• IFRF Director addresses AFRC Conference

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The AFRC’s International Conference on Clean and Secure Energy kicked off in Park City Utah last night and continues until Wednesday.  During the course of the Conference, IFRF Director Leonardo Tognotti will contribute to the Colloquium on the Petroleum Industry Combustion Research and Development Needs.  He will also attend the IFRF/AFRC meeting where he will update members on current research activities at the IFRF


Professor Tognotti’s first presentation for the Petroleum Colloquium, which is being chaired by Chevron’s James Seebold and features representatives from Exxon Mobil, Chevron Shell and Marathon, is based on an idea by IFRF Vice President Jacques Dugué of TOTAL and is entitled “Combustion R&D needs for refinery furnaces revamping.”


The second Colloquium on Burner Research will be chaired by Roberto Ruiz of John Zink, whilst Brad Adams from Reaction Engineering will chair the third Colloquium Tuesday morning on the Utility Industry Combustion Research and Development Needs. 


Tuesday afternoon has been set aside for a meeting of IFRF/AFRC Members and Potential Members and during this session Professor Tognotti will address the IFRF’s research programme. 


The Conference ends on Wednesday with Colloquium 4 on Flare Research for Energy Industries.  Session chair is Prof. Phil Smith from the University of Utah.


The Monday Night Mail will carry more coverage of the conference after the event.  To see the full Conference Programme, go to http://www.icse.utah.edu/AFRC/index.php/agenda.html