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Livorno - Week 36 - Monday 1st September 2014

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1 Livorno News

Update from the IFRF Director
From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Tomasz Klajny – IFRF Director
Livorno, Monday 1st September 2014

TJ bw pic_small.jpgIFRF is reconvening after a summer holiday break facing new challenges and burning activities.

Currently we are preparing for the start of the EU co-funded OnCord project, coordinated by our member by Technical University of Munich. The Project focuses on the utilisation of coal and its minerals to enable high shares of risky biomass in efficient power plants. Additionally, online corrosion sensors as well as an understanding of corrosion in power plant furnaces will be significantly improved. Biomass causes risk to high-temperature chlorine-induced corrosion, which can destroy superheaters. Preventing this by coal improves its acceptance and widens the utilisation of coal especially in CFB power plants.



2 IFRF Member's Profile

TU Chalmers
From the TU Chalmers
Contributed by Fredrik Normann
Göteborg, Monday 1st September 2014

chalmers_photo1.jpgAs a central research organization on combustion related processes the Division of Energy Technology at Chalmers has been a part of the IFRF for many years. Chalmers conducts research and offers education in energy technology and energy systems. The work at Chalmers is characterized by a close collaboration with industrial partners to combine research on technical scale with basic lab research and pilot projects. The research in combustion at Chalmers has traditionally a strong experimental foundation that allows for a combination of large-scale experimental research and theoretical and model-based work. For instance, Chalmers research facilities include a 12 MW circulating fluidized bed unit, a 4 MW gasifier, a 100kW oxy-fuel boiler, and chemical-looping combustion and reforming units (from 300W to 100kW) for solid, fluid, and gaseous fuels.



3 Events Updates

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Izabela Reszewicz
Livorno, Monday 1st September 2014

Next week (from 7th to 10 September) will take place AFRC 2014 Industrial Combustion Symposium in Houston, Texas. All interested individuals are welcome to participate in the meeting.

See the IFRF Events Calendar for more events.

No further details


4 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondent in Spain
From the Barcelona, Spain
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Barcelona, Spain, Sunday 31st August 2014

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.

If you have a news item to share, please contact Patrick Lavery.

Top Story

  • Indian Supreme Court rules every coal license given to private industry in last 20 years illegal

Business Trends

  • Predicted US manufacturing boom, driven by cheap shale gas, not yet apparent, but probably coming
  • Indian-owned companies looking to buy Italian steelmakers

Research, Development and Technology

  • Sustainable Development Technology Canada calls for applicants for funding for clean technology research

Company and Project News

  • Shell installs final module at Quest CCS oil-sands project in Alberta, Canada
  • J-Power bucks trend of poor business performance in Japan due to use of coal
  • Thailand’s EGAT to raise finance through infrastructure fund
  • Chinese power plant construction engineers kidnapped in Turkey
  • Prosecutors investigate head of China Resources Power Holdings


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