris Agreement progress

Research, Development and Technology

- University of Louisville researchers developing biocoal

Company and Project News

- Wärtsilä keen on buying GE’s industrial gas turbine business, Jenbacher

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