Advanced Combustion Systems News

Energy Department Invests $12 Million in Coal Combustion Projects
October 23, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and NETL have selected nine projects to receive approximately $12 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects. These projects aim to address critical technology gaps and develop transformational advanced combustion system technologies that will improve the efficiency and reliability of existing power plants.

Advanced Combustion Systems Funding Opportunity Announcement: Existing Plant Improvements and Transformational Technologies ($10 million)
June 12, 2017
The Advanced Combustion Systems program focuses on research, development, integration and testing of transformational technologies, such as chemical looping and pressurized oxy-combustion systems, to achieve near-term improvements in advanced combustion coal power plant technologies. FE seeks proposals under two areas of interest: (1) Advanced Combustion Coal Power Plant Improvement Technologies, and (2) Advanced Combustion Enabling Technologies and Advanced Concepts. Learn more about this funding opportunity here.

NETL Advances Copper-Hybrid Oxygen Carrier for Chemical Looping
November 9, 2016
Back in February, we shared that DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) researchers were exploring the potential of using copper in a process known as chemical looping to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants. Their research is bearing fruit as more than 40 hours of chemical looping operations have been conducted using copper —a new lab record.

DOE, Natural Resources Canada Announce Pilot Plant to Advance Oxy-Combustion Carbon Capture
October 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Canada’s Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) today announced the opening of a new 1 Megawatt Thermal (MWth) facility to test an advanced process to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants. The announcement was made during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility in Ottawa.

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: Topics for Advanced Combustion Systems of the Future Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory
September 27, 2016
The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to seek input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on advanced combustion systems research areas that can improve existing power plants, lead to commercialization of innovative technologies and approaches applicable to power plants, advance marketable products and/or industrial coal use, and create advanced combustion systems of the future. Responses to this RFI could be used to inform topics for a National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)-hosted Advanced Combustion Systems Technology Workshop. This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). U.S. DOE is not accepting applications.

DOE Announces More Than $10 Million for Advanced Combustion Systems Research
September 19, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to develop enabling technologies for advanced combustion systems, including oxy-combustion and chemical looping–based power systems. The total estimated federal investment in the eight projects exceeds $10 million. Funding amounts may vary as negotiations progress.

ENERGY DEPARTMENT INVESTS $28 MILLION TO ADVANCE CLEANER FOSSIL FUEL–BASED POWER GENERATION
August 24, 2016
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of 14 research and development projects to advance energy systems that will enable cost-competitive, fossil fuel–based power generation with near-zero emissions. The new projects, which span 11 states, will accelerate the scale-up of coal-based advanced combustion power systems, advance coal gasification processes, and improve the cost, reliability, and endurance of solid oxide fuel cells. The total award value of the projects exceeds $36 million, which includes a federal investment of more than $28 million and recipient cost-sharing of $8.4 million.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT: ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR ADVANCED COMBUSTION SYSTEMS
May 19, 2016
This is a Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001543 titled: Enabling Technologies for Advanced Combustion Systems. The Contract Specialist is Janet Laukaitis. Application due date is 7/18/2016. Instructions for this Funding Opportunity Announcement can be found on FedConnect.
Applications are being sought for applied research projects to develop enabling technology that address challenges with advanced combustion, to include two technology pathways:(1) pressurized oxy-combustion and (2) chemical looping combustion.

Researchers Uncover Copper’s Potential for Reducing CO2 Emissions in Chemical Looping
February 18, 2016
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) believe that when used as a part of a promising coal combustion technology known as chemical looping, copper can help economically remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel emissions.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUCEMENT: PRE-PROJECT PLANNING FOR ADVANCED COMBUSTION PILOT PLANTS
January 21, 2016
Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-FOA-0001459 entitled “Pre-Project Planning for Advanced Combustion Pilot Plants.” Contract Specialist: Diane Franklin. Application Due Date 03/22/2016. Applications and/or instructions can be found with this Funding Opportunity Announcement on FedConnect. For more information click here.
Projects resulting from this Funding Opportunity Announcement will complete preliminary designs of pilot plants based on advanced combustion systems. Pilot plants will be designed including identification of basic technology elements, integration requirements, identification of a host site, and cost and schedule requirements associated with the construction and operation of the pilots. The pilots will be at least 10 Megawatts electrical in scale or equivalent and contain essential design features to be assessed at the pilot scale prior to subsequent commercial-scale demonstration. Additionally a techno-economic analysis will be conducted at the commercial scale to evaluate the ultimate cost and performance relative to Department of Energy goals.

Advanced Combustion Systems Projects Selected for Funding
June 8, 2015
The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected ten projects to receive funding through NETL’s Advanced Combustion Systems Program. Projects being funded fall under three subtopic areas: use of higher efficiency supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycles, further research on mature combustion technologies, and development of novel concepts.