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Meet us at the 5th Latin-American Energy Economics Conference, Medellin, March 2015

GFN's Antonio Gómez will present our work on the energy system of El Salvador at the 5th Latin-American Energy Economics Conference in Medellín, Colombia.

GFN to advise BSH on clean and safe combustion

The Numerical Fluid Dynamics group, together with BSH Electrodomésticos and other research groups, has obtained funding from the Spanish Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad to advise BSH on clean and safe combustion technologies for domestic, stove-top burners.

Fluidized Bed Simulation at SPEIC14

GFN's Dr Ana Cubero will present the group's latest developments in the field of numerical simulation of Fluidized Bed Combustors at SPEIC14.

SPEIC14 is an international meeting on sustainable combustion jointly organized by the Portuguese and Spanish sections of The Combustion Institute. It will take place in Lisbon, from 14-17 Nov 2015.


GFN to advise the Ministry of Economy of El Salvador on energy issues

GFN researchers will be advising the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of El Salvador on the likely impact on the electricity tariff of alternative, future options for power generation in El Salvador.

GFN at 4th Spring Colloquium on Forest Ecophysiology

The GFN will be present at 4th Spring Colloquium on Forest Ecophysiology in Añón del Moncayo, Zaragoza, Spain, where Norberto Fueyo will deliver the talk

Trichomes, ambient moisture and transpiration: a fluid-dynamics study

GFN at the NETL Small Scale Challenge Problem for fluidized bed models.

GFN will participate at the NETL Small Scale Challenge Problem (SSCP-I), a blind test for fluidized beds models released by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

GFN at IEAA 2013, Daegu, Korea

GFN will be attending the 36th IAEE International Conference that will be held in Daegu, Korea on June 16–20, 2013. The conference theme is Energy Transition and Policy Challenges, and GFN's Norberto Fueyo will be delivering a paper co-authored with economists from the Asian Development Bank entitled Energy Security, Sustainability and Affordability in Developing Asia 2010–2035: A Quantitative Analysis

GFN at FLEXI BURN Workshop, Ponferrada, 6 Feb 2013

GFN will be present at the FLEXI BURN CFB Workshop in Ponferrada, Spain on Feb 6th.

The FLEXI BURN CFB project aims to develop and demonstrate a power plant concept based on the Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technology combined with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

The workshop will provide an overview of the current status of CCS development by keynote speaker Stanley Santos (Project Manager, IEAGHG).

10th EUROPEAN SOFC FORUM, 26-29 June 2012 Lucerne, Switzerland

GFN is back to Lucerne!

In 2010 GFN presented at the European SOFC Forum the first results of an emerging research line on the numerical simulation of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC). Two years later, we will be back at the Forum to show how this research line has evolved and consolidated.

GFN presence at the 7th OpenFOAM® Workshop

GFN will participate in the 7th OpenFOAM® Workshop that will be held on 25–28 June 2012, in Darmstadt, Germany. OpenFOAM® is the leading open source solution for Computational Fluid Dynamics.

GFN's Antonio Gomez wins PhD Award

GFN's Dr Antonio Gómez has been granted the University of Zaragoza's award to an outstanding PhD thesis (Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado) for his work on Renewable Energy and Energy Scenarios for Spain. The thesis, a remarkable exercise in rigorous quantification, has so far spawned more than 9 papers in international scientific journals.

PhD Thesis on Renewable Energy and Energy Scenarios for Spain

GFN's Antonio Gómez will present his PhD thesis on the quantification of the power sector in Spain. In his work, Antonio has estimated the potential, and costs, of most renewable energies in Spain (including on-shore and off-shore wind, PV and thermoelectric solar, biomass and biofuels), and has shown the possible economic and environmental impacts of several levels of renewable penetration in the Spanish Power system.

PhD Thesis on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

GFN's María Garcia will present her work on the development of an OpenFOAM-based Computational-Fluid-Dynamics model for solid-oxide fuel-cells (SOFCs). The model uses a multi-domain approach to address the several physical processes in the channels, the electrodes and the electrolyte of a microtubular SOFC.

GFN at 6th OpenFOAM Workshop

GFN will present at the 6th OpenFOAM workshop their work on the development of Eulerian-Eulerian multiphase solvers for OpenFOAM.

The contribution

Development of a consistent and conservative Eulerian-Eulerian algorithm for multiphase flows by Ana Cubero, Alberto Sanchez-Insa, Norberto Fueyo

will highlight recent progress in the development of a new Eulerian-Eulerian, multiphase solver for OpenFOAM.

GFN at the conference "Generating the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Society"

Norberto Fueyo will deliver a presentation entitled Sustainable Hydrogen: Cost and Impacts at the 7th Annual International Conference, Exhibition and Partnering Event "Generating the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Society", Birmingham, 30 March 2011.

GFN to advise the Asian Development Bank on energy in Central Asia

GFN has been contracted by the Manila-based Asian Development Bank to conduct an assessment of the energy sectors in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Download here the executive summary of the final reports:

El GFN colabora en el proyecto MotoStudent

El GFN ha dirigido la realización del Proyecto Fin de Carrera de dos estudiantes de la EUITIZ dentro del proyecto MotoStudent. Aitor Aladrén y Javier Añón han utilizado software de Fluidododinámica Computacional de dominio público para calcular la aerodinámica del carenado, y optimizado su diseño.

Towards Sustainable Combustion 2010

The GFN was the main organizer of the conference SPEIC10: Towards Sustainable Combustion.

SPEIC10 is a scientific conference on Combustion and related fields, jointly organised by the Portuguese and Spanish Sections of the Combustion Institute. It took place in the island of Tenerife (Spain), on 16–18 June 2010. The Conference was attended by around 100 researchers from over 20 countries and 4 continents. It featured 5 Keynote Lectures, and about 70 contributed papers.

Further information here

El GFN en el ateneo del CPS

Norberto Fueyo participará en el Ateneo del CPS el 26/05/2010 a las 18:00 con la conferencia: Energías renovables: cuántas, cuánto y cuentos

Potencial e impacto de las energías renovables en España

Norberto Fueyo participará el 12 de noviembre en el ciclo de conferencias “Alternativas energéticas a debate”, organizado por Ibercaja con la dirección técnica de César Dopazo, con la conferencia Potencial e impacto de las energías renovables en España

GFN at 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment [sic!] Systems

Norberto Fueyo will attend the 5th Dubrovnik Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems in September 2009 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, where he will deliver the presentation Spanish Energy Roadmap to 2020: Socio-economic implications of renewable targets

GFN at 10th Conference on Energy for a Clean Environment in Lisbon

Carlos Montañés will deliver at the 10th Conference on Energy for a Clean Environment in Lisbon, Portugal, the presentation Computational evaluation of wall rings in wet flue-gas desulfurizati­on plants