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DECARBit - Zero-emission pre-combustion power plants

DECARBit - Zero-emission pre-combustion power plants

Challenges: Today the energy supply and use in Europe is heavily based on fossil fuels and imports and to comply with the aspiring policies adopted for Green House Gases (GHG) cuts, progressive Research Development and Deployment action is needed within CCS. DECARBit aims at performing research, development and piloting of advanced pre-combustion CO2 capture technologies which will substantially reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from fossil fuel power plants.

The overall objective of the DECARBit project was to enable zero-emission pre-combustion power plants by 2020 with a capture cost of less than 15€/ton with the highest feasible capture rate.

Expected achievements

  • To assess and research new techniques for pre-combustion CO2 capture.
  • To develop advanced oxygen production techniques.
  • To continue the development efforts in FP6 projects in the pre-combustion area for key enabling technologies.
  • To underpin the cost reduction objective.
  • To establish collaborative schemes with emerging large-scale CCS initiatives in Europe.
  • To perform an assessment of the advanced pre-combustion capture techniques to the benefit of other energy intensive industries.
Published 08 September 2014
Research Scientist

Project duration

2008 - 2014

See the project website