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.

First Announcement 4th APGTF Workshop - A Technology Strategy for Power Generation

DTI Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London | 23rd September 2003

The White Paper on Energy Policy sets out four goals:

  • To establish a path to cut the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions by 60% by about 2050
  • To maintain reliability of supply
  • To promote competitive markets in the UK and beyond
  • To ensure every home is adequately and affordably heated

In order to achieve these goals, the Government has recognised that fossil fuels will continue to play a significant role, both in the UK and abroad, for many decades to come. However, ways must be found for reducing their CO2 emissions in an acceptable manner. The UK government, the EU and the USA are now developing technology strategies for fossil fuels that focus on the main issues addressed in the White Paper, namely, security of supply and global warming.


The Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum (APGTF) provides the focus for the Power Generation sector in the UK on the research and development activities on fossil fuel, including biomass and waste, and associated technologies including carbon sequestration. Currently, it is working with the UK Government to help it develop its technology strategy for fossil and biomass fuels leading to zero emissions. The APGTF is organising this workshop to:

  • Present an overview of UK, EU and USA policy and programmes relating to fossil energy technologies
  • Propose a strategy for fossil and biomass technology development in the UK and its integration with other EU countries
  • Propose a research, development and demonstration (RD&D) programme for the fossil and biomass sector in the UK which leads to zero emissions
  • Discuss the proposed strategy for the UK, review the programme and prioritise the activities.

The Workshop will consist of invited presentations covering policy and strategy for power generation in the UK, EU and USA, together with the APGTF’s proposals for a technology strategy and RD&D programme. This will be followed by a session in which all delegates will be invited to participate. This session will discuss the APGTF’s proposals and prioritise the activities. The output from the Workshop will be fed into the APGTF’s strategy report, which will then be presented to the DTI.

Who should attend?

The Workshop 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.