Research and development

Environmental engagement:

Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation

RWE Power invests and participates in climate protection projects under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI).

CO2 reduction processes:

Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage

As part of RWE Generation’s, RWE npower is investing millions of pounds in the construction and operation of a pilot carbon capture facility in the UK at Aberthaw Power Station in South Wales.


CO2 scrubbing

RWE is now working on reducing over 90% of the carbon dioxide could then be removed from a power station's combustion flue gases.


Working for an innovative future:

Coal Innovation Center

Our Coal Innovation Center, located at the Niederaussem power plant in Bergheim, is where we are gaining valuable insights such as how to reduce CO2 that can be ported to other projects and plants.



Our gasification project

Our aim is to build a gasification plant in a few years time, for thepurpose of gas-fired, high performance ‘combined heat and power’ (CHP) stations’.



Torrefaction and Pyrolysis

RWE Generation is using these two new techniques to process biomass by heating it with little or no oxygen.