Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum

cleaner fuels for power and industry

APGTF Strategy 2014

Cleaner Fossil Power Generation in the 21st Century – Moving Forward

A technology strategy for carbon capture and storage. January 2014.

Available for download here.

Past Events

December 2016:

Workshop: Power generation (coal, gas, and biomass) under increasingly stringent emissions regulations, 6th December.

The presentations are now available to view and download from the CRF website.

October 2015:

Carbon Capture and Storage: What role for R&D in delivering cost-competitive CCS projects in the UK in the 2020's?

Click here for more information.

March 2014:

14th Annual APGTF Workshop 2014: 'The Role of Fossil Fuel Power Plant in Providing Flexible Generation'

The Agenda and presentations for the above Workshop are now available to view and download.

February 2013:

13th Annual APGTF Workshop 2013: 'Carbon Capture & Storage – a Showcase of UK Research & Development’

The Agenda and presentations for the above Workshop are now available to view and download.

March 2011:

2nd Knowledge Transfer Network Workshop on National Ambitions for Power Generation in the UK.

The Agenda and presentations for the above Workshop are now available to view and download.


IPA CCS Skills Study

In 2010, Doosan Babcock, in conjunction with the Industrial and Power Association (IPA), conducted an assessment of the economic benefits, employment possibilities and skills needs arising from a major global programme of carbon capture and storage (CCS). Download the IPA CCS Skills Study document.


The Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF) in conjunction with the Coal Research Forum (CRF) is pleased to announce

The 12th Annual APGTF Workshop: 'Carbon Capture & Storage – can the UK maintain a leadership role?'

Our Theme

While CCS certainly remains a relevant and important technology to address climate change, and while the magnitude of the challenge and the need for rapid action is generally recognised, the global context for CCS has changed considerably over the last couple of years and progress has been slow. In the UK too, the context has changed: the Electricity Market Reform activity, the decision not to proceed with the Longannet CCS project, the interest in CCS for gas-fired plant....

So, it is timely that our 2012 Workshop will reflect on this new context and consider whether the UK can 'maintain a leadership role'.

Day 1: ‘RD&D activities in the UK – a good news story?’

The one certainty around the development of a new industry is that it will be difficult. Given the recent disappointing news on ‘Demo 1’ and the lack of clarity around the programme for future demonstration projects, it is easy to feel despondent about CCS in the UK. However, there is a very positive story to tell on progress being made in RD&D which is worth shouting about!

In August, the APGTF published its latest technology strategy 'Clean Fossil Power Generation in the 21st Century - Maintaining a Leading Role'. This laid out a 'blueprint' for RD&D to provide the carbon abatement technologies for fossil fuels that the UK will need in order to meet our climate change targets. Day 1 of the Workshop will use this strategy as a framework to look in detail at the progress of the technologies and the challenges that lie ahead.

Presentations and discussions will focus on:

  • CCS RD&D – what needs to be done in the UK and when?
  • UK RD&D funding – what is the latest news from the Energy Technologies
  • Institute, the Technology Strategy Board and the Research Councils?
  • What is being done or planned at a large scale (capture pilots, CO2 transport and storage…)?
  • What fundamental research is underway or planned to look further ahead and how will this impact on CCS in the future?
  • Have we got our priorities right and is there sufficient knowledge transfer?

At the end of the first day’s programme, there will be a reception to enable further discussion and networking over a glass of wine (sponsored by the Energy Generation & Supply Knowledge Transfer Network).

Day 2: ‘Building on firm foundations for a commercial reality’

Building on the UK’s successful RD&D landscape as examined in Day 1, how do we turn CCS into a commercial reality? By looking at how things are shaping up for CCS in the future - globally, in Europe and in the UK - Day 2 will enable us to have a 'stock-take' of where we are. In addition, some of the technical and non-technical issues that are also crucial to the widespread deployment of CCS will be considered.

Presentations and discussions will focus on:

  • The climate change context for CCS
  • The international scene – what are the current progress, achievements and priorities?
  • UK strategy – priorities and initiatives for CCS
  • ‘Show-stoppers’ and other key issues – public perception and acceptance, training for CCS in UK academe, CCS from industrial sources, building UK academic capacity
  • A panel discussion on ‘can the UK maintain a leadership role in CCS?’

This two-day workshop is organised by the APGTF, an industry-led stakeholder group which provides a consistent, long-term, proactive technology focus for the power generation sector in the UK on RD&D activities for fossil fuels, with the main focus on carbon abatement technologies including CCS.

Please register early to secure your seat at this key event as places will be limited to 150 attendees. We will send out details of the programme and speakers towards the end of February.