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Research Fund for Coal and Steel - RFCS

Managed by the European Commission the RFCS supports research and innovation projects in the areas of coal and steel overall in the amount of around 40  € million per annum.

You can get more information via the link.

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Link to other projects

 

RECPP - Re-purposing Coal Power Plants during Energy transition

The question of a possible secondary use of decommissioned coal-fired power plant sites has already been examined in the RFCS project RECPP. Therefore, some of the insights gained could be utilized for the current project GreenDEALCO2.

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Link to other surveys

As part of the project, opinion polls were conducted to gain a better overview of public acceptance of 'power-to-fuel'. You can find the links to the survey here:

General Public: https://forms.gle/8MRNXFoNHrEpMXqv6

 

Stakeholders: https://forms.gle/7tafEZ9QMZ39KWS99

 
News and publications

2024

Publications
Grant

Final workshop at June 18th in Essen

Project presentation on April 16th at vgbe-congress in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany)

Virtual consortium interim meeting

Task 4.2 ' Life cycle costing of power-to--fuel integration' completed

Task 5.4 'Guarantees of origin for renewable electricity and EU ETS framework for E-fuels' completed

The final reports were successfull submitted.

Consortium meeting at Technical Univerity of Athens (Hybrid event)

Task 3.2: 'Operation optimisation for power-to-fuel integration' completed

Task 4.1: 'Life cycle analysis of power-to-fuel integration' completed

Task 5.2: 'Analysis of certification requirements and development of pilot vertification' completed

The final reports were successfull submitted.

Virtual consortium interim meeting with workshop for work package 5.

Task 5.1: 'Analysis of regulatory framework conditions on EU and selected member states level'

The final report was successfull submitted.

Task 1.4: 'Techno-economic analysis for retrofitting of end-of-life coal power plants' completed

Task 1.2: 'Retrofitting to hydrogen/substitute natural gas firing plants' completed

The final reports were successfull submitted.

Virtual consortium meeting with kick-off for preparing '1st periodic reporting'

Virtual consortium interim meeting

Task 2.4: 'Techno economic analysis for stranded assets' completed

The final report was successful submitted

Task 2.1: 'Closed coal plant combined with a waste-to-energy plant' comleted

The final report was successful submitted.

Consortium meeting at University of Stuttgart with workshops for work package 2 and 3 (Hybrid Event)

Task 2.2: 'Closed coal plant combined with neighbouring industries' completed

Task 2.3: 'Topping cycles and uses of steam turbines' completed

Task 3.1: 'Design optimisation for power-to-fuel integration' completed

The final reports were successful submitted

Consortium meeting (Online)

Task 1.1: 'Retrofitting to solid recovered fuels and biomass firing plants' completed

The final report was successful submitted

Comprehensive overview report successful submitted

Consortium meeting at University of Athens with workpackage 3 - workshop (Hybrid Event)

Official start of the project and launch of the website

Kick-Off Meeting (Online)

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