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U.S. Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI)

According to the U.S. Department of Energy:

"The Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) is a 10-year, $2 billion program designed to support the Clean Coal Technology Roadmap milestones with the government providing up to 50 percent of the cost of demonstrating a range of promising technologies. CCPI is implemented through a series of five solicitations over the 10-year period, two of which have already been issued and selections made. CCPI provides the means to demonstrate those technologies proven through R&D to have commercial potential. Demonstrations are at a commercial scale in actual operating environments, which is essential to moving them to the threshold of commercialization."[1]

As of April, 2008, 8 projects were active and 4 had been withdrawn.[2]

According Department of Energy Fact Sheet, the multi-year Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI), "is driven by private-sector-proposed projects in response to a government solicitation. Potential applicants include technology developers, service corporations, R&D firms, energy producers, software developers, academia, and other interested parties. The private sector cost share must be at least 50 percent. Funding is awarded to applicants, selected as a result of these open competitions, who can rapidly move promising new concepts to a point where private-sector decisions on deployment can be made." [3]

Round I participants:[4]

  • Great River Energy, Underwood, ND - Increasing Power Plant Efficiency–Lignite Fuel Enhancement
  • NeuCo, Inc., Boston, MA - Demonstration of Integrated Optimization Software at the Baldwin Energy Complex
  • University of Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington, KY - Advanced Multi-Product Coal Utilization By-Product Processing Plant
  • WMPI PTY., LLC, Gilberton, PA - Gilberton Coal-to-Clean Fuels and Power Co-Production Project
  • Western Greenbrier Co-Generation, LLC, Lewisburg, WV - Western Greenbrier Co-Production Demonstration Project
  • Wisconsin Electric Power Co., Milwaukee, WI - TOXECON Retrofit for Mercury and Multi-Pollutant Control on Three 90 MW Coal-Fired Boilers

Round II participants:[5]

  • Excelsior Energy, Inc., Minnetonka, MN - Mesaba Energy Project
  • Pegasus Technologies, Incorporated, Chardon, OH - Mercury Specie and Multi-Pollutant Control
  • Southern Company Services, Birmingham, AL - Demonstration of a 285-MW Coal-Based Transport Gasifier

2011 US DOE funding

On Sep. 13, 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $14 million to six projects aimed at being integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) coal-fired power plants using carbon capture: Electric Power Research Institute Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.); TDA Research, Inc. (Wheat Ridge, Colo.); two for projects by General Electric (Houston, Texas); Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (Allentown, Pa.); and Reaction Engineering International (REI) (Salt Lake City, Utah).[6]

Resources

References

  1. "Clean Coal Power Initiative," National Energy Technology Laboratory website, accessed April 2008
  2. "Clean Coal Power Initiative," National Energy Technology Laboratory website, accessed April 2008
  3. "Program Facts," Department of Energy fact sheet, accessed April 2008 (PDF File)
  4. "Program Facts," Department of Energy fact sheet, accessed April 2008 (PDF File)
  5. "Program Facts," Department of Energy fact sheet, accessed April 2008 (PDF File)
  6. "Clean coal power projects awarded $14 million from DOE" Power Engineering, Sep. 13, 2011.

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