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?

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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.

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
    • renewables
    • nuclear
  • 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.