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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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28 November 2016
CCU in the EU ETS: ZEP Policy Briefing, November 2016
In April 2016 the Zero Emission Platform (ZEP) published a report on Carbon Capture and Use/Utilization (CCU) which highlighted the potentially important economic and climate impacts that different types of CCU could have in Europe. The report concluded that whilst CCU could have a key role in terms of unlocking the business case for CO2 capture and managing emissions in industrial regions poorly suited to CCS, the climatic value of different types of CCU needs to be better understood and carefully considered before incentives and policies are put in place to support delivery. This short policy paper outlines the Platforms position on the relative merits of recognizing CCU in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).
10 November 2016
CCU - Carbon Capture and Utilisation
ZEP Network Technology produced a report on Carbon Capture and Use/Utilization (CCU) in April 2016, which highlights the potentially important economic and climate impacts that different types of CCU could have in Europe. The report concludes that whilst CCU could have a key role in terms of unlocking the business case for CO2 capture and managing emissions in industrial regions poorly suited to CCS, the climatic value of different types of CCU needs to be better understood. The report provides evidence to show that the application of CCU could offer two important benefits: first of all the uptake of CO2 and, to a certain degree, the reduction of CO2 emission into the atmosphere and, second, a significant economic value to a CCS project.    
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.
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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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