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Reference Number ETI-BIO-2
Title Biomass to Power with Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) Flexible Research
Status Completed
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Bio-Energy, Applications for heat and electricity) 50%;
Fossil Fuels: Oil Gas and Coal(CO2 Capture and Storage, CO2 capture/separation) 50%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields BIOLOGICAL AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES (Agriculture, Veterinary and Food Science) 25%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 75%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Computational Modelling Cambridge Ltd (aka CMCL Innovations)
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 01 May 2011
End Date 30 October 2011
Duration 6 months
Total Grant Value £455,000
Industrial Sectors Manufacturing
Region East of England
Programme Bio Energy, Carbon Capture and Storage
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Computational Modelling Cambridge Ltd (aka CMCL Innovations) (99.993%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.001%)
Project Contact , University of Leeds (0.001%)
Project Contact , Chemistry, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Project Contact , University of Cambridge (0.001%)
Project Contact , Drax Power Ltd (0.001%)
Project Contact , Babcock International Group plc (0.001%)
Project Contact , E4Tech Ltd (0.001%)
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Objectives This project is looking to drive a high-level engineering study on biomass to power with CCS as a combined technology, assess the technology gaps, and the likely time-scales for implementation. Biomass conversion to power combined with CCS could provide the UK with substantial net negative CO2 emissions, with the potential to remove 50 to 100 Megatonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere on an annual basis (depending on capture rates).

Press Release – dated 19 May 2011: extract

This is a six-month long £455,000 Biomass to Power with CCS project which will provide clarity on what further developments are required to better understand the biomass to power with CCS sector and what opportunities it could generate for the UK. The research will incorporate feedback from existing international demonstration projects that incorporate biomass co-firing, as well as dedicated biomass to power conversion. The project is being delivered through CMCL Innovations, in conjunction with Cambridge University, Doosan Babcock, Drax Power, EDF Energy, E4tech, Imperial Consultants, and Leeds University.

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