• 12th ECCRIA Conference – announcement and call for abstracts

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      Philip Sharman

      IFRF Director

The 12th ECCRIA – the European Conference on Fuel and Energy Research and its Applications – has been announced by its organisers, the Fuel and Energy Research Forum (formerly the Coal Research Forum).  The 12th ECCRIA (the latest biennial conference in this series) will take place at Cardiff University, UK, on 5th-7th September 2018.  Further details will be available shortly at the Conference website, www.eccria-conferences.org, which is currently under construction.

Abstracts are invited which describe current academic and industrial research into cleaner fuel and energy research on fossil fuels, biomass and waste and their applications including but not limited to:

  • Improving efficiency and reducing emissions for carbon-based fuel technologies in conventional combustion power generation. This includes optimising the flexible operation of power plant and ash and slagging issues.
  • Advanced Power Generation, (APG), based on thermal processes, including enabling technologies and innovative process design for APG.
  • Industrial scale combustion, gasification and pyrolysis including issues associated with co-firing and with the combustion of biomass and waste.
  • CO2: Pre- and post-combustion capture, transport, storage and utilisation technologies, including oxyfuel combustion, chemical looping, fuel characterisation and plant diagnostics.
  • All emissions issues including alternate NOx, SOx, particulates and trace elements reduction techniques to meet more stringent emissions standards throughout the world.
  • Pre-treatment of biomass and waste feedstocks, (torrefaction, washing), and issues associated with the safe storage, processing, handling and feeding of biomass and waste into process systems.
  • Hydrogen: Its potential use as a fuel.
  • Energy storage, thermal storage, mechanical storage and integration with power generation processes.
  • Case studies on the challenges facing the users of biomass and waste.
  • Carbonisation and other metallurgical uses, fuel-derived products, fuel preparation and handling, underground coal gasification and coal bed methane, and all other carbon-based fuel conversion processes, including coal to liquids.
  • Policy studies, including legislation towards power from carbon-based fuels, government policy, legislative framework, both UK and international.

Research students are also strongly encouraged to submit papers, attend and give presentations – there is a reduced conference fee for students.  The abstract deadline is 26th January 2018.
IFRF has been closely associated with ECCRIA conferences in the past, and a number of IFRF and related presentations (e.g. on the EC Relcom project) were presented at the 11th ECCRIA in 2016.  We will include further announcements in future MNMs as they become available.