Country:European Union
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Policy Support, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Policy Target:
Agency:European Commission, DG Energy and Transport
Funding:€70 million
Description:The Technology Platform for Zero Emission Fossil Fuel Power Plants brings together energy companies, equipment suppliers, users, consumers, financial institutions, regulators, public authorities, researchers and NGOs with the aim of developing a research strategy with a long-term goal (2050) of a future where the use of power plants with zero greenhouse gas emissions is widespread. The first pilot power plant should be launched in 2020. The technology platforms focus will be on CO2 capture and geological storage and the development of technologies to capture carbon dioxide emissions. Euro 70 million has already been allocated for this project under the 6th Research Framework Programme (FP6) for the 2002-2006 period and it is the expressed aim of the new forum to qualify for further funding under FP7 (2007-2013), still under discussion within the EU institutions. The platform will be open to third parties and a cooperation agreement is foreseen with the American multilateral “Zero Emission Power Plant” partnership, worth $1 million and of which the European Commission is a member.

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