The Right Stuff

Written by Fabrice Giuliani, CEO

Please allow me to steal Tom Wolfe’s title a few seconds to congratulate Markus Stütz, who successfully received his Doctor degree on Friday, 24th of May 2019. He did his Ph.D. at the Institute of Materials Science, Joining and Forming at TU Graz and his topic was about “On the Welding Behavior of Molybdenum and Its Alloys”.

 

 

 

Markus is among others also the designer of the siren and the fastest man in the running squad at CBOne. It is a pleasure to see him get these two small letters, namely “Dr.” that are not so easy to get at all.

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La Belle Equipe

The traditional "Kleeblattlauf" took place on the 22d of June. As usual, this event closures the academic year. It is a fest, where sports first take place, and then comes relaxing and enjoying the time and the company of fellow people and colleagues.

The running squad mit number 284. 35mins25', record broken, but OK the track has been shortened...

Let us change the order: from right to left, Mrs Paulitsch (project rePorT), Mr Stuetz (alumnus, Siren-3G), Mrs Moosbrugger (MethaNull, emootion) and Fabrice Giuliani. The picture was taken by Mr Mader (alumnus, Siren-E) and Mr Pfefferkorn (alumnus, emotion, rePorT) is somewhere on the field maybe with Mr Andracher from FH Joanneum (consortial partner, emo(o)tion).

I would like to pay tribute to the fellow runners, and to those who made and make Combustion Bay One a nice place to work in.

Fabrice Giuliani

Charlotte For Ever

(Okay– even if this is not exactly the subject -please allow me with this title to pay tribute to Charlotte Gainsbourg :)

We wish to thank the ASME and all of the organisers at the Turbo Expo for the great conference that took place last month in Charlotte, South Carolina. We presented our latest progress on advanced  combustion monitoring and innovative low-emission processes. Charlotte will remain to me one of the greatest editions of the ASME Turbo Expo, competing for the first place in my personal best-of with Barcelona 2006!

Lukas Andracher from FH Joanneum presented the joint works on the project “emotion” (GT2017-63626),
while the author of these lines (Fabrice Giuliani from CBOne) was in charge of the project “MethaNull” (GT2017-64429)

Our presence at this conference was supported by the FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency) together with the BMVIT (Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology) in the frame of the ”TAKE-OFF” programme (Contract 850470), and by the SFG (Styrian Business Promotion Agency) in the frame of the contract Welt!Markt 1000044931. We would like to pay tribute to all parties.

In this article you find press releases, as well as the links to the article specifics and corresponding slides.

 

 

Five Stars

Combustion Bay One is five years old!

CBOne was officially opened on the 27th of March 2012. At that time we were rushing a bit to get the first contract officially signed with the official stamp of an engineering office!

Five years. Fifteen people directly involved. Eleven publications. Twelve presentations in renowned international congresses and conferences. Two proprietary technologies... See all counts for all what can be counted in the detailed section.

Many students. Many slides. Many km. Many many contacts and a happy few… who turned eventually into our dear Clients! The small "r" in cont(r)act is not trivial. A lot of sweat. A lot of humor, sometimes bittersweet, often good. A lot of smiles. A lot of laughs. 

We thank good luck. We appreciate the wide spectrum of things done. 

I rise my glass. Not only to these five years, but also to a bright future. 

To CBOne. To the people who made it. Cheers!

Fabrice Giuliani, CEO

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The air we breathe

A breathtaking picture in the Parisian outskirts during the pollution peak with particulate matter in Dec. 2016

Normally, at this time we publish our Season’s Greetings. However, this December’s headlines are about remarkable pollution peaks observed during week 49 (6-9.12.2016) in Mailand, Brussels, London and Paris. This time, the concentration in particulate matter was alarming. The exceptionally nice weather and its absence of wind just made things worse.

The alert for most large cities in Europe is given when a concentration in particle matter with size smaller than 10 microns (PM10) above 50µg/m3 is achieved. A sub-category of it is the group of particles smaller than 2.5 µg/m3. These are known to deposit in our breathing cavities and organs, and possibly interact with our blood. The WHO recommends a maximum concentration of PM2,5 of 10µg/m3. 

Quoting the European Environment Agency (EEA), "air pollution remains the single largest environmental health hazard in Europe, resulting in a lower quality of life due to illnesses and an estimated 467 000 premature deaths per year".

Roughly one third of these particles come from industrial combustion processes. And this is a figure one can reduce, namely with better combustion. This is what we do at Combustion Bay One.

Support CBOne by helping us to promote and deploy our MethaNull technology. We can bend these numbers. We can breathe a cleaner air. Complete combustion will reduce drastically the production of particulate matter. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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