Closely Aligned Research Programs

The Department of Energy's (DOE) Gasification Systems is conducted under the Clean Coal Research Program (CCRP). DOE's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States. Because the stability of the cost of power is dependent on the stability of the power plant's fuel source, because coal prices have a long history of stability, and because low and stable power availability is critical to the U.S. economy, the DOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has been charged with ensuring the availability of ultraclean (near-zero emissions), abundant, low-cost domestic energy from coal to fuel economic prosperity, strengthen energy security, and enhance environmental quality. As a component of that effort, the CCRP—administered by the Office of Clean Coal and implemented by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)—is engaged in research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities to create technology and technology-based policy options for public benefit. The CCRP is designed to remove environmental concerns related to coal use by developing a portfolio of innovative technologies, including those for carbon capture and storage (CCS). The CCRP comprises two major program areas: (1) CCS and Power Systems and (2) CCS Demonstrations. The CCS and Power Systems program area is shown in more detail below. The CCS Demonstrations program area includes three key components: Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI)FutureGen 2.0, and Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage. The technology advancements resulting from the CCS and Power Systems program area are complemented by the CCS Demonstrations program area, which provides a platform to demonstrate advanced coal-based power generation and industrial technologies at commercial scale through cost-shared partnerships between Government and industry.

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Carbon Capture & Storage and Power Systems
CCS and Power Systems

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