DOE Funds Twelve Projects to Enhance Coal Power Efficiency

By Editors of Power Engineering

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy announced it will provide a total of $8.6 million to fund 12 research projects that will enhance the efficiency of fossil energy power systems.

Of the twelve, ten projects deal directly with coal. Four projects will work on improvements to coal combustion power plants, one will characterize long-term service coal combustion power plant extreme environment materials, two will develop new concepts for water management in coal power generation systems and one will develop effluent water management at coal-fired energy plants.

The remaining two will deal with fossil energy EEM model development. The complete list can be viewed here.

All projects will be managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory.