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Livorno - Week 51 - Monday 15th December 2014

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1 Livorno News

Update from IFRF Director
From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Tomasz Klajny – IFRF Director
Livorno, Monday 15th December 2014

The current 2014 year was very challenging for IFRF with many personal changes in the foundation. I took the position of IFRF Director with the beginning of this year. In May we had the next change, when Izabela Reszewicz took over the position of IFRF Communication Officer. During our Join Committee meeting in June in IJmuiden Leo Tognotti, from University of Pisa, was appointed as IFRF Superintendent of Research and Wiebren de Jong, from Delft University of Technology, was appointed as IFRF Deputy Superintendent of Research.

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2 New Journal Article published

From the Editorial Office, CANMET
Contributed by Peter Gogolek, Editor, Industrial Combustion
Ottawa, Canada, Monday 15th December 2014
http://www.industrial.combustion.ifrf.net/papers_new.html

The new paper entitled Modelling Oxy-Coal Flames in a Semi-Industrial Furnace has been published in the IFRF's online journal Industrial Combustion.  The authors are Chiara Galletti, Leonardo Tognotti and Giovanni Coraggio.

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The Sponsor Prospectus was published last week on the official 18th IFRF International Members’ Conference website. The document contains a variety of sponsorship, exhibition and advertising options which will enable participating organisations to reach a highly targeted group and leverage networking and business opportunities at the premier event in the IFRF Events Calendar.

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4 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondant in Australia
From the Sydney, Australia
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Sydney, Monday 15th December 2014

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

-  E.ON to split into two companies, one fossil fuel-based and one renewables-based

Business Trends

-  Obama administration’s climate change plans split states and big businesses
-  V4 to use combined muscle to claim stake of EU infrastructure fund for energy spending
-  Romania drafts new energy strategy that sees €100 billion investment over next 20 years
-  Saudi Arabia pushes for climate deal friendly to fossil-fuel exporting countries

Environment

-  Fracking found to emit high concentrations of toxic compounds; abandoned oil wells still emitting methane

Company and Project News

-  Iberdrola Ingenieria to build replacement plant at Salem Harbor
-  Eskom forced into power cuts

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