Office of Fossil Energy

Energy Department Issues Notice of Intent for Crosscutting Technologies for Coal-Fueled Power Plants

December 11, 2018

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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has issued a Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects to enhance the performance and economics of the existing and future coal fleet.

The objective of DE-FOA-0002001, Crosscutting Research for Coal-Fueled Power Plants, is to competitively solicit and award R&D to develop innovative technologies that can improve operational performance, reduce costs at existing coal power plants, and enhance future facilities, thereby lowering electricity costs for consumers.  Specific R&D areas of interest may include advanced manufacturing of embedded sensors, coal power plant cooling technology, and modeling of existing coal plant challenges.

This effort is funded by FE’s Crosscutting Research Program, which develops technology with broad applicability for a range of fossil energy applications. Selected projects will be managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). 

Prospective applicants to the FOA should begin developing partnerships, formulating ideas, and gathering data in anticipation of its issuance, tentatively slated for the first quarter of calendar year 2019. No applications will be accepted through the Notice of Intent, and all the information it contains is subject to change.

Read the full Notice of Intent here

The Office of Fossil Energy funds research and development projects to reduce the risk and cost of advanced fossil energy technologies and further the sustainable use of the nation’s fossil resources. To learn more about the programs within the Office of Fossil Energy, visit the Office of Fossil Energy website or sign up for FE news announcements. More information about the National Energy Technology Laboratory is available on the NETL website.