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Cost abatement for effective Nox reduction in PF coal-fired power plants

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 13539

  • Start date

    24 October 2005

  • End date

    30 June 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 132 558

  • EU contribution

    € 1 221 143

Coordinated by:

SOCIETE NATIONALE D'ELECTRICITE ET DE THERMIQUE

France

Objective

The main problems addressed by the CAFENOW project are:
- Within the next year, how to fit with the 325ppm NO_x, emission limit of the current regulation up to 2008 with existing DeNO_x equipments in case of fuel feeding change from local coal to imported coal?
- Then, how to reach, at the lowest cost, the 100ppm NO_x, emission limit to fit with the LCP Directive before 2016 taking into account different options including the intermediate 250ppm NO_x, emission limit after 2008 for units exceeding 20000 operating hours between 2008 and 2015?

Hundred existing units in EU countries are now facing the same deal. Some of them have chosen to solve the problem with a secondary DeNOx SCR equipment. But is not the sole solution, since primary followed by secondary DeNOx techniques may potentially reduce significantly the global investment to be made by each unit before 2016 by reducing step by step the NOx emission from the present time to 2016.

Coordinator

SOCIETE NATIONALE D'ELECTRICITE ET DE THERMIQUE

Address

Avenue Victor Hugo 85
Rueil Malmaison

France

Participants (4)

FUNDACION CIRCE

Spain

IFRF RESEARCH STATION BV

Netherlands

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

PUBLIC POWER CORPORATION OF GREECE

Greece

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 13539

  • Start date

    24 October 2005

  • End date

    30 June 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 132 558

  • EU contribution

    € 1 221 143

Coordinated by:

SOCIETE NATIONALE D'ELECTRICITE ET DE THERMIQUE

France