CCS and Power Systems

Advanced Energy Systems - Advanced Combustion Systems


Advanced Oxy-Combustion Technology Development and Scale Up for New and Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants


Performer: Aerojet Rocketdyne

Project No: FE0009448


Project Scope and Technology Readiness Level


The project will conduct the testing required to advance the Oxy-PFBC to TRL level 6 and plan a scaled up field demonstration. Component tests will be performed to mitigate risk, select between alternative process parameters, and provide the baseline process for the pilot plant. The design of the pilot plan will be completed. Based on the Alberta Innovates funding decision and alternate funding options a go/no-go decision will be made about whether to proceed with construction of and testing at the pilot facility. Facility fabrication and commissioning will be completed. The recipient will also complete the Demonstration Plant pre- Front End Engineering and Design (pre-FEED) design. Pilot plant testing and analysis to validate the Oxy-Fired PFBC system performance and economics and finalize commercialization planning will be completed.

The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessment identifies the current state of readiness of the key technologies being developed under the DOE’s Clean Coal Research Program. This project has not yet been assessed. 

The TRL assessment process and its results including definition and description of the levels may be found in the "2012 Technology Readiness Assessment-Analysis of Active Research Portfolio".


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