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1 #IFRF2018: Call for Poster Abstracts open!

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 19th February 2018

Plans are underway for our conference in May (have you booked your tickets yet? Go here if you haven’t) and we’ve received a great bunch of abstracts for our oral sessions.

And now reopening the Call for Abstracts for POSTERS ONLY. Have you, your colleagues or students got something you’d like to share on an international stage? Get your poster abstracts in by 31st March to be part of our landmark, 70th anniversary conference.

Full details of the event and template are here.

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2 Reigniting the…2000’s!

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Giovanni Coraggio
Sheffield, Monday 19th February 2018

The second in our new series of articles exploring IFRF’s archives…

Following on from the first contribution to our ‘Reigniting the...’ series last month, when former IFRF Director and Investigator Neil Fricker acted as our guide to some of the key IFRF activities and outputs of the 2010-2016 period, we are now delighted to be transported a bit further back in time along with another familiar face from IFRF’s recent past – Giovanni Coraggio who is looking at the noughties! 

 

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3 EC Horizon 2020 update – Partnering and networking opportunities

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 19th February 2018

With various European Commission (EC) Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation (R&I) Programme (H2020) energy calls relevant to IFRF members going ‘live’ in mid-May, here are two events that you might find useful if you are thinking about submitting a proposal…

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4 European Commission launches public consultation on EU funding

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 19th February 2018

The EC has launched a public consultation on European Union (EU) funds in the area of investment, research and innovation, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and the single market. 

You can contribute your thoughts and suggestions to their online survey here!

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5 Prince of Wales reigniting Rotherham steel

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 19th February 2018

HRH Prince Charles was in Rotherham last week, visiting Liberty Steel to reignite their giant ‘N-Furnace’ which had been out of use since 2015. See the video and read the full report.

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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 18th February 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

- Substantial new tax credit scheme for CCS in the US could spur development

Business Trends

- Worldwide demand for natural gas following increased supply in puzzle for economists
- Spain’s energy regulator rejects government plan to keep coal plants open

Environment

- World would struggle to meet climate goals if all currently planned coal-fired plants built
- Satellite data shows changes in ozone distribution in the atmosphere

Research, Development and Technology

- Debate surrounds negative emissions technologies as direct air capture is developed

Company and Project News

- ExxonMobil strategy at odds with those of Statoil and Shell
- Mississippi Power arrives at settlement with the State of Mississippi over Kemper power plant

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