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VATTENFALL - Vattenfall AB

The Vattenfall Group generates and supplies power and energy solutions in Sweden, Finland, Germany and Poland. The main products are electricity and heat where 163 TWh of electricity and 36 TWh of heat were sold in 2008. The Group CO2 emissions in 2007 were 84,5 million ton. Vattenfall’s goal is to reach 50% emission reduction in 2030 (baseline 1990), and the vision to be CO2-neutral in 2050.
This shall be reached by investments in energy sources with lower CO2 emissions, increased efficiency in generation, distribution and use, and by CO2 capture and storage. Today, Vattenfall’s CCS project consists of:
  • A demonstration project in Germany, with both Oxyfuel and Post-combustion CO2 capture at the Jänschwalde power plant at the city of Cottbus. The CO2 will be transported in a pipeline to a nearby storage site (aquifer).
  • The Oxyfuel Pilot plant in Schwarze Pumpe in Germany that has been in operation since 2008. The CO2 will be used for Enhanced Gas Recovery (EGR) in the Altmark gas fields in Altmark.
Vattenfall Research and Development AB (VRD) is a centre of competence for the R&D work performed by the Vattenfall Group. Vattenfall Research and Development conduct research and development for the continuous improvement of performance and environmental properties within generation and distribution of electricity and heat. The development activities of VRD also cover energy systems in general, which gives Vattenfall's customers and society reliable and effective solutions. VRD has a total of some 190 employees, with operations focused on Älvkarleby and Stockholm in Sweden, Berlin in Germany and Fredericia in Denmark.
Role in project:
Vattenfall will mainly contribute to WP1, WP5 and WP6 with input of expert knowledge nd industry views.