First Announcement 2nd APGTF Workshop - Forum on Research and Development for Near-to-Zero Emission Power Generation
DTI Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London | 24th September 2001
Over the next 25 years, global energy demand is predicted to increase by 2 - 3% per annum. For electricity, 3500 GW of new generating plant will be required over this period to meet the increased demand - which represents a total global business worth in excess of £2000 bn. Environmental and commercial pressures have led the Foresight Energy and Natural Environment (ENE) Panel to identify ‘near-to-zero emission power generation’ as a priority area for future R and D. This initiative is part of a strategic framework being developed by the ENE Panel to fulfil the demands of society and secure a strong international position for the UK over the next 20-40 years.
The three main areas being considered for near-to-zero emission power generation are: Renewable Energy; Advanced Conventional for fossil and associated fuels (such as biomass and waste); Nuclear (both fission and fusion). They cover both large utility-size plant and distributed/embedded power generation.
The Advanced Power Generation Task Force, an Associate Programme of Foresight, is organising this forum in conjunction with the ENE Panel to:
- Present an overview of policy and what is happening in power generation globally
- Present and discuss the technologies and R and D options for achieving near-to-zero emission power plant. This will cover:
- fossil fuels including waste and biomass
- Consider how to achieve an integrated, UK technology strategy for achieving near-to-zero emission power plant
The forum will consist of invited presentations covering policy, the future of power generation and the R and D proposals. This will be followed by workshops in which all attendees at the forum will be invited to participate. These workshops will discuss the technologies with the R and D options and consider a strategy for their implementation and integration. The output from the Forum workshops will be fed into the final Foresight report from the ENE Panel.
Who should attend?
The forum should be of interest to: R and D workers in the field; strategy and technology managers; representatives of funding agencies; policy makers etc. Representatives would be expected from universities and industry, including the supply chain.