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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
22 June 2016
EU ETS funding modalities crucial to CCS deployment
The Environment Council debated the reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) Directive on June 20th, 2016. The EU ETS, a central pillar of the EU’s climate policy, is a key tool for achieving the EU’s decarbonisation targets and for enabling the block’s contribution to pursuing a 1.5˚C limit endorsed in the Paris Agreement. The system, intended to provide a predictable, meaningful and robust carbon price, would have been a key long-term driver for critical low-carbon technologies such as Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS). However, due to the currently low carbon price, additional funding support measures for CCS are vital to spur the deployment of CCS in power and industrial sectors. The Innovation and Modernisation funds under the EU ETS are absolutely key to the development of CCS projects and corresponding transport and storage infrastructure.
26 April 2016
ZEP’s reply to issues paper No. 9 of SET plan Steering group
ZEP stresses the urgency of taking actions for making CCS investable and asks for focus and commitment of stakeholders as well as EC and member states.
26 November 2015
ZEP: UK cuts to funding for CCS counterproductive
The UK government has announced significant cuts to funding for the development of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, as part of the Spending Review presented by Chancellor George Osborne today. The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) declared that it will fully remove the £1 billion (€1.4 billion) available for a pioneering Carbon Capture and Storage competition scheme for power stations. Responding to the announcement, Dr Graeme Sweeney, Chairman of the Zero Emissions Platform, said: “This decision to cut funding for CCS is regrettable and counterproductive. It is a significant blow to investor confidence and puts the UK’s chances for cost-effective decarbonisation at risk. We call on the government to come forward as a matter of urgency with plans to further this technology, which is critical for the UK’s economic, industrial and climate policies.” Download the full statement below.
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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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