The 42nd Task Leaders Meeting


     The 42nd Task Leaders Meeting (TLM) was held August 24-27, 2020.  The meeting was virtual due to the ongoing pandemic.  Each Task held virtual workshops prior to the meeting. Task Leaders then presented summaries at the TLM.  Representative from the Bioenergy and AMF TCPs also joined the meeting and presented overviews of their respective TCPS and potential areas for collaboration. 

     The TLM continues to provide a unique opportunity for the leaders of the Combustion TLM collaborative tasks to bring all the task participants together for detailed technical exchanges as well as programmatic coordination.  The tasks involved were the seven current tasks in the TLM on Gas Engines, Gas Turbines, Low Temperature Combustion, Sprays in Combustion, Soot, Solid Fuels and Combustion Chemistry. 

     Despite pandemic challenges, between 45 and 55 researchers and program managers attended daily from all 11 member countries.  The TLM was organized by the Frank Behrendt (Combustion TCP Chair) and Sebastian Kaiser of Germany.