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Activities at Livorno in the last fortnight included a discussion about joint research with visitors from new IFRF member organisation De Jong Combustion of the Netherlands. Preparations continued for the French Italian Joint Meeting in April as well as our three upcoming TOTeMs.  The draft programme for TOTeM 40, “Biomass Gasification – an industrial approach”  is published this week – see separate article.  On the research side we despatched a probe manufactured for a Turkish client and completed the work for Endesa on Enel’s Experimental Atomiser Rig (ISA).

Following on from our meeting with De Jong Combustion, I would like to take this opportunity to repeat my invitation to organisational members to contact me with requests for cooperation with IFRF on joint research projects.  The Enel and University of Pisa facilities at our disposal are briefly described on the IFRF website here and details of our equipment manufacture capabilities appear here.  Please also take time to peruse the overview of our research activities and areas of focus.

Special rates are offered to IFRF members and it would be my pleasure to discuss your requirements so please do not hesitate to contact me.

I would like to mention also the European Facilities Database, a guide to the combustion and biofuels test rigs of some 50 European industrial and research organizations.  The database includes a networked infrastructure of test facilities for investigating all the stages for converting raw biomass to useable biofuels.  This resource has come about through IFRF’s involvement in the EU funded BRISK project.  For Europe based users of the BRISK facilities, financial support is available.  Detailed information is available at the BRISK website.