The 11th International Conference on Stability, Handling and Use of Liquid Fuels

Theme:  Challenges for the Use of New Fuels for the 21st Century


Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Date: October 18-22, 2009
Attendees: 148 Delegates; 34 Guests
Conference Chairman: Robert E. Morris

The InterContinental Praha in Prague, Czech Republic was the venue for the 11th Conference organized by the International Association for the Stability, Handling and Use of Liquid Fuels. The conference began with an opening reception at the Zlata Praha Restaurant on the rooftop of the InterContinental Praha on Sunday, 18th October, and ended with a closing dinner at the Ufleki Brewery, the oldest brewery in Prague, on the 22nd October 2009. There were 148 delegates and 34 spouses/guests in attendance from 23 countries. Delegates viewed 14 poster presentations and 19 company exhibits at the conference.

Keynote addresses were given by William E. Harrison, III, of the US Air Force Research Laboratory on Alternative Fuels - Strategy and Results; and Vladimir Matejovsky, Independent Advisor to The Institute of Fuels and Lubricants in the Czech Republic on Automotive Fuels in the Czech Republic–Production, Distribution, Quality and Quality Assessment Systems. These were excellent presentations relating to "Challenges for the Use of New Fuels for the 21st Century," the theme of the 11th Conference.

The third John D. Bacha Student Excellence Award was presented to Nelly Klinkspon from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, for her paper entitled, Impact of Biodeterioration of Diesel Fuel Systems.

The Nahum Por Award was presented to Steven R. Westbrook, for his leadership and promotion of the Association over the past few years. IASH Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to Stanford Seto and Vic Hughes for their dedicated efforts in this field throughout their careers. All awardees were present at the Gala Dinner to receive their awards.

Forty-eight presentations were given in ten sessions that included the following topics:
  • Aviation Fuels
  • Biofuels
  • Additives & Additive Related Properties
  • Fuel Filtration & Cleanliness
  • Challenges in Fuel Distribution & Storage
  • Synthetic & Alternative Fuels I
  • Synthetic & Alternative Fuels II
  • Middle Distillate Fuels and Heavy Oils
  • Microbiological Contamination & Biodegradation
  • Analytical Methodology
Conference Proceedings are available to members on-line through the IASH Library. Proceedings are available on CD-ROM to members at a cost of $30. Contact the IASH Administrator, Shirley Bradicich, at [email protected] to order.  

The Conference Chairman and the IASH Board of Directors would like to thank all of the presenters for their time and effort in producing excellent presentations and the delegates themselves for supporting the conference by their attendance and active participation.

Many thanks to the 23 sponsoring organizations and companies without whose financial support we would not have been able to stage such a memorable 11th Conference:

Gold Sponsor: Fuel Quality Services, Inc.

Silver Sponsors: Air BP, Energy Institute, ExxonMobil Aviation, GE Water & Process Technologies; PAC; Parker Hannifin; Pratt & Whitney; Saybolt; Shell Aviation; Supreme Fuels Testing FZE; University of Dayton Research Institute; US Defense Energy Support Center.

Exhibitors: D2 Incororated, ECHA Microbiology Ltd.; Facet International; GE Aviation; Intertek; Kam Controls, Inc.; Lanxess Deutschland; PAMAS GmbH; Seta Analytics; US Naval Research Laboratory.

Robert E. Morris,
Conference Chairman / 1st Vice-Chairman IASH.