Emax - this is the idea of an advanced coal-fired power plant with optimised efficiency, economy and environmental sustainability.
European and national R&D-programmes like THERMIE and AD700, COORETEC and KOMET 650 are accompanied and brought together under the umbrella of this committee and new projects are co-ordinated and jointly initiated.
A new challenge for the Emax -Steering Committee is the joint development of a European lighthouse project for a coal-fired power plant integrating reasonable facilities for CO2 -capture. This lighthouse project shall be qualified for public funding within the scope of the 7th EU Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development. For this purpose the Emax -Steering Committee is co-operating with VGB's European Working Group "CO2 -Capture and Storage".