IFRF is the research and networking hub of the global combustion and energy community.

We perform research, facilitate access to research capabilities and expertise worldwide, and disseminate information. Our mission is to advance applied combustion research and to promote cooperation and information transfer throughout the international combustion and energy arena.

with a worldwide network of

  • End-users, designers and suppliers of fired heating equipment 
  • Process and system engineers and consultants 
  • Energy suppliers 
  • R&D/technology developers
  • Universities and research institutes

through IFRF Membership.  For organisations or independent individuals....

Free resource!

IFRF maintains a database of the principal combustion and biofuels research test rigs available across Europe.

Browse the rigs by owner or search for a specific match to your research requirements....

"The Extended Discrete Element Method (XDEM) Applied to Drying of a Packed Bed"

Reconciling discrete solid phases with continuous fluid phases is a challenge for the numerical simulation of gas-solid systems.  The paper presents an extension of the Discrete Element Method to include properties of the individual particles such as internal temperature.  Authored by Bernhard Peters et al., Université du Luxembourg.

The IFRF Exchange is a private and secure virtual community linking IFRF Members online. network-and-flame.png

With your IFRF user name and password ready, you can browse the IFRF database of Member Organisations to identify and contact some 1000 individual experts active in the combustion field all over the world.

Two EU co-funded special projects in which IFRF has partner status:

  • RELCOM “Reliable and Efficient Combustion of Oxygen/Coal/Recycled Flue Gas Mixtures”

  • BRISK “Biofuels Research Infrastructure for Sharing Knowledge”