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

FP7-ENERGY-2010-2 Collaborative project 268191

Newsletter November 2015

Welcome to the RELCOM updates from the Project Coordinator! This November the project will come to an end, therefore all activities are in the process of closing and the final conclusions of the project will soon be made available to the scientific community through different channels.

From the dissemination point of view in the last months

a fuel, combustion and gasification characterization database has been opened to the public,

• the final open workshop was organised this year in Freising, Germany and

• a Final Conference of the project has been prepared in order to spread the objectives, evolution and conclusions of the project.

Herewith an overview of the main activities of the last months.

Progress to Month 48

The database

A database was created with the outcomes of the tests in oxy/coal/RFG combustion conditions at International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF), Instytut Energetyki (IEN) and Åbo Akademi (Abo).
The results were obtained from IPFR test rig at IFRF, PEST and CORD test rig at IEN and from single particle reactor at
Åbo Akademi (Abo).

The database is opened to the entire scientific community and is accessible in the public version of the website through the homepage at the following link:


Oxy-Coal Workshop

The last open workshop of the project was organized by IFRF jointly with TUM (Technical University of Munich) in Germany, in the Freising Kardinal-Döpfner-Haus, in tandem with the project eighth RELCOM General Assembly. The workshop was held on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd June 2015 and was chaired by RELCOM project coordinator, Steve Wilcox.

The workshop brought together results from a number of EU and US research projects looking at diverse aspects of oxy-coal combustion in the context of carbon capture and storage. The projects were presented as follows:

  • the Relcom project by Steve Wilcox, University of South Wales, UK;

  • the Oxyflame project by Oliver Hatzfeldt, RWTH Aachen University, Germany;

 • the Polish National Oxyflame by Ryszard Białecki, Silesian University of Technology, Poland;

 • the O2GEN by Ruth Diego, Fundación Ciudad de la Energía, Spain (poster);

  • and the Oxy-coal Research Projects in North America by Phil Smith, Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, University of Utah, USA.

The closing address was given by Filip Verplaetsen from KU Leuven/ADINEX, Belgium who presented the Keynote Lecture "Assessing Explosion Risk in Oxy-coal Combustion Systems".

Presentations, programme and summaries of the introductory comments and the meeting conclusions made during the workshop are freely available for download on the public section of the RELCOM website from PROGRESS/WORKSOP or at

Steve Wilcox
RELCOM Project Coordinator

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