Z-Ultra

Z phase strengthened steels for ultra-supercritical power plants

Z phase strengthened steels for ultra-supercritical power plants

Z-Ultra is a medium-scale European Consortium which has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 309916.

The Z-Ultra project is running from 02/01/2013 - 07/31/2016.

The aim is to develop a heat resistant steel which allows increasing the thermal efficiency of fossil power plants to over 50%, which is 30% higher than the present standard in most existing power plants. The CO2 emissions are reduced accordingly.

The consortium combines the expertise of a steelmaker, a utility company, an engineering consultant company from Ukraine and eight research organizations and universities from EU and Eastern Partnership countries.

The Z-Ultra project is funded by FP7 under NMP.2012.2.2-3 - Advanced materials for high-temperature power generation call with Grant agreement no: 309916.

Further information about the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM:

www.iwm.fraunhofer.de

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