The APGTF, in conjunction with the Coal Research Forum, the Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance (BF2RA) and the Energy Generation & Supply Knowledge Transfer Network are pleased to announce:
The 14th Annual APGTF Workshop - 'The Role of Fossil Fuel Power Plant in Providing Flexible Generation'
'1VS' (1 Victoria Street) Conference Centre, Westminster, London | Wednesday 12th & Thursday 13th March 2014
Renewable energy sources are accounting for a steadily increasing proportion of the UK's electricity generation – much of it with inherent intermittency challenges. Nuclear power looks forward to the prospects of the world's first major 'fleet-build' potentially bringing its share of the generation mix higher than ever before – but favouring 'baseload' operation. All this at a time when our 'energy system' needs to evolve to become more flexible, more distributed, providing higher power quality, reduced environmental impact and at a lower cost to the consumer! What is the future role of fossil fuels (coal, natural gas and indeed shale gas) in providing such flexible generation? How might it do this while meeting a 'low-carbon' requirement? How might alternative fuels, approaches and technologies increase future options for fossil fuels? What are the RD&D challenges? Questions, questions...
This year's APGTF workshop will explore this complex set of challenges through a mix of keynote talks, technical presentations and lively panel discussions. We will also be launching our latest biennial RD&D strategy for carbon capture & storage. Why don't you join us at '1VS' on 12th and 13th March?
The workshop is free to attend but numbers are limited to about 100, so early registration is advised.
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The Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF) is an industry-led stakeholder group that is not associated with any single interest or source of funding. It provides a consistent, long-term, proactive technology focus for the power generation sector in the UK on the research, development and demonstration activities for fossil fuels, with the main focus on carbon abatement technologies (CATs) including carbon capture and storage (CCS). However, it also provides a focus for associated technologies including: large-scale fossil generation >1MW; heat, including waste heat utilisation; CHP; biomass; hydrogen production from fossil fuels; and environmental control technology.
The objectives of the APGTF are to provide the strategic focus in the UK on near-to-zero and zero emission technologies from fossil fuel, biomass and associated technologies so as to ensure that
- Strategies are developed and implemented within the UK and globally that support the UK's climate change goal of reducing CO2 emissions both within the UK and abroad
- The UK has secure, clean, affordable energy as we become increasingly dependent on imported fuels
- UK industry has the technologies to allow it to take advantage of the UK and global market opportunities that will arise in the power generation sector
- Collaboration and knowledge sharing are promoted in the power generation and energy supply sector
- There is a significant contribution to UK wealth creation
APGTF's role in the Energy Generation & Supply Knowledge Transfer Network
The Energy Generation and Supply KnowledgeTransfer Network (EG&S KTN) was established by the Technology Strategy Board in 2009 to promote greater collaboration and knowledge sharing within the energy sector. The aim of the EG&S KTN is to make the power generation and energy supply arena easier to navigate and provide a 'one stop shop' for all working within a sector where grant funding and knowledge sharing opportunities are provided by a range of different organisations.
The main priority areas currently covered by the EG&S KTN include: carbon abatement technologies for fossil fuels; offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar renewable energy sources; nuclear power; fuel cells and hydrogen systems; oil and gas extraction technologies; and future and emerging energy opportunities.
The APGTF was selected as the delivery partner within the EG&S KTN for carbon abatement technologies for fossil fuels. This activity has played a significant role in helping develop our links with the wider community engaged in innovation both in the UK and overseas, other business sectors and networks and will also highlight funding opportunities for our members.
The Technology Strategy Board has decided to restructure its knowledge transfer activities from April 2014, with a single organisation taking over the roles of the 13 existing KTNs. The 'energy community' that has been nurtured by the EG&S KTN over the last five years (and has grown to over 5,000 individuals) will form a key part of the new organisation, and the APGTF looks forward to continuing to work with this community – particularly those engaging with carbon abatement technologies for fossil fuels.
For more information on the KTN visit this link.
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