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1 Our perspective of the Nordic Flame Days 2017

From the IFRF office
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 16th October 2017

Last week, our Director – Philip Sharman - spent two very worthwhile days in Stockholm, Sweden, participating in the latest in the biennial series of ‘Nordic Flame Days’ organised jointly by the Swedish and Finnish Flame Committees (SFRC and FFRC) of IFRF and the Scandinavian-Nordic Section of the Combustion Institute (CINS). 

Building on the success of the 2013 and 2015 Flame Days in Finland and Copenhagen respectively, the 2017 meeting was hosted by KTH, the Royal Institute of Technology, at their magnificent campus in northern Stockholm.




2 UK Government’s Clean Growth and related polices

From the IFRF office
Contributed by Philip Sharman
Sheffield, Monday 16th October 2017

On Thursday 12 October, the UK Government published over 20 different documents related to Clean Growth strategy.  The broader announcement was a welcome aspiration by the Government to link meeting its carbon targets with industrial growth.  Here is a summary of the main documents likely to be of interest to our IFRF members. 



3 2nd International Workshop on Oxy-Fuel Combustion: Just 4 days left for Abstracts!

From the IFRF office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 16th October 2017

Just four days left until the closing date for Abstracts for the 2nd International Workshop on Oxy-Fuel Combustion which will be held in Bochum, Germany on 14-15 February 2018.

The deadline for submitting papers is 20 October 2017, so please send your abstract including title, author’s affiliation and the outline of maximum 350 words to oxyflame-ws@leat.rub.de.



4 French Flame Committee: General Assembly date announced

From the IFRF office
Contributed by Lucy Straker
Sheffield, Monday 16th October 2017

The next General Assembly of the French Flame Committee will be hosted by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (Ademe) in Angers on 23 November.

All French-speaking members are welcome to participate. As usual, after an update on all things IFRF,  the morning will be dedicated to technical and scientific presentations, and the afternoon will include a site visit and discussion on biogas production, treatment and injection in the natural gas network.



5 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondent in Australia
From the Sydney office
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Australia, Friday 13th October 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

- Trump administration looking to compensate baseload power

Business Trends

- Turkey facing problems every way it looks to diversify its energy supplies
- 84% of Puerto Rico residents still without power, three weeks after disaster
- Canada looks back on oilsands boom

Research, Development and Technology

- UK government set to launch new program to support CCS development
- SEWGS technology to capture CO2 from steelmaking flue gases to be demonstrated in Sweden

Company and Project News

- Sasol shifting away from coal and gas-to-liquids technology
- Fortnum moves to buy Uniper
- ThyssenKrupp and Tata Steel to merge to form Europe’s second largest steelmaker
- BP opens Omani gas field utilising fracking technology
- Exxon to reduce fugitive methane emissions from shale gas operations



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