Coal and Coal-Biomass to Liquids

Turning coal into liquid fuels like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel, with biomass to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, is the main goal of the Coal and Coal-Biomass to Liquids program. The program also aims to reduce the cost of these low-emission fuels, and will take advantage of carbon capture and sequestration technologies to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Other Coal and Coal-Biomass to Liquids (C&CBTL) Program Activities: The C&CBTL Program coordinates and works with other DOE programs, national laboratories, and private organizations to ensure that gasification R&D dovetails well with other R&D efforts, and to ensure efficient technology development with minimum cost to the taxpayer. Other program activities include; educating the public about C&CBTL and ongoing contacts and discussions with the public and industry concerning what the future of C&CBTL should be.

Radically Engineered Modular Systems (REMS) is a new R&D coal conversion approach. It centers on using small scale, modular systems with heavy reliance on advanced manufacturing, sophisticated modeling and simulation, and reaction and process intensification. The REMS approach is intended to: increase plant availability, reduce capital costs and cost of energy production, reduce development time and cost, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and leverage technical breakthroughs with commercial technologies.

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