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      TOTeM 49 - Chemical energy carriers for long-term storage and long-distance transport of renewable energies

TOTeM 49 will be a two half-day event in Mulhouse, France, on 14-15th June 2023. 

This event will be in co-operation with Comité Français – the French Flame Research Committee of IFRF.

Please see below for all of the key details for those wishing to attend.


University of Mulhouse
18, rue des Frères Lumière, 68200 Mulhouse
GPS: 47°43’41.9736”N 7°18’31.683”E

Your journey options
Nearest train station: Mulhouse – transfer from train station to the venue by tram or taxi
Accomodation: Recommended to stay in Mulhouse


14th June: 14:00 – 18:00
15th June: 9:00 – 13:00*

More about the event

In addition to hydrogen, powdered metals and ammonia have attracted the interest of the scientific and industrial communities as carbon-free energy carriers, due to the possibility of long-term storage and long-distance transport.

Instruction for authors

The objective of this IFRF TOTeM is to address the following questions:

  • How can carbon-free energy carriers be used safely and efficiently in process industries using direct flame applications: power plant, gas turbines, process industry, cement, glass, steel etc
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of metal powder and ammonia in terms of technical and economic balance compared to hydrogen, even if they are all complementary?
  • What are the ecosystem, infrastructure and logistics already in place or to be developed?

Researchers, engineers, PhD students from industry and universities are encouraged to present their work in progress on any of these questions.

Key dates:

  • Submission of abstracts: 28 April 2023
  • Authors notification: 19 May 2023
  • Registration deadline: 31 may 2023
  • Event: 14 June 2023

Please submit any abstracts to Sebastien.Caillat@fivesgroup.com, using this template: IFRF-TOTeM-Author-Name-Abstract-Template

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June 14
14:00 Welcome & Introduction
14:20 Keynote 1: Powdered metal as clean circular energy carrier of renewable energies, Jeff Berthgorson, McGill University, QC, CA
15:00 Presentations
15:30 Break & Poster session
17:10 Wrap up (future directions) Philip de Goey, TU/e, NL
17:30 End of day one
18:00 LGRE visit (optional)
19:30 Diner (optional)

June 15
9:00 Welcome day two
9:20 Keynote 2: Status of Ammonia as energy carrier for long-term and long-distance transport, Assia Saker, Crigen/Engie, FR
10:00 Presentations
10:30 Break & Poster session
12:00 Afternoon wrap up (future directions) Christine Rousselle, Univ. Orleans PRISME, FR
12:20 Closing talk (David Honoré, CNRS CORIA, FR)
12:30 Lunch (optional)

Organizing committee

  • Philip de Goey (TU/e, NL)
  • Christine Rousselle (CNRS PRISME, FR)
  • Bénédicte Cuenot (Cerfacs, FR)
  • Toufik Boushaki (CNRS Icare, FR)
  • Jean-François Brilhac (LGRE, FR)
  • Sébastien Caillat (sebastien.caillat@fivesgroup.com, main contact ) – Fives Stein
  • Phuc-Danh Nguyen – ArcellorMittal Logo ArcelorMittal

Additional Event Info

University of Mulhouse

18, rue des Frères Lumière