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.