The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has made $50mn available to design, construct, and operate two large-scale pilots for transformational coal technologies that improve coal-powered systems’ performance, efficiency, emission reduction, and cost of electricity.
DOE has supported a range of potentially transformational coal technologies aimed at enabling step-change improvements in coal-powered systems.
Some of these technologies are now ready to proceed to the large-scale pilot stage of development.
Applicants for the funding opportunity should have already demonstrated technical success at a small-scale pilot stage, and a 20% minimum cost share on total award values is required.
The FOA will involve three phases, with down-selections made between phases: