Energy supplies

In 2009, the International Energy Agency presented a reference scenario showing how the demand for fuels will develop until 2030. According to this, the energy requirements between 2007 and 2030 will increase worldwide by 40 per cent, whereby the combustion of coal in absolute figures will increase the most in comparison with other fuels. In view of this, increasing the efficiency and climate friendliness of coal-fired power plants through research takes on particular importance in order to achieve the worldwide climate protection goals.

Projects currently being funded