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Livorno - Week 30 - Monday 20th July 2015

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1 Research activities updates

From the From the IFRF Offices
Contributed by Giovanni Coraggio
Livorno, Italy, Monday 20th July 2015
http://www.ifrf.net/page/research

This is being a very busy summer for IFRF research team.  During this season IFRF is carrying out several activities spanning from in-flame tests campaigns and reporting  to the planning of new tests. In the full article you can find a brief description of the main ones.

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2 IFRF welcomes new member

From the Finland
Contributed by Hagström Jarmo
Helsinki, Monday 20th July 2015
http://www.exchange.ifrf.net/coop/mop.html?func=2&memberid=0372

helen_logo_small.jpgIFRF is delighted to introduce a new Member, Helen Oy, who have recently joined the network via Finnish Flame.

Helen Oy is one of the largest energy producers in Finland. Turnover of Helen was 819 million euros in 2014 and Helen has 1127 employees. Helen is municipality energy company totally owned by the Helsinki City.

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3 MNM Summer Break

From the From the IFRF Offices
Contributed by Cristiana Gheorghe
Livorno, Italy, Monday 20th July 2015

Due to the summer vacantions IFRF informs you that this is the last issue of MNM for the season. The IFRF offices will close for the first two weeks in August – from Monday 3rd to Friday 14th August inclusive. MNM will resume publication on Monday 7 September. 

The IFRF team wish Happy holidays to all!

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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 20th July 2015

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

- Germany agrees plan to close some coal generation but compensate utilities for providing standby capacity

Business Trends

- Gas-firing surpasses coal-firing in the US for the first time in history
- Chinese steel demand expected to decline while Indian demand rises, but news may not be all good for Indian producers

Research, Development and Technology

- Rabbit gut microbes to help ArcelorMittal produce bioethanol from carbon monoxide

Company and Project News

- Talen Energy Corp looks to buy US power plants
- Alabama Power, US EPA and Department of Justice reach Clean Air Act settlement
- San Miguel seeking $US 400 million for construction of a coal-fired plant in Philippines
- Samart planning to expand its waste-to-energy business

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