Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance (BF2RA) 2016 - Targeted Call for Proposals
Closing Deadline for Outline Proposals - 1700hrs 19th February 2016
BF2RA (The Biomass and Fossil Fuel Research Alliance) operates a programme to support research into the clean and efficient use of biomass and fossil fuels, to build capacity in this area. Bids are invited for proposals for specific research relating to the following:
- Energy Storage
- Improved Performance of Large Plant
- Asset Management including Intelligent Control
Details of these specific research topics are presented in this linked document.
New Funding for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Innovation
On 27 November 2014, DECC is making available additional funding for CCS research, development and innovation. This is part of DECC’s Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF) Phase 4 Competition with £5M for projects in Financial Year 2015/16, with up to £2.5M prioritised for CCS and related projects. Read the announcement here and details of this funding opportunity here.
DECC are holding a workshop on 10th December to outline how the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund Phase 4 Competition works and give potential CCS applicants the opportunity to network with others. The workshop will focus on the CCS element of the competition. Priority will be given to industry applicants whose projects are in CCS and related technologies.
The 14th Annual APGTF Workshop - 'The Role of Fossil Fuel Power Plant in Providing Flexible Generation'
The 2014 APGTF Workshop, held on the 12 & 13 March, covered a complex set of challenges around the key issue of power plant flexibility through a mix of keynote talks, technical presentations and panel discussions. An attendance of 124 delegates across both days ensured a lively debate on the topics discussed which included: 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?
Presentations and panel discussion reports from the Workshop are now available to view and download here.
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