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Research and industrial European commitment
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Making the most advantage of our Know-How
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Experienced industrial sectors fully involved
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Modeling the future
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Largest experimental oxy-fuel CFB boiler
O2GEN Project
O2GEN project focuses on one of the most important recommendations of the Zero Emission Platform´s (ZEP) report for the deployment of CCS in the European Union (EU): the use of higher O2 concentrations in oxyfuel combustion reducing the flue gas recirculation and energy penalty. The utilization of Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) oxyfuel combustion enables the reduction of the size of the boiler and the efficiency penalty, resulting in a more environmentally and economically attractive technology.
Latest news
The project celebrates its final meeting
O2Gen celebrated its final meeting in Brussels, last 13th and 14th of January. CIRCE, the project coordinator, hosted the consortium at his offices in Brussels
Great success of the O2GEN international workshop to promote a more competitive and decarbonised power
The O2GEN project celebrated an international workshop to present its latest results, which raised great interest among the international scientific and industry community. The event was held last 18...
Active participation of O2GEN at the 7th International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies
O2GEN was one of the main features during the last edition of the International Conference on Clean Coal Technologies (CCT), where counted with three presentations to show different aspects of the pr...
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23 March 2017
2017 European Parliament Hearing on CCS and Launch of ZEP's 5th Annual Market Economics report
Unlocking Clean Growth through Carbon Capture and Storage 2017 European Parliament Hearing on CCS On 23rd March 2017 (10:00-12:00), Lambert Van Nistelrooij MEP hosted a high-level meeting to discuss the potential for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) to contribute towards meeting Europe's energy, climate and industrial goals. Through a series of moderated panel discussions, the event explored the role of CCS in reducing Europe's carbon dioxide emissions, unlocking clean growth and sustainable jobs through CCS, and considered the respective roles of the EU and Member States in unlocking innovation and accelerating progress on CCS. MEPs from across the poltical spectrum participated in the event alongside high profile speakers from a range of organisations and institutions, including the European Commision, the Norwegian Government, the International Energy Agency (IEA), the European Trade Union Congress (ETUC), the Port of Rotterdam, HeidelbergCement, Gassnova, ZEP, and Bellona Europa. Hosted by Lambert Van Nistelrooij MEP, the event was held in partnership with the European Zero Emission Technology and Innovation Platform (ZEP), the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the International Energy Agency, and Gassnova, the state-owned company responsible for CCS in Norway.     On the same day ZEP published its 5th annual Market Economics report "CCS and Europe's Contribution to the Paris Agreement - Modelling least-cost CO2 reduction pathways". The report estimates that the value of CCS to the EU could exceed €1 trillion between now and 2050, and that CCS could be worth more than €50 billion each year thereafter.      
16 February 2017
ZEP Press Release: Adoption of ETS Report is Crucial for CCS
Brussels, February 15 - The European Parliament today adopted its position on the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The European Zero Emissions Technology & Innovation Platform (ZEP) believes that an ambitious ETS reform is indispensable for both EU climate policy and the continued support for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Europe. Commenting on the vote, Dr. Graeme Sweeney, Chairman of ZEP, said: “Today’s vote is a step towards a more robust EU ETS, with a carbon price that can drive low-carbon innovation. It sends a signal that Europe is serious about meeting its long-term climate goals. CCS is one of the climate technologies needed for the EU to contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The IPCC have concluded that it will be almost impossible to remain within a 2°C limit without CCS and that attempting to do so could increase the cost of tackling climate change by 138%. But time is of the essence. Investment in international CO2 transport and storage infrastructure must start now in order to deploy CCS widely from 2025 – a delay of even 10 years will cost power and industry an extra €200 billion to reach EU climate targets. The right incentives have to be in place to make this happen. The adopted Innovation and Modernisation Funds are vital for the development of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure. This can in turn realise CO2 hubs and low-carbon industrial zones, attracting inward investment and creating a significant number of jobs. We now need to ensure that ‘part-chain’ CCS projects are also eligible and that the funds interact flawlessly with other EU level funding instruments”.
16 February 2017
ZEP Press Release: Adoption of ETS Report is Crucial for CCS
Brussels, February 15 - The European Parliament today adopted its position on the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The European Zero Emissions Technology & Innovation Platform (ZEP) believes that an ambitious ETS reform is indispensable for both EU climate policy and the continued support for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in Europe. Commenting on the vote, Dr. Graeme Sweeney, Chairman of ZEP, said: “Today’s vote is a step towards a more robust EU ETS, with a carbon price that can drive low-carbon innovation. It sends a signal that Europe is serious about meeting its long-term climate goals. CCS is one of the climate technologies needed for the EU to contribute to the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The IPCC have concluded that it will be almost impossible to remain within a 2°C limit without CCS and that attempting to do so could increase the cost of tackling climate change by 138%. But time is of the essence. Investment in international CO2 transport and storage infrastructure must start now in order to deploy CCS widely from 2025 – a delay of even 10 years will cost power and industry an extra €200 billion to reach EU climate targets. The right incentives have to be in place to make this happen. The adopted Innovation and Modernisation Funds are vital for the development of CO2 transport and storage infrastructure. This can in turn realise CO2 hubs and low-carbon industrial zones, attracting inward investment and creating a significant number of jobs. We now need to ensure that ‘part-chain’ CCS projects are also eligible and that the funds interact flawlessly with other EU level funding instruments”.
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 295533
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