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Crosscutting Research Program

Crosscutting logoThe unique programs crosscut and leverage technological capabilities to accelerate fossil energy technology development

The Crosscutting Program has a unique ability to see and foster applications of a given technology across a numberPower Plant of programs.

The Crosscutting Program facilitates its R&D efforts through collaboration with other government agencies, large and small businesses, and universities.

The Crosscutting Program sponsors two of the longest-running university training programs that prepares the next generation of scientists and engineers to meet future energy challenges.

The activities within the five primary research areas target enhanced fossil energy systems availability with the goal of creating transformational technology that will improve plant efficiency and reduce costs with a focus on developing novel energy infrastructure, and revolutionizing energy systems.

 


SENSORS & CONTROLS

Program develops sensors and controls capable of monitoring parameters of interest and transmitting indications of component health while operating in harsh environments.

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MODELING, SIMULATION, AND ANALYSIS

Program enables researchers to observe experiments with phenomena and key elements that are either not observable or impractical to research in-situ applications.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE MATERIALS

Program develops novel materials that aim to reduce the cost and time needed to develop and commercialize fossil energy applications in extreme operating environments.

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WATER MANAGEMENT R&D

Program analyzes the inextricable relationship between power generation and water usage, with the aim of reducing water consumption and increase plant efficiency.

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INNOVATIVE ENERGY CONCEPTS

Program develops innovative cost-effective technologies that promote efficiency, environmental performance, availability of advanced energy systems, and computational tools.

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UNIVERSITY TRAINING AND RESEARCH

Programs support the education of students in the area of coal science through grants to U.S. colleges and universities that emphasize Fossil Energy strategic goals.

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