Development and Evaluation of Sustainable Technologies for Flexible Operation of Conventional Power Plants.

Lead Research Organisation: Durham University
Department Name: Engineering

Abstract

The increasing amounts of renewable energy present on the national grid reduce C02 emissions caused by electrical power but they fit into an electrical grid designed for fossil fuels. Fossil fuels can be turned on and off at will and so are very good at matching variations in load. Renewable energy in the form of wind turbines is more variable (although that variability is much more predictable than most people think) and there is a need for existing power plants to operate much more flexibly to accommodate the changing power output from wind, tidal and solar power.

This work brings together five leading Universities in the UK and a number of industrial partners to make conventional power plants more flexible. The research covers a wide range of activities from detailed analysis of power station parts to determine how they will respond to large changes in load all the way up to modelling of the UK electrical network on a national level which informs us as to the load changes which conventional power plants will need to supply.

The research work is divided up into a number of "workpackages" for which each University is responsible together they contribute to four major themes in the proposal: Maintaining Plant Efficiency, Improving Plant Flexibility, Increasing Fuel Flexibility and Delivering Sustainability.

Cambridge University will be conducting research into wet steam methods. Water is used as the working fluid in power plant as it has excellent heat transfer properties. However in the cold end of power extraction turbine the steam starts to condense into water and droplets form this is especially a problem at part load. The work at Cambridge will allow this process to be predicted better and lead to better designs.

Durham University will contribute two different work packages: modelling work of the entire UK power system and the introduction of the world's first dynamically controlled clearance seal. The modelling work will enable the requirements for plant flexibility to be determined accurately. The dynamic seal developed in conjunction with a major UK manufacturer will allow the turbine to maintain performance as the load varies.

Oxford University - Improved Heat Transfer Methods for Turbine Design. The output from this work will be a highly accurate coupled fluid flow and heat transfer calculations that will enable designers to better predict the thermal transients inside power stations.

Leeds and Edinburgh University will lead work on increasing the use of biomass fuels. The modelling work at Leeds will allow plant operators to devise suitable measures to minimise the environmental impact of burning biomass.

Leeds and Edinburgh University will contribute the development of a Virtual Power Plant Simulation Tool This work acts as a bridge between the different project partners as inputs from the models produced at Durham, Cambridge, Oxford and Leeds are combined. This tool based on the latest research findings can be used to optimize transient operations such as fast start-up and load following as wind turbine output varies.

Planned Impact

The organisations that will benefit from this research include: academics, industry and the general public.

Academics will benefit from the production of high quality scholarly output, presented on the project website, at leading international conferences and in archived journal publications. The integrated nature of the consortium means that outputs will be produced that bring together traditionally disparate areas of research as well as advancing the state of the art in areas such as biomass combustion.

Industry will be benefit from the tools, technology and techniques that are produced from the consortium. This proposal has a significant number of industrial partners ranging from power station equipment manufacturers (Alstom Power), though software suppliers (ANSYS UK) to power station operators (SSE) to network operators (National Grid) and engineering consultants (SKM (Europe). These industrial partners who have been involved in the proposal since its formation will guide the outputs and ensure they are immediately applicable. This research will also produce a number of highly trained researchers who will depart to work outside the University sector transferring know-how and skills to the private sector.

Finally the general public will benefit as at the end of this research program CO2 emissions will be reduced during flexible operation and a key barrier to enabling more renewable energy onto the UK electrical grid will have been overcome.

Publications

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Clements Alastair G. (2015) Evaluation of FSK models for radiative heat transfer under oxyfuel conditions in Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer

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Fadl M (2018) Full conjugate heat transfer modelling for steam turbines in transient operations in International Journal of Thermal Sciences

 
Description The research work in this project has resulted in:
1. Development and validation of a new type of dynamic clearance control shaft seal for turbines which undergoing further development to higher TRL by GE.
2. Improved conjugate heat transfer methods for steam turbine designs which are being incorprated in GE design methods.
3. Advances in the understanding of wet steam flows in low pressure steam tubines
4. Better characterisation of selected biomass fuels based on both laboratory scale and pilot plant testing.
Exploitation Route The project was carried out in close collaboration with the former ALSTOM Power organisation which has been part of GE Power since 2015. The methods and technology developments such as the new sealing technology are being taken forward by the company and have been disseminated to others through publications, workshops and other outreach events.
Sectors Energy,Environment

URL https://www.dur.ac.uk/dei/projects/futurepower/
 
Description Work at Durham University on a new type of active clearance control turbine shaft seal has now progressed to the point that the concept is validated. GE Power has conducted close to product testing on a facility at Braunschweig University in Germany during 2017, which has moved the development on to TRL 7. GE Power has provided additional funding for the design and manufacture of the seal components by Durham University for the Braunschweig testing. Oxford University hold regular conference calls with GE Power as their work on improving heat transfer methods for steam turbine calculations progresses. The results are starting in influence the company's capabilities in this area.
Sector Energy
Impact Types Economic

 
Description Additives to Mitigate against Slagging and Fouling in Biomass Combustion--addition of Coal PFA
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Funding ID URMS number: 147605 
Organisation Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2018
 
Description CE Generation
Amount £62,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 149966 
Organisation Clean Electricity Generation UK LTD 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description EPSRC opening new fuels
Amount £1,035,606 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M015351/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2017
 
Description Industrial CASE
Amount £27,500 (GBP)
Organisation Alstom 
Department Alstom UK
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description Industrial CASE PhD Studentship - Development of fluid-curtain sealing technology
Amount £107,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N509140/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 10/2019
 
Description NANOMEMC2
Amount € 4,200,000 (EUR)
Funding ID URMS number: 147326 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2021
 
Description PACT National Facility
Amount £2,476,327 (GBP)
Organisation Department of Energy and Climate Change 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2012 
End 06/2016
 
Description SUPERGEN BioEnergy Hub Small Grants Fund
Amount £4,536 (GBP)
Organisation University of Manchester 
Department SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 10/2016
 
Description Ansys 
Organisation Ansys, Inc
Department ANSYS UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research teams at Oxford (conjugate heat transfer modelling) and Cambridge (wet steam modelling) are carrying out research work that is expected to results in improved models for Ansys codes.
Collaborator Contribution Ansys have provided commercial software licences for their products to Oxford, Cambridge and Durham universities, as their contribution to the project.
Impact Too early
Start Year 2013
 
Description GE Power 
Organisation Alstom
Department Alstom UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution ALSTOM have been a collaborator with the Consortium from the bid stage. They are co-funding work and supporting work packages at all five of the collaborating Universities
Collaborator Contribution ALSTOM are supplying cash support to various partners (£410k total) plus in-king support in the form of design support and access to data/studies.
Impact None to date - too early
Start Year 2013
 
Description International Flame Research Foundation (IFRF)-PACT National Facilities 
Organisation International Flame Research Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Collaboration agreement between IFRF-UK and PACT national facilities: we will provide technical support to IFRF experimental projects. The partnership will include, our combustion/emission control expertise, intellectual input or the training of staff from industry. It also includes access to data, equipment or facilities.
Collaborator Contribution The members of International Flame Research Foundation will use the PACT national facilities to test their energy systems, fuels and new and novel low carbon devices.
Impact New collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description PSE Process Simulation 
Organisation Process Systems Enterprise Limited (PSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research team is working with PSE software to develop virtual reality dynamic simulation of the power plants. In addition we provide data from pilot scale facility to validate the new models.
Collaborator Contribution Providing technical support, seminars and software.
Impact A number of journal publications joint submission of research proposals joint seminars, workshops and CPD courses
Start Year 2015
 
Description Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) Limited 
Organisation Process Systems Enterprise Limited (PSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team will help to develop PSE's gPROM modelling capability for improved steam power plant boiler modelling and dynamic plant simulation capability.
Collaborator Contribution PSE will contribute the following in-kind support; Engagement with the project in the shaping of the research and providing general advice on modelling and model analysis needs (value £10,000 per annum), as part of the project advisory board 5 days' worth of technical support and general modelling advice, in particular with respect to constructing dynamic models (value £6,350 per annum) In addition to the existing preferential licence arrangements with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Sheffield, PSE will offer 2x4-year academic gPOWER licences @ £2,500 per annum . The above items are offered as in-kind support totalling a value of £21,350 per year.
Impact To early in project.
Start Year 2015
 
Description SSE Plc 
Organisation Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The research team is engaged in various activities which will ultimately result in the development of a Virtual Power Plant Simulation tool. SSE are interested in the outcome of this research.
Collaborator Contribution SSE are contributing access to data and the results of studies to contribute to the consortium's work.
Impact Too soon
Start Year 2013
 
Description iiESI 
Organisation European Energy Research Alliance (EERA)
Country Belgium 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Input to scoping documents of field of energy systems integration - EERA Joint Programme scheme of work, and International Institute for Energy Systems Integration green paper and other reports
Collaborator Contribution Overall coordination of activity in ESI, further intellectual input to reports, event organisation
Impact All disciplines relating to energy systems are involved. EERA JP in ESI scheme of work
Start Year 2014
 
Description iiESI 
Organisation Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)
Department ISIS Neutron and Muon Source
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Input to scoping documents of field of energy systems integration - EERA Joint Programme scheme of work, and International Institute for Energy Systems Integration green paper and other reports
Collaborator Contribution Overall coordination of activity in ESI, further intellectual input to reports, event organisation
Impact All disciplines relating to energy systems are involved. EERA JP in ESI scheme of work
Start Year 2014
 
Title FSCK Radiation SubModel for CFD codes V1 
Description New radiation sub model to predict the combustion of Oxy-coal more accurately. 
Type Of Technology New/Improved Technique/Technology 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact The performance of Commercial CFD codes to predict the combustion of oxy-fuels has been enhanced significantly. The radiation prediction in power plant boilers is crucial for accurate and realistic calculations of the overall performance and it is of great importance to utility industry and OEMs. 
 
Description 10th European Conference on Coal Research and its Applications ECCRIA (Hull) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation - Single particle combustion studies on solid biomass
Presenting recent results of research activities
Resulted in invitation to submit an article for publication
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.maggichurchouseevents.co.uk/crf/
 
Description 1st Future Conventional Power Training Workshop (Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation titled "Future Conventional Power: Experimental Programme for the 250 kW Combustion Test Facility at PACT" - by Dr János Szuhánszki and Dr Karen N Finney. Detailing plans for testing on the Sheffield University PACT Facilities as part of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 1st Future Conventional Power Workshop (Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on research undertaken by University of Leeds, Fuel Flexibility researchers on the various Future Conventional Power tasks assigned.
Interaction with fellow researchers on FCP and related projects including BIOCAP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 1st International Biomass Emissions Conference (Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation - Potassium release patterns during combustion of single particles of biomass
Presentation on results of FCP research activity relevant to emissions from combustion of biomass
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/short-courses/BiomassEmissionsConference.shtml
 
Description 1st International Biomass Emissions Conference (Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation - Single particle and nitrogen partitioning studies for fuel flexibility in power stations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.engineering.leeds.ac.uk/short-courses/BiomassEmissionsConference.shtml
 
Description 22nd International Symposium on Combustion Processes (Poland) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation - Potassium release patterns during combustion of single particles of biomass
Presentation of results of FCP research activities
Resulted in invitation to submit article for publication
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.itc.polsl.pl/symposium2015/
 
Description 2nd Future Conventional Power Training Workshop (Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on integrated test programme with the Conventional Power 'Opening New Fuels' challenge project, "Future Conventional Power and Opening New Fuels: Test Campaigns using the 250 kW Combustion Test Facility at PACT" by Dr János Szuhánszki and Dr Karen N Finney, University of Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 2nd Future Conventional Power Workshop (Sheffield) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on research undertaken by University of Leeds, Fuel Flexibility researchers on the various Future Conventional Power tasks assigned.
Interaction with fellow researchers on FCP and related projects including ONF (Opening New Fuels).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ASME Tutorial 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Tutorial session on Modelling Wet Steam Flow presented at the ASME by the co-I (Alexander White)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Blog article on energy modelling 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Blog article on good modelling practice, as part of a University of Edinburgh series relating to the Scottish Government's energy strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://blogs.sps.ed.ac.uk/global-environment-society-academy/2017/05/22/energy-systems-modelling-mod...
 
Description Café Scientifique (York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Oral presentation - 'Power from Biomass'
Presentation on the future of conventional power and the role of biomass fuels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2015
URL http://www.ypsyork.org/events/power-from-biomass/
 
Description Coal Research Forum - Meeting of the Environment and Coal Characterisation Divisions 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation - Thermal Conductivity In Solid Biomass Fuels
Presenting results of experimental work to expert audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.coalresearchforum.org/pastmeetings.html
 
Description Energy Foundation China) workshop 'Unlocking Flexibility in the Chinese Grid' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk sparked further research collaboration with the Energy Systems Group at University College Dublin, who were also present at the meeting.

The Durham Energy Institute has now participated in a Research Symposium at University College Dublin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description General Assembly Outreach Meeting 'Engineering Challenges for the Future of Conventional Power Generation.' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was a 1 day event held at the Benn Hall in Rugby on 14th November 2017 aimed at publicising the research outputs and achievements from the project so far. The aim was to attract a mainly industrial audience. Rugby was chosen for the venue because of its UK central location and the GE Power factory sites in the town.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IEA Clean Coal Centre Workshop (Drax) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Oral presentation - On the relationship between biomass particle size and burn-out
Presentation on the results of FCP research and its relevance to power station operators and designers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://cofiring5.coalconferences.org/ibis/cofiring5/home
 
Description IET website video: Renewable Power in Yorkshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A 15 minute video about the current and future renewable power industry in Yorkshire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://communities.theiet.org/communities/videos/210/1024
 
Description International Wet Steam Modelling Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A collaborative project was initiated by the RA at Cambridge (Dr Joerg Starzmann) to bring together all organisations worldwide working on wet steam modelling, to collate and compare performance of numerical methods.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
URL https://www.vle.cam.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=92141
 
Description Invited presentations to UK industrial mathematics community 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Chris Dent has given invited presentations at:
- Turing Gateway to Mathematics event on "Maths and Public Policy - Cities & Infrastructure", see http://www.turing-gateway.cam.ac.uk/mpci_mar2015-programme
- KTN Industrial Mathematics community event, to stimulate interest in links between the mathematical sciences community and energy systems applications
- KTN "Mathematics in Energy Systems" workshop, see https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/energy-catalyst-brokerage-event-london-tickets-19192257559?aff=erelexporg

This outreach activity drew together experience from a number of different EPSRC projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Joint Meeting of the British, Portuguese and Spanish Sections of the Combustion Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation: Flame-combustion studies on single particles of solid biomass
Results of experimental work on single particle combustion (including potassium release) presented to other combustion research scientists
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.combustion.org.uk/
 
Description Results of the International Wet-Steam Modelling Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference presentation delivered by Dr Joerg Starzmann at the Wet Steam Conference Prague, Sep 12-14, 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Assembly (Aston) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation - Single particle combustion studies on solid biomass fuels
Raising awareness of FCP research activities within the bioenergy community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.supergen-bioenergy.net/news-and-events/supergen-bioenergy-hub-annual-assembly-2014---time...
 
Description SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Assembly (Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation - Overview of FCP fuel flexibility research
Raising awareness of the FCP Research Consortium and its objectives
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.supergen-bioenergy.net/news/first-supergen-bioenergy-hub-assembly.htm
 
Description SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Assembly (Rothamsted) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Oral presentation - Thermal conductivity in solid biomass fuels
Presentation of results of research undertaken under FCP activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.supergen-bioenergy.net/news-and-events/events/supergen-bioenergy-hub-annual-assembly-2015...
 
Description SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub Researcher's Day (Bath) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Oral presentation - Differences in combustion behaviour of various biomass feedstocks for large scale power generation
Short presentation on issues relating to fuel flexibility and the objectives of the respective FCP research theme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description School Science Cafe, Archbishop Holgate School (York) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Lunchtime Science Café presentation to 11-15yrs students on future of conventional power and opportunities of biomass fuel
Including Q and A and discussion of environmental impacts of power generation and use of biomass
Good, positive feedback from pupils and staff - confirming that knowledge and awareness of biomass combustion for power was raised
Engagement resulted in invitation to attend Primary teacher training activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Seminar and research discussions at NREL 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation and research discussions at National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Denver, CO, developing common interests in resource adequacy assessment and energy system modelling. Particular topics under energy system modelling are the incorporation of operational constraints into planning models, and uncertainty quantification in plannign models, linking to the Future Conventional Power project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seminar- Brown University, Providence RI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation: Flame-combustion studies on single particles of solid biomass
Visits to Chemical Engineering research laboratories (combustion and environmental emissions research)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Engineering/Labs/Suuberg/Home.html
 
Description Seminar- North Eastern University, Boston MA 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Oral presentation: Flame-combustion studies on single particles of solid biomass
Visit to NEU laboratories and discussion of possible research collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.coe.neu.edu/people/levendis-yiannis
 
Description The 14th Annual APGTF Workshop - 'The Role of Fossil Fuel Power Plant in Providing Flexible Generation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation given immediately following a presentation by our partner Flex-E-Plant consortium. Good complete overview of EPSRC funded work in this area resulted. Talks sparked several questions amongst interested parties. This meeting provided an excellent opportunity to advertise the work of the consortium and the intended outputs to industry practitioners.

Phil Sharman, chairman of APGTF became more aware of the consortium's work and has used some of the information in subsequent presentations to other bodies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The Coal Research Forum 25th Annual Meeting - 'Combustion for Low Carbon Power Generation' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Consortium partners gave 2 presentations at the meeting which sparked lively discussion.

Improved general awareness of our consortium and it's work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The Science and Engineering of Wet Steam Flows 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote address by Dr A J White at the 3AF International Conference on Applied Aerodynamics (5-6 April 2016, Strasbourg, France).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation - Potassium release patterns during combustion of single particles of biomass
Presentation at University of Sao Paulo on FCP research
Followed up with visit to biomass combustion plant at nearby sugar-mill (Sao Martinho)
Made useful contacts in Brazilian industry and academic institutions
Discussions on possible student exchanges or future collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit to Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation - Single particle combustion studies on solid biomass
Presentation of FCP research activities to bioenergy and combustion researchers in Brazil
Information on related research exchanged
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit to industry colleagues in California to broaden impact links 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to colleagues in California, including CA Independent System Operator, Public Utilities Commission, Stanford Research International, Electric Power Research Institute. Aim is to broaden impact of EPSRC work on uncertainty quantification in complex computer models, including discussion of future collaboration and industry projects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017