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1 Changes in IFRF Officers and Director

From the IFRF
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 9th January 2017

As IFRF starts a ‘new era’ based in the UK, the Foundation is also seeing a change in its leadership – both in some of its ‘Officers’ and in its Director.

We say farewell to Hartmut Spliethoff as IFRF President and welcome Sauro Pasini (formerly a Vice-President) into that role.  Also, Gérard Flament is standing down as a Vice-President.  A new Vice-President will be appointed in due course.  The IFRF thank Hartmut and Gérard most sincerely for all their hard work over many years with IFRF, and offers congratulations to Sauro on his new role as President.  Also, Neil Fricker stands down at this time as IFRF Director to be superceded by Philip Sharman.  We also thank Neil for his hard work as Director over the last two years and wish him well for the future.



2 Message from new IFRF Director, Philip Sharman

From the IFRF
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 9th January 2017

‘Incoming’ IFRF Director, Philip Sharman, gives an introduction to the IFRF’s new ‘host’, the University of Sheffield (which has a long association with IFRF going right back to its founding days), the new ‘preferred research partner’ of IFRF – the PACT Facilities, and himself.



3 TOTeM 44 - Registration Open

From the GWI
Contributed by Joerg Leicher
Essen, Germany, Monday 9th January 2017

Date for your diary....

GWI, the Organisers of TOTeM 44 would like to invite those involved in issues relating to gas quality in the gas industry to participate in the TOTeM 44 Meeting to be held in Essen on March 14/15 2017. The TOTeM will cover changes to natural gas quality, the use of hydrogen in combustion systems and the advent of Biogas and Syngas in industrial applications. More information about the TOTeM44 and contact details for the organisers at http://www.calendar.ifrf.net/event.html?id=606 where you will now also find the registration form and hotel details.

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4 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondent in Australia
From the Sydney office
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Australia, Monday 9th January 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 story

- Solar power prices continue to press coal

Business Trends

- Moderate growth predicted for US steel industry
- China acts to curb SO2 emissions
- Polish city more polluted than Beijing; government slow to act
- Outgoing US EPA chief regrets failing to persuade rural Americans of benefits of climate change action
- Asia now the biggest market for US LNG exports

Research, Development and Technology

- Sub-sea in-situ combustion raised as an idea to circumvent the need for CCS
- American Geophysical Union considers negative carbon dioxide emissions strategies



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