Vattenfall takes yet a step forward in its work with CCS, Carbon Capture and Storage, by joining the Oxycoal UK collaboration. The project aims at developing a competitive Oxyfuel technology suitable for full-scale plant application.The Oxycoal UK project is developing the Oxyfuel technology for capture
of carbon dioxide. This involves burning of coal in a mixture of high
purity oxygen and recycled gas to produce a gas rich in carbon dioxide
that can be purified and compressed for transportation and storage.
has been working with development of CCS technology since 2001, and it
is of great interest for us to become part of the Oxycoal UK project,
one of the most advanced projects in Europe alongside with our own
Schwarze Pumpe pilot plant,” says Göran Lindgren, Vattenfall’s CCS
The Oxycoal UK project is lead by technology
supplier Doosan Babcock and run by a group of industrial sponsors and
university partners. Besides extensive knowledge and experience of
CCS-technology, Vattenfall’s contribution to the project will be about
£330,000 (SEK 4 million).
The project will be running until November 2009, with two years possible extension.
Oxyfuel pilot plant in Schwarze Pumpe was inaugurated in September
2008. During 2008 Vattenfall also presented plans for new CCS
demonstration plants in both Denmark and Germany. The aim is for the
CCS-technology to be commercially viable in 2020.
year, Vattenfall announced its vision to be climate neutral by 2050.
CCS technology is a vital part of our means to achieve that.
Read more about Vattenfall’s CCS project at: www.vattenfall.com/ccs