US DOE invests USD56 M in coal technology projects

07 October 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced 32 winners for USD56.5 M in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects for advanced coal technologies and research under six separate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).

The projects further this Administration’s commitment to strengthening clean coal technologies and cover a range of topics, including carbon capture, utilization, and storage; rare earth element recovery; coal to products; crosscutting coal R&D; steam turbine efficiency; and advanced materials.

The first funding opportunity award is for USD10 M under DE-FOA-0001992, Maximizing the Coal Value Chain; The second funding award is for USD11.9 M under DE-FOA-0001996, Advancing Steam Turbines for Coal Boilers; The third is for USD9.3 M under DE-FOA-0002001, Crosscutting Research for Coal-Fueled Power Plants; The fourth award is for USD5 M under DE-FOA-0002002, Advanced Materials for High-Efficiency, Flexible and Reliable Coal-Fueled Power Plants. The fifth award is for USD15 M under DE-FOA-0002003, Process Scale-Up and Optimization/Efficiency Improvements for Rare Earth Elements (REE) and Critical Materials (CM) Recovery from the United States Coal-Based Resources.

Finally, the sixth funding opportunity award is for USD5.3 M under DE-FOA-0001998, Transformational Sensing Systems for Monitoring the Deep Subsurface.