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1 UK electricity generation from renewable energy sources sets new record

From the IFRF office
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 12th June 2017

At lunchtime on 7th June, the combination of sunshine and blustery wind in the UK provided ideal opportunities for renewable energy to set a new record – contributing over 50% of UK electricity demand for the first time.  However, this led to payments having to be made by National Grid to six major energy users to consume more electricity and bring the demand back into line with supply.

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2 12th ECCRIA Conference announcement and call for abstracts

From the IFRF office
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 12th June 2017

The 12th ECCRIA – the European Conference on Fuel and Energy Research and its Applications – has been announced by the Fuel and Energy Research Forum (formerly the Coal Research Forum) and will take place at Cardiff University in the UK, on 5th-7th September 2018.  Further details will be available shortly at the Conference website, www.eccria-conferences.org, which is currently under construction.
Abstracts are invited which describe current academic and industrial research into cleaner fuel and energy research on fossil fuels, biomass and waste and their applications.

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3 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondent in Australia
From the Sydney office
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Australia, Sunday 4th June 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 Stories

- Trump to pull US out of Paris agreement to renegotiate deal
- Innovative Allam Cycle using CO2 as working fluid to be tested in Houston demonstration plant

Business Trends

- China also produces methane from sub-sea hydrates
- OPEC extension to oil production cuts results in lower oil prices
- Chancellor Merkel accused of hypocrisy over climate policies

Company and Project News

- Formosa’s Vietnamese steel plant suffers dust explosion
- Brazilian court orders Petrobras to supply gas to Electrobras despite outstanding debts
- E.ON looking to sell remaining stake in Uniper

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