The first deadline for the proposals for podium presentation is over: we have received many contributions from all over the world and the interest for the Conference seems to be high so far. We are now trying to define a preliminary programme and to finalise the invited lectures: the possible relevant topics covered in these lectures are:
- CO2 emission reduction in the power generation sector
- Combustion related developments and research demand in steel industry
- Combustion related developments and research demand in cement industry
- Coal gasification- opportunities for CO2 removal and poly-generation
- Trace emissions
- Ash deposition problems in coal fired power stations
- Biomass co-combustion
- Diagnostics in industrial combustion systems- process control and emission measurements
and other that can also be proposed by National Committees and Members.
Presentations will also be given on the results obtained at Experimental area in Livorno on furnace # 1 and on the first model validation on data obtained on gas and coal industrial flames.
Two workshop are planned as well: the first will be on the Member Research Programme “a platform to seek out mutually advantageous opportunities to cooperate in the R&D programmes”.
The second will be on the IFRF traditional field of Solid Fuel Characterisation, where a first structure of the IFRF Solid Fuel Database would be discussed and agreed.
Anyway, there is still room for significant lectures and contributions. The deadline for standard registration for participation has been prolonged to 31st January 2007, so that additional papers are still being accepted. The preliminary programme with the invited lectures will be available before the end of January.
I’d like to remember that, in addition to the full technical programme, the conference will retain its tradition of a strong social programme appropriate to its new location in Tuscany.
Relax during the Christmas holidays thinking about your Tuscany scientific experience and then send your contribution!!!