Closely Aligned Research Programs

DOE's overarching mission is to advance the economic and energy security of the United States, a major aspect of which is a stable supply of low-cost electrical power. Because the cost of power is dependent on the power plant's fuel cost, and given coal's long history of low cost and stable supply in the U.S.,  the DOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has been charged with ensuring the availability of ultraclean (near-zero emissions), abundant, low-cost domestic energy from coal. As a component of that effort, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is engaged in research, development, and demonstration activities to remove environmental concerns related to coal use. For this purpose, NETL's Clean Coal Research Program (CCRP) is developing a portfolio of innovative technologies, including those for carbon capture and storage (CCS). The CCS and Power Systems program area is shown in more detail below. The technology advancements resulting from the CCS and Power Systems program area are complemented by the CCS Demonstrations program area, which provides a platform to demonstrate advanced coal-based power generation and industrial technologies at commercial scale through cost-shared partnerships between Government and industry.

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Carbon Capture & Storage and Power Systems
CCS and Power Systems