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EP/G037345/1 - Efficient Power from Fossil Energy and Carbon Capture Technologies (EPFECCT)

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Professor C Snape EP/G037345/1 - Efficient Power from Fossil Energy and Carbon Capture Technologies (EPFECCT)

Principal Investigator - Sch of Chemical and Environmental Eng, University of Nottingham

Other Investigators

Mr SDC Hardy, Co InvestigatorMr SDC Hardy

Scheme

Centre for Doctoral Training

Research Areas

Carbon Capture and Storage Carbon Capture and Storage

Conventional Generation & Combustion Conventional Generation & Combustion

Whole Energy Systems Whole Energy Systems

Collaborators

Welsh Power Welsh Power

RWE Npower RWE Npower

Rolls-Royce plc Rolls-Royce plc

Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd

KTN for Resource Efficiency KTN for Resource Efficiency

Innospce Inc. Innospce Inc.

Energy Technologies Institute Energy Technologies Institute

E ON UK E ON UK

Corus Strip Products UK Corus Strip Products UK

Coal Products Limited CPL Coal Products Limited CPL

Alstom Power UK Ltd Alstom Power UK Ltd

AIR Products AIR Products

Start Date

10/2009

End Date

03/2018

Value

£6,794,141

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Grant Description

Summary and Description of the grant

The goal of the proposed EngD Centre is to produce research leaders to tackle the major national and international challenges over the next 15 years in implementing new power plant to generate electricity more efficiently using fossil energy with near zero emissions, involving the successful demonstration of CO2 capture, and also in reducing CO2 emissions generally from coal utilisation, including iron making. These leaders will be part of the new breed of engineers that will be thoroughly versed in cutting edge energy research and capable of operating in multi-disciplinary teams, covering a range of knowledge transfer, deployment and policy roles and with the skills to analyse the overall economic context of their projects and to be aware of the social and ethical implications. This proposal has involved wide consultation with the power generation sector which has indicated that the number of doctoral researchers required in the UK for the major developments in large-scale fossil energy power generation involving efficiency improvements and CO2 capture can be estimated conservatively as 150-200 over the next ten years. The Centre will play a vital role in meeting this demand by providing training in highly relevant technological areas to the companies concerned, as well as the broader portfolio of skills required for future research leaders. Further, Doosan Babcock, Alstom, E.ON, Rolls Royce, EDF, RWE, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE), Welsh Power and Drax Power all support this bid and are willing to participate in the proposed Centre from 2009 onwards. Further, in terms of reducing CO2 emissions generally from coal utilisation, including iron making and smokeless fuel, this has drawn in other industrial partners, Corus and CPL. The innovative training programme involves a number of unique elements based around the social sciences and activities with China and is designed to ensure that the research engineers are not only thoroughly versed in cutting edge energy research but capable of operating in multi-disciplinary teams covering a range of knowledge transfer, deployment and policy roles and the ability to analyse the overall economic context of projects and to be aware of the social and ethical implications. The academic team draws upon the internationally leading fossil energy programme at Nottingham but also on colleagues at Birmingham and Loughborough for their complementary research in high temperature materials, plant life monitoring and energy economics. Given that virtually all of the research projects will benefit from using pilot-scale equipment in industry linked to the advanced analytical capabilities in the MEC and our overseas partners, together with the Group activities undertaken by the yearly cohorts, the training programme is considered to offer considerable added value over DTA project and CASE awards, as testified by the extremely high level of industrial interest in the proposed Centre across the power generation section, together with other industries involved in reducing CO2 emissions from coal utilisation.

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Grant Event Details:
Name: Efficient Power from Fossil Energy and Carbon Capture Technologies (EPFECCT) - EP/G037345/1
Start Date: 2009-10-01T00:00:00+00:00
End Date: 2018-03-31T00:00:00+00:00

Organization: University of Nottingham

Description: The goal of the proposed EngD Centre is to produce research leaders to tackle the major national and international challenges over the next 15 years in implementing new power plant to generate electricity more efficiently using fossil energy with near zero ...