Monday 14 May 2018

US Government seeks to fund ‘coal power plants of the future’

US Government seeks to fund ‘coal power plants of the future’

The US Government is seeking information on the development of coal-based “power plants of the future”.

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has issued a Request for Information (RFI), inviting stakeholder input on technical and market considerations to inform research and development in support of the design, construction and operation of a small-scale, modular coal-based pilot-scale plant.

These so-called “plants of the future” are expected to be modular for lower cost, designed using advanced methods, small scale and highly efficient, with more than 40% efficiency.

The DOE said: “The objective of this RFI is to support DOE’s mission to lead research and technology development that promotes the advancement of coal-fired power plants that provide stable power generation with operational flexibility, high efficiency and low emission.”

It is accepting views until 8th June 2018.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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