The strategic research and development programme called Advanced Technologies for Energy Generation was launched to develop technological solutions the implementation of which would reduce a negative impact of the energy production sector on the natural environment. Those solutions shall enable the reduction of pollutant releases to the air and meet the European targets set up in the so-called 3x20 Strategy (improvement of the energy effectiveness by 20 %, increasing the share of renewable energy up to 20% and reduction of CO2 emissions by 20% in total in the EU by 2020, in relation to the year 1990). Results of this programme shall be of great importance to the implementation of scientific research results and coal-based technologies – the main Polish fuel resource – and technologies based on other primary energy sources available in Poland.
Within the framework of this program, the National Centre for Research and Development spent close to PLN 300 MM on 4 different research tasks, the implementation of which started in 2010 and will end in 2015.

Research tasks:

  1. Developing a technology for high efficient zero emission coal blocks integrated with CO2 capture from exhaust gases (consortium leader  – Silesian Technical University);
  2. Developing a technology of oxyfuel combustion for pulverized fuel and fluidized-bed furnaces integrated with CO2 capture system (consortium leader – Częstochowa University of Technology)
  3. Developing a technology of coal gasification for high efficient production of fuels and electric power (consortium leader – Stanisław Staszic Academy of Mining and Metallurgy);
  4. Developing integrated technologies of fuel and energy production from biomass, agricultural wastes and other resources (consortium leader – Robert Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery, Polish Academy of Sciences).