On behalf of the UK Government, the Technology Strategy Board is financing over 30 new research and development projects and studies to help reduce emissions from power stations and CO2 intensive industries.
The £15m Carbon Abatement Technologies funding competition, co-financed in partnership by the Technology Strategy Board, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Northern Way, focuses on innovative technologies which, once fully developed, will contribute to meeting UK and EU climate change targets, at the same time providing significant market opportunities for British companies.
The innovative carbon abatement technologies will tackle CO2 emissions from large single point sources, primarily fossil-fuel power plants and large process industries such as those related to petrochemicals, cement and metals production.
As a result of the competition, ten major collaborative research and development projects and twenty-one small and medium-sized companies with technologies they believe could provide innovation and added value to carbon abatement technologies will receive funding to undertake technical feasibility studies to support their business case.
Among the others, examples of projects funded through the Carbon Abatement Technologies competition are the following:
Title: IMPACT – Innovative Materials, Design and Monitoring of Power Plant to Accommodate Carbon Capture
Partners: E.ON (lead), Goodwin Steel Castings Ltd, RWE Npower plc, Doosan Babcock Energy Ltd, NPL Management Ltd, Loughborough University, Alstom Power Ltd
Title: C Save: Carbon Storage – assessment and validation of emissions
Partners: Signal Group Ltd (lead), NPL Management Ltd, BP Alternative Energy International Ltd
Title: Fast REsponse Temperature Sensors for GAs Turbine Efficiency (FRETSGATE)
Partners: Oxsensis Ltd (lead), Rolls-Royce plc, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Limited
Title: e-WaGS: Efficient Water Gas Shift Technology for Low-Carbon Electric Power Generation from Fossil Fuels
Partners: BP Alternative Energy International Ltd (lead), Johnson Matthey Catalysts
Title: Verified Approaches to Life Management & Improved Design of High Temperature Steels for Advanced Steam Plants – VALID
Partners: TWI Ltd (lead), Metrode Products Ltd, Centrica Energy, Scottish and Southern Energy plc, Air Liquide UK Ltd, Polysoude UK
Title: Carbon Abatement Using Surface Engineering Technologies (CASET)
Partners: Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd (lead), RWE npower, Cranfield University, Sermatech International UK Ltd, University of Birmingham
Title: Corrosion LIfing Methods And TEsting (CLIMATE)
Partners: Rolls-Royce plc (lead), Serco Ltd, trading as Serco Technical and Assurance Services (TAS), Cranfield University, Swansea University
Title: Nanoscale Gravity Sensors for Monitoring CO2 Storage (NASCOM)
Partners: BP Alternative Energy International Ltd (lead), University of Cambridge