Past meetings

LOW GRADE BIOMASS – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES
TUESDAY 27TH JUNE 2017
AGILENT LECTURE THEATRE, ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, LEEDS


10.30 – 10.40 Welcome to Leeds and Opening RemarksProf Jenny Jones, University of Leeds, Director, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy. Dr Katie Chong, Aston University, Bioenergy Research Group,    European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI).


10.40 – 12.20 SESSION 1 : WASTE WOOD Chaired by Prof Jenny Jones, University of Leeds


11.05 – 11.30 Pre-Treatment of Low Grade Biomass Dr Bijal Gudka, University of Leeds.

11.30 – 11.55 Extending Biomass Fuel Capability – What are the Challenges?Dr Trudy Beeley, RWE Generation SE.

11.55 – 12.20 Metal Aerosol Emissions from Biomass Combustion Dr Karen Finney, Energy 2050, University of Sheffield.


13.30 – 16.00 SESSION 2 : ALTERNATIVE LOW GRADE BIOMASS & WASTES Chaired by Dr Katie Chong, Aston University

13.30 – 13.55 Use of Road Verge Biomass as an AD Feedstock Aaron Brown and Judith Ford, Bioenergy CDT University of Leeds Team and Lincolnshire County Council.

13.55 – 14.20 Land Remediation using Energy Crops : Opportunities and Challenges  Dr Richard Lord, University of Strathclyde.

14.20 – 14.45 End of Waste – What Does this Mean?  Dr Andrew Goddard, Freeland Horticulture Ltd.

14.45 – 15.10 Pyrolysis of Low Grade Biomass and Waste Dr Marion Carrier, Aston University.







THE FUEL AND ENERGY RESEARCH FORUM 1st ANNUAL MEETING AND MEETING OF THE COMBUSTION INTEREST GROUP.

WEDNESDAY 26th APRIL 2017. 
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM.   



10.10 – 12.00 SESSION 1 : MEETING OF THE FERF COMBUSTION INTEREST GROUP, COMBUSTION SAFETY AND FLAME STABILITY.
Chaired by Dr. Gerry Riley, RJM International.  Co-ordinator of the Combustion Interest Group.  

10.10 – 10.30 Utility Perspective on Fuel Safety Dr. Gerry Riley, RJM International.  

10.30 – 11.00 Dust Explosions and their Management (DSEAR) Mr. James Luxford, RWE Generation SE.

11.00 – 11.30 Ignition Risk from Biomass Dust Layers Miss. Yee Sing Chin and Prof. Jenny Jones, University of Leeds.

11.30 – 12.00 Fuel Ignition or Self-heating Prof. Ed Lester, University of Nottingham.


12.00 – 12.50 SESSION 2A : THE CRF/FERF ANNUAL MEETING 

A G E N D A

ii) Review of Actions
iii) Report by Chairman/Secretary
iv) Report by Treasurer
v) The Formal Change of the Forum Constitution 
vi) Election for Vacancies on Executive Committee
vii) Any Other Business



SESSION 2B : REPORTS FROM INTEREST GROUP CHAIRMEN

To include progress in their Divisions during the year 2016 :-

Combustion Dr. Gerry Riley.  
Coal Conversion Prof. John Patrick.
Coal Characterisation Prof. Ed Lester.   
Coal Preparation Mr. Andrew Howells.
Environment Dr. Bill Nimmo. 
Advanced Power Generation Dr. Robin Irons.  


13.40 – 16.20 SESSION 3 : MEETING OF THE FERF COMBUSTION INTEREST GROUP, COMBUSTION SAFETY AND FLAME STABILITY.  
Chaired by Dr. Gerry Riley, RJM International  Co-ordinator of the Combustion Interest Group.  
   
13.40 – 14.00 Waste to Energy Industry View of Health and Safety Concerns Mr. Juergen Schaper, FCC Environment.
  
14.00 – 14.30 Bioaerosols Associated with Biomass to Energy - Worker Exposure and Health Hazards Dr. Brian Crook, Health and Safety Laboratories, Buxton.


 
15.20 – 15.50 Flame Stability Monitoring through Digital Imaging Prof. Yong Yan, University of Kent. 

15.50 – 16.20 Prediction of Flame Stability Prof. Mohamed Pourkashanian, University of Sheffield.



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