High Performance Materials
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High-Performance Materials focuses on developing cost-effective structural and functional materials that reduce the cost and time needed to develop and commercialize new materials for fossil energy applications in extreme operating environments. The goal of the High-Performance Materials program is to develop new materials that will enable the next generation of fossil fuel power-generation technologies to operate at higher pressures and temperatures to achieve increased efficiency and lower operating costs. These advancements are used to promote technologies that enhance plant optimization that reduce operations and maintenance cost of both existing coal-fired plants and new fossil energy infrastructure.

hpm-cost-effective.pngExtreme environment materials (EEM) development focuses on creating cost effective structural and functional materials for advanced fossil energy power production technologies, and reducing the cost and time needed to develop and commercialize in extreme operating environments. EEM also focuses on advanced manufacturing methods for high-performance materials and computational materials modeling as enabling technologies.

The program is divided into two main functions: 1) computational materials design and 2) material development. The advancements are used to promote technologies that enhance plant optimization that reduce operations and maintenance costs of both existing coal-fired plants and new fossil energy infrastructure. Advanced manufacturing techniques explore processes that can effectively manufacture, develop, and distribute prototype technology.