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Livorno - Week 09 - Monday 23rd February 2015

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1 Livorno News

Update from IFRF Director
From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Tomasz Klajny - IFRF Director
Livorno, Monday 23rd February 2015
www.ifrf.net

TJ bw pic_small.jpgCurrently IFRF is preparing for its Executive Committee meeting. The meeting will take place on 26th and 27th February at Enel offices in Pisa.

From networking point of view we just closed the collection of abstracts for the 18th IFRF Members’ Conference. The final plan of this event will be announced soon.

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2 18th IFRF Members' Conference Update

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Tomasz Klajny - IFRF Director
Livorno, Monday 23rd February 2015
http://www.mc18-ifrf.net/

IFRF just closed the collection of abstracts for the 18th Members’ Conference. We are delighted by your interest and a high number of very good abstracts. We would like to thank all the authors for providing them for this conference. We are starting to finalise the programme and the confirmation of the oral presentations will be circulated soon.

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3 New IFRF Members Presentation

Green Combustion, University of Leuven, BHEL
From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Nigel Webley, Maarten Vanierschot, Dakshina Murty
Livorno, Monday 23rd February 2015
http://www.ifrf.net/page/ifrf-members-exchange

GREENS COMBUSTION LOGO_small.jpgGreens Combustion Limited, gathers together some of the leading specialists in the combustion industry having over 150 years of experience across all disciplines including research and development, design, manufacture and project management through to site services, surveys, trouble shooting and consultancy.

 

logo_kuleuvenjpg2.JPGUniversity of Leuven with its Faculty of Engineering Technology joined IFRF as a new academic member at the beginning of 2015. This faculty is not only the newest faculty of KU Leuven, the model is quite unique: they offer Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Engineering Technology and BioEngineering Technology at no less than 7 campuses in Flanders.  

 

BHEL logo.JPGBharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL) is an integrated power plant equipment manufacturer and one of the largest engineering and manufacturing company of its kind in India since 1964, engaged in the design, engineering, manufacture, construction, testing, commissioning and servicing of a wide range of products and services for the core sectors of the economy, viz. Power, Transmission, Industry, Transportation(Railway), Renewable Energy, Oil & Gas and Defence with over 180 products offerings to meet the needs of these sectors.

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4 The Number of IFRF LinkedIn Discussion Group Members exceeded 500!

From the IFRF Office
Contributed by Izabela Reszewicz
Livorno, Monday 23rd February 2015

join-IFRF-linkedin-group.jpgI am happy to announce that the number of members of IFRF LinkedIn discussion group exceeded 500!

We are sincerely welcome any personal involvement and comments on promoting this networking more dynamic. Please encourage your friends and colleagues to join the group, share experience, post jobs, and otherwise benefit from our online community. Appreciated for your contribution!

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5 Combustion Industry News

From the IFRF's correspondent in Australia
From the Sydney, Australia
Contributed by Patrick Lavery
Sydney, Monday 23rd February 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

- US DoE suspends funding for FutureGen 2.0 CCS-equipped project

Business Trends

- Shell CEO calls for more involvement in public debate by oil and gas industry

Research, Development and Technology

- Laborelec releases water footprinting study for combined cycle gas turbines
- Siemens commissions its Clean Energy Centre in Ludwigsfelde, Germany

Company and Project News

- Tepco and Chubu Electric considering merging power plant operations
- Bids for gas-fired power plants lower than Centrica’s expectations
- Tennessee Valley Authority to modernise coal-fired plant to fire gas
- 1MDB pulls out of bond issue which was to fund 2 GW plant

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