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coal fired powerWelcome to the Promotion of a Sustained CCT Capacity project website.

This project is part funded by the European Commission’s Thematic Programme for Environment and sustainable management of natural resources, including energy - Cooperation on clean coal technology (CCT) and carbon capture and storage (CCS) and jointly implemented by Venture East Consulting Ltd in the UK and Center for Research in Rural and Industrial Development in India.

The Thematic Programme for Environment and sustainable management of natural resources, including energy, is one of the key initiatives that demonstrates EC’s commitments in the Climate Change and Energy Package (2007) to promote joint efforts and strategic collaborations in today’s combating against global climate change through deepening and strengthening existing cooperation with coal dependent emerging economies to reduce GHG emissions resulted from the combustion of coal to meet their soaring demand for electricity.

Clean Carbon Technologies (CCT) and Carbon Capture and Geological Storage (CCS) are thought to be the key technologies enabling the continued use of coal during a transitional period on the path toward a low-carbon future. Therefore, the EC launched this Thematic Programme to assist the coal dependent emerging economies achieve their GHG mitigation potential and meet their energy demand, by exploiting the economies of scale as well as developing capacities for CCT and CCS application and deployment in emerging countries.

The overall objective of the programme is to achieve greater environmental sustainability in the power sector in the following targeted countries: India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, South Africa, The Russian Federation and Ukraine through promoting the use of the CCT and CCS technologies to contribute to the strengthening of international expert networks and knowledge exchange in this field.