- A not-for-profit research foundation providing the global reference point for clean, efficient and safe industrial combustion.
- Committed to promoting co-operation throughout the international combustion community, and to advancing research into applied combustion.
- Underpinned by a 130-strong network of Members (industrial companies, academic institutions and individuals) and eight National Committees: American Flame (AFRC), British Flame (BFRC), Finnish Flame (FFRC), French Flame (CF), German Flame (DVV), Italian Flame (CI), Netherlands Flame (NVV) and Swedish Flame (SFRC); an Associate Member Group co-ordinates services in other regions.
- Funded through membership fees, collaborative research programmes, and contract research and technical services provided for Members and non-Members.
To advance applied combustion research and promote cooperation and information transfer throughout the international combustion community.
Advancing applied research for safe, clean and efficient combustion, and facilitating cooperation, information sharing and research capacity development throughout the international combustion community.
View the three IFRF flyers outlining:
Our Core Values:
- Openness: to encourage the open sharing of information and results concerning combustion research (and to be transparent in how we operate)
- Cooperation: to encourage greater cooperation (and, where appropriate, collaboration) in combustion research activities
- Efficiency and environmental sustainability: to strive for greater efficiency and environmental sustainability in combustion processes (and in in how we operate)
- Safety-conscious: to promote the paramount importance of safety, alongside efficiency and sustainability, in industrial combustion (and within IFRF’s own activities)
- Researcher development: to foster the development of combustion researcher capacity (and of our own staff)
- Trusted: to be regarded as a reliable research partner and a trustworthy source of information on industrial combustion research
- Digital transformation: to identify and utilise suitable and relevant digital technology to enhance the service we provide to our members and encourage its use throughout the community
- Equality and diversity: to encourage greater equality, diversity and inclusion within the combustion research community (and within IFRF’s activities and organisational structure), in particular better gender and age balance
View the IFRF’s Articles of Association here.
IFRF is governed by a number of Bye-Laws listed below:
- IFRF Council
- Executive Committee
- Vice President
- General Secretary
- Superintendent of Research
- Deputy Superintendent of Research
- Executive Director
We recently conducted a Strategic Review (2018) and have developed a Three-Year Plan which we have been rolling out in a three-part blog series: