News Release

Release Date: June 15, 2017

DOE Announces $12.3 Million to Enhance Fossil Power System Efficiency


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and National Energy Technology Laboratory today announced up to a $12.3 million for a new funding opportunity to advance crosscutting research that enhances fossil energy power system efficiency.  As part of FE’s Crosscutting Research Program, research and development efforts are intended to create cost-effective progress toward achieving benefits for electric generating units and industrial plants that use fossil fuel. The five focus areas are as follows:

  • Improvements to Coal Combustion Power Plants
  • Characterization of Long-Term Service Coal Combustion Power Plant Extreme Environment Material
  • Fossil Energy Extreme Environment Materials Model Development
  • Innovative Concepts for Water Management in Coal Power Generation Systems
  • Effluent Water Management at Coal-Fired Energy Plants

For more information about the funding opportunity, DE-FOA-0001686, Innovative Technology Development to Enable and Enhance Highly Efficient Power Systems.  Learn more about this funding opportunity here.   
The Office of Fossil Energy funds research, development, and demonstration projects to reduce the risk and cost of advanced carbon technologies and further the sustainable use of the Nation’s fossil resources. To learn more about the programs within the Office of Fossil Energy, visit the Office of Fossil Energy website or sign up for FE news announcements. Information on additional funding FE opportunities can be found here


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