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Performer:  Energy Industries of Ohio, Inc. Location:  Cleveland, OH
Project Duration:  11/01/2015 – 09/30/2021 Award Number:  FE0025064
Technology Area:  Plant Optimization Technologies Total Award Value:  $74,058,187
Key Technology:  High Performance Materials DOE Share:  $55,477,072
Performer Share:  $18,581,115

Downdraft inverted tower AUSC steam<br/>generator (left),<br/>AUSC ComTest superheater arrangement (right).
Downdraft inverted tower AUSC steam
generator (left),
AUSC ComTest superheater arrangement (right).

Project Description

NETL is partnering with Energy Industries of Ohio Inc. to demonstrate advanced ultrasupercritical (AUSC) technology at a commercial-scale level of technology readiness by designing, procuring, constructing, and operating a test facility consisting of a prototype R&D-scale (approximately 134,000 lb/hr steam flowrate, which is equivalent to 20 MW power generation) AUSC steam turbine and other AUSC plant components needed to generate the steam to run the prototype-scale steam turbine. The project will complete planning activities and front-end engineering design for conducting full-scale pilot testing of select components at high temperatures and pressures.

Project Benefits

The expected benefits of the project will be the development of a domestic supply chain for the fabrication of nickel superalloy and other AUSC power plant components; validation through design, fabrication, and operation of a prototype (20 MW) scale unit; validation that an AUSC steam turbine can be designed, built, and reliably operated under both steady-state and varying load operating conditions; development and validation of fabrication, installation, and repair methods for nickel superalloy and other AUSC power plant components; and the obtaining of sufficient R&D test and metallurgical analysis data to design an AUSC demonstration plant with a high probability of technical success.

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Contact Information

Federal Project Manager Vito Cedro: vito.cedro@netl.doe.gov
Technology Manager Briggs White: briggs.white@netl.doe.gov
Principal Investigator Robert Purgert: purgert@energyinohio.com