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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
10 July 2017
ZEP Press Release on the Magnum Hydrogen Project
On the 7th July, Statoil, Vattenfall and Gasunie signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate the possibilities of converting Vattenfall’s gas power plant Magnum in the Netherlands into a hydrogen-powered plant. The companies also agreed to explore the possibility of combining hydrogen production with Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), which can open up new business opportunities. The Platform published a press release in response to this announcement.
05 July 2017
ZEP Policy Brief - EPS in Capacity Mechanisms
    ZEP welcomes the Commission’s proposal to introduce design principles for capacity mechanisms as described in the winter package in article 23. ZEP particularly welcomes point no 4 which states that “Generation capacity emitting 550 gr CO2/kWh or more shall not be committed in capacity mechanisms 5 years after the entry into force of this Regulation”, and similar for “generation capacity for which a final investment decision has been made after [OP: entry into force]”. Our view is that by setting a 5 year trajectory for an emissions performance standard, this proposal will assist asset planning and reduce the risk of future stranded assets. The proposal may also give a valuable (long-term) signal of the requirement for CCS in the power sector. However it is important to highlight that such an emissions performance standard alone will not drive sufficient carbon reduction to meet Europe’s targets and will not drive CCS without complementary instruments and policies.
29 June 2017
ZEP Press Release: Developments on the ROAD Project
On the 28th June, the Dutch Government announced that the ENGIE Group and Uniper Energy will withdraw from the ROAD Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project in Rotterdam. The Platform published a press release in response to this announcement.  
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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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