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SEQ ‘Zero Emission Power Plant’ Project

Brief description:


Country: The Netherlands

Scale: Small

Status: Identified

Capital cost: € 60 million

Industry: Coal Power Plant

Capture method: Oxyfuel

Transport of CO2 by: none

Type of storage: Not decided

Volume: 250 000 tonnes/CO2


Zero Emission Power Plant (ZEPP) is an innovative concept for an oxyfuel combustion 50MWe power plant at Drachten/Akkrum in the Netherlands. It is designed for a capture rate of 250,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. The captured CO2 would then be transported and used for enhanced recovery projects, resulting in a yield of natural gas of about 40 million cubic metres.

The ZEPP project involves the collaboration of SEQ Nederland BV, ENECO Milieu BV, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) and the Stichting Energy Valley initiative. The project cost is cost €60 million of which €10 million has been provided by the Ministry of Finance.

The project is expected to lead towards the development of large-scale oxyfuel power plants, rising efficiencies with new turbine technologies with ‘flexible concept’ repeatable on many locations, perhaps driven by storage or oxygen availability.

Companies involved