Project No: FE0007859
Performer: General Electric
Jenny Tennant Technology Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road P.O. Box 880, Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 304-285-4830 email@example.com
K. David Lyons Federal Project Manager National Energy Technology Laboratory 3610 Collins Ferry Road P.O. Box 880 P03D Morgantown, WV 26507-0880 304-285-4379 firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Zemsky General Electric Energy 1333 West Loop South Houston, TX 77027 518-385-1626 email@example.com
DOE Share: $3,949,773.00
Performer Share: $987,446.00
Total Award Value: $4,937,219.00
Performer website: General Electric - http://www.ge.com
General Electric (GE) sees opportunity in the global trend for cleaner power production using its IGCC technology. The company believes that power can be economically and cleanly produced from coal through the use of its technologies and desires to utilize its coal gasification and power generation technology expertise to meet this goal. The objective of this 3-year project is to evaluate potential improvement in total installed cost and availability through deployment of a multi-faceted approach encompassing technology evaluation, constructability assessment, and design methodology. Eastman Chemical Company is supporting the GE effort by providing consulting on the evaluation and technology transfer phases of the project. The end result is to reduce the time to technological maturity and enable plants to reach higher values of availability in a shorter period of time at a lower installed cost.
Program Background and Project Benefits
This General Electric Company project focuses on studying the feasibility of improving plant availability and reducing total installed costs in integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants, by developing and improving operating methodologies, simulations, and control philosophies. The project targets reducing the time to technological maturity and enabling plants to 90 percent availability in a shorter period of time and at a lower installed cost. Specifically, this project will develop techno-economic studies using cost and availability data.
Project Scope and Technology Readiness Level
In this project, GE will perform techno-economic studies on its IGCC technology focused on cost and/or availability criteria. The scope of work includes the identification of system- and component-level requirements for each task and subtask; the development of designs and materials as required for technical evaluation of concepts, validation, and testing of components/sub-systems; and the development of appropriate operating methodologies, simulations, and control philosophies where applicable. The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) assessment identifies the current state of readiness of the key technologies being developed under the DOE’s Clean Coal Research Program. In FY 12, this project was assessed a TRL of 2. The TRL assessment process and its results including definition and description of the levels may be found in the "2012 Technology Readiness Assessment-Analysis of Active Research Portfolio".