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US DOE issues a Request for Information for emission reduction technology strategies

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World Coal,

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have issued a Request for Information (RFI) for strategies for improving or creating emission reduction or utilisation technologies for hazardous substances resulting from coal combustion.

DOE is seeking information that may assist in formulating strategies for the reduction of hazardous materials and waste streams, including approaches involving containment and/or isolation.  Waste streams of interest include those affecting air, water, and solid waste (by-product) disposal areas. DOE is also interested in learning about technological strategies to improve management of coal ash ponds, such as by-product management facilities, ponds, and landfills.

Responses to this RFI should provide an understanding of the state of the art and the potential benefits from the next generation of emission-reduction technologies, including removal or containment strategies, and by-product utilisation strategies, for current and future coal-fired utility and industrial applications in the following areas:

  1. Cost-effective reduction of risks and impacts associated with ash containment.
  2. Hazardous substance removal or isolation from waste streams.
  3. Enhancement of design and operating practices to optimise plant performance with respect to cost-effective operation with minimal environmental impact.
  4. Creation of pathways for the production of value-added products from coal combustion residues.

DOE is seeking information from stakeholders such as industry, academia, non-profit organisations and research institutions. This is solely a request for information and is not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). DOE is not accepting applications to this RFI.

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