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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...
Latest sector news
25 April 2017
ZEP Meeting Note: 2017 European Parliamentary Hearing on CCS
On the 23rd March, ZEP held a European Parliamentary Hearing on CCS "Unlocking Clean Growth through Carbon Capture and Storage". The event was hosted by MEP Lambert Van Nistelrooij (EPP, NL), and was co-hosted by Gassnova, the Norwegian Ministry for Petroleum and Energy, and the International Energy Agency (IEA).   A meeting note summarising the event can be downloaded here.
25 April 2017
Launch of ZEP report Commercial Scale Feasibility of Clean Hydrogen
ZEP has published a new report "Commercial Scale Feasibility of Clean Hydrogen". The report investigates the potential of decarbonised hydrogen produced through CCS on natural gas ("clean"/"low GHG emissions" hydrogen) and concludes that hydrogen has the potential to decarbonise a number of different industries and play a key role in Europe's energy transition. Clean hydrogen could be an accelerator of the hydrogen economy and if located in industrial clusters - where several large users of hydrogen can co-exist - hydrogen production with CCS could also trigger the initiation of CCS transport and storage networks. The technologies required to produce clean hydrogen from natural gas are available today, with multiple projects already capturing CO2 from the hydrogen production process. The report and accompanying press release can be downloaded here.
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.      
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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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