The CAMPS project gathers a number of world-leading experts from US research institutions and universities in a R&D network led by SINTEF Energy Research. The project spans the time period 2012-2015 and aims at the achievement of fundamental knowledge for the development of high-fidelity numerical design tools that will ultimately enable energy-efficient, environmental-friendly and cost-competitive power generation with carbon capture and storage (CCS). The proposed research work focuses on the technical challenges related to optimization of combustion processes in large, state-of-the-art gas turbines and coal furnaces for power generation. More specifically, the enabling target technologies to be investigated and improved are: 1) combustion of hydrogen-r ich fuels in advanced combustion equipment with minimal dilution and NOx emissions, 2) complete burnout in oxy-fuel combustion of pulverized coal with low-excess O2 and low pressure drop, and 3) optimized fluid-particle mixing in chemical looping combusti on of natural gas and the choice of a fluidization regime. The present initiative will bring together scientists from both sides of the Atlantic on a regular basis through the arrangement of technical meetings and scientific seminars. Moreover, within the CAMPS framework, concrete, specific plans are laid down in agreement with the US partners for extended research terms (up to one year) for SINTEF personnel at top research institutions in the US, thereby ensuring the establishment of close cross-Atlantic R&D collaborations on a long-term basis..