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1 TOTeM45: Outline programme published and registrations now open

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 9th July 2018

Gas has a key role in future energy systems.  It can be used to meet carbon reduction and climate change mitigation targets.  It is likely to be a major part of the solution to decarbonising heat and transport, improving air quality and delivering security of supply.

In this context, we are pleased to announce that the IFRF, in conjunction with the Gas Turbine Research Centre (GTRC) of Cardiff University, is organising the 45th Topic Oriented Technical Meeting (TOTeM 45) on ‘Gas Turbines for Future Energy Systems’





2 IFRF2018: Feedback and presentations

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 9th July 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended, contributed, sponsored and presented at the IFRF 2018 Conference in May.

120 people, from 15 countries attended the landmark 70th anniversary event in IFRF’s new home of Sheffield, UK. Two thirds of the attendees submitted their thoughts on the event.  



3 IFRF Annual Report 2017

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 9th July 2018

IFRF’s Annual Report 2017 is now available to download. The new look report includes reports from Sauro Pasini, IFRF President and Philip Sharman, IFRF Director, plus a series of infographics depicting IFRF’s activities throughout 2017 and finally the organisation’s financial statements.



4 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondent in Australia
From the Sydney office
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Australia, Friday 6th July 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

- Methane leakage a talking point at World Gas Conference after Nature paper estimates leakage rates higher than previously thought

Business Trends

- US EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigns
- Sweden’s grid operator predicts winter shortfall after closure of nuclear power plants
- German opinion polls show majority favours Russia as a gas supplier over the US
- A look back on ‘peak oil’ proves enlightening

Research, Development and Technology

- Technology Centre Mongstad and SINTEF strengthen CCS ties
- Bipartisan USE IT bill looking to incentivise carbon dioxide utilisation in the US


- Animation shows NO2 levels in China from 2005-2018

Company and Project News

- Feasibility study to be conducted into a cocoa pod-fired plant in Ivory Coast



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