2024 > Keynote program

- Biofuels and Synthetic Fuels Combustion

Nicolas Jeuland, SAFRAN

Keynote title: The road towards 100%SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuels) : focus on combustion challenges


  • Former head of the « Fuels, Lubricant and emissions department » and fuel expert for IFPEN (former French Institute of Petroleum) during 15 years.
  • Since 2014 within Safran as Fellow expert in the field of fuels, alternative fuels and aviation environmental impact, in charge of the Coordination of Safran R&T roadmap on SAF, hydrogen and non-CO2 impacts.
  • Leader of several working groups in major EU initiatives : ACARE (Advisory Council for Aviation Research in Europe), Hydrogen Europe, ETIP Bioenergy (European Technology and Innovation Plateform on Bioenergy)
  • Reserve officer (Col) for the French energy logistic agency (SEO) in charge of decarbonisation roadmaps of armed forces
  • Associated member of the French Academie de l’Air et de l’Espace
  • Sherpa of Mr Dalbies, chair of aviation pillar of the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuels European Alliance.

- Ammonia Combustion

Mario Ditaranto, SINTEF

keynote title: Pressurized combustion of decomposed ammonia fuels


Mario Ditaranto is Chief Scientist at SINTEF Energy Research with 25 years of professional experience in combustion technologies for power (gas turbines and combined cycles) and industrial processes (e.g. melting, Waste-to-Energy, Cement). He holds a PhD from CORIA-Université of Rouen in experimental oxy-fuel combustion and at SINTEF he has focused on combustion in relation with CO2 capture technologies (CCS) and burner development for low Carbon emission fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia.

- Hydrogen Combustion

Konstantina Vogiatzaki, Oxford University

keynote title: Hydrogen as a potential net zero energy carrier for transportation and local power: From microscale modelling to large scale system safety


Konstantina Vogiatzaki is an Associate Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, and Fellow at Somerville College. She is also an elected member of the UK branch of the Combustion Institute and of the Combustion Dynamics Group of the Institute of Physics (IoP).  Konstantina leads research into multiscale computational modelling that helps answer fundamental question in the broad field of fluid dynamics, phase change, turbulence, and heat transfer at extreme temperature conditionsHer main focus is developing novel numerical tools based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Machine Learning (ML) that support the virtual design of low-carbon footprint propulsion and energy systems. She graduated from the Department of Applied Mathematics at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2005, and obtained her PhD from Imperial College London (2010). She was awarded the Bernard Lewis Fellowship by the Combustion Institute in 2010 and the “Hinshelwood Prize” in 2016. In 2018 she was awarded a UKRI Fellowship to investigate the dynamics of cryogenic fluids.  Her research has received continuous EPSRC funding as well as support by industry, Innovate UK, EU, and UKRI.

- Other Topics on New Modes of Combustion

Ewa Marek, Cambridge University

keynote title: Benefits and challenges of chemical looping in delivering low-carbon and carbon-capture-ready processes


Dr Ewa Marek is an associate professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge and a fellow of Jesus College. Before that, for five years, she was a post-doctoral associate in the Engineering Department, also in Cambridge. She worked for six years on industrial R&D and advanced measurement methods in Nottingham (UK), Petten (Netherlands) and Warsaw (Poland). She studied energy and chemical processing (BEng, MSc) in Cracow and carbon capture processes (PhD) in Katowice (both in Poland).

- Solid Biomass Combustion

Anthony Dufour, LRGP

Keynote title: Pyrolysis and gasification of biomass: from mechanisms to reactors

 Anthony Dufour is a research scientist at CNRS (The National Center for Scientific Research, France) working on the thermochemical conversion of biomass and wastes. His main research interests are: fundamentals of biomass pyrolysis (by mass spectrometry, in-situ analysis, etc.), reactivity of carbons, catalysis for tar reforming or bio-oil hydrodeoxygenation, development of pyrolysis, liquefaction and gasification reactors, interdisciplinary assessment of bioenergy routes. He was instrumental in organising the international symposiums PYRO2016, ISGA2021 (with G. Mauviel) and PyroLiq2019 and 2023 (with F. Berruti, M. Garcia-Perez and W. Prins). He has collaborated with 100+ researchers. He currently works with various industrial companies. He served as an editor of Journal of Analytical & Applied Pyrolysis (Elsevier) from 2017 to 2020. He is currently the executive editor of Energy & Fuels (ACS).

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