ENCAP is a project whose objective is to develop new pre-combustion CO2 capture technologies and processes for power generation. It aims at technologies which meet a target of at least a 90% CO2 capture rate and a reduction in the cost of capture of 50% compared to present. The future large-scale development of these technologies will depend on significant improvements in their cost and other aspects that may improve their competitiveness against conventional energy sources and renewables. The results from ENCAP will enable power companies to decide to launch a new design project by 2008-2010 aimed at a large demonstration plant with the potential for wide commercial exploitation in the horizon of 2015-2020. ENCAP is organised as an integrated project (IP) and has structured its research activities in order to have an impact in the medium to longer term. The project is supported by the European Commission under the 6th Framework Program. Contract No: SES6-CT-2004-502666. ENCAP aims at technologies that meet the target of at least 90% CO2-capture-rate and 50% CO2-capture-cost reduction. A group of 33 legal entities comprising 6 large European fossil fuel end users, 11 leading technology providers, and 16 high ranked RTD providers has agreed to establish the ENCAP consortium.

ENCAP is organised as an integrated project (IP) having an impact of the results on the medium to longer term. The objective is to develop new pre-combustion CO2-capture technologies and processes for power generation based on fossil fuels - mainly hard coal,

lignite and natural gas - that are conceived as affordable and clean, and which can be integrated with sustainable energy systems.

The RTD activities are structured in 6 sub-projects that directly meet the stated objectives of the Work Programme (WP). These sub-projects are:

SP1: Process and Power Systems

SP2: Pre-Combustion Decarbonisation Technologies

SP3: OxyFuel Boiler Technologies

SP4: Chemical Looping Combustion

SP5: High-Temperature Oxygen Generation for Power Cycles

SP6: Novel Pre-Combustion Capture Concepts


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