RELCOM - Reliable and Efficient Combustion of Oxygen/Coal/Recycled Flue Gas Mixtures

FP7-ENERGY-2010-2 Collaborative project 268191

Newsletter July 2013

Welcome to the second of a series of regular updates from Steve Wilcox, Project Coordinator!

Eighteen months into the four-year project it is my pleasure to highlight some of the milestones achieved to date and share news which could be of interest to external parties.

This is a busy and complex project and my newsletters cannot hope to cover our many technical and dissemination activities in real time.

This is where the RELCOM website comes in. Visitors to will be aware that a good deal of information is made publically available on an ongoing basis. The first place to look for updates is in the NEWS area of the site on the home page, but a quick peek into PROGRESS, notably, but not only, the section dedicated to Open Workshops, will reward the visitor with material which is well worth the read. Please feel free to visit the site and come back on a regular basis!

Herewith an overview of the main activities since last July when the first newsletter was delivered.


Progress to Month 18

Organised in tandem with the project's third General Assembly in the month of June, an open meeting was held on June 18 and 19, 2013 on the premises of ENEL Research and Engineering in Pisa.

The meeting took the form of an IFRF Topic Oriented Technical Meeting and was entitled TOTeM 39 "Oxy-coal Combustion". Following on from the first RELCOM Open Workshop which took place in Maffliers France after month six - June 2012, TOTeM 39 once again provided the partner consortium with the opportunity to showcase their work to an international audience, and to discuss technical aspects with fellow researchers.  

Keynote speakers at the two day event included Lars Stromberg of Chalmers University, Sweden who also chaired the proceedings, and Stanley Santos from IEA GHG. Other invited speakers were Phil Smith of the University of Utah, Klas Andersson of Chalmers University, and Flemming Frandsen of Denmark Technical University.

A complete list of the presentations made during the TOTeM can be found in the PROGRESS/WORKSHOPS area of the site where they are freely available for download.  Also available are the programme, the delegate list and summaries of the introductory comments and the meeting conclusions drawn up by meeting Rapporteur Neil Fricker who is also IFRF Superintendent of Research.

Steve Wilcox
RELCOM Project Coordinator

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