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NETL seeking FWPs for air separation research for modular gasification systems

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World Coal,

The Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking field work proposals (FWPs) from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Laboratory Complex. These FWPS will focus on identifying new concepts and technologies for producing oxygen via air separation for use in flexible, modular gasification systems.

The objective of the Laboratory Research Call is to solicit and competitively award research projects to develop air separation technologies to be used in advanced fossil energy-based modular energy systems that will make progress toward enabling cost-competitive, coal-based power generation with near-zero emissions. Air separation technologies developed under FWPs selected through this Laboratory Research Call would eventually find applications in coal-fed, small-scale (1 - 5 MWe) modular gasification-based power plants.

Applicants may propose technological advancements for air separation using any suitable method, such as cryogenic, sorbent-based, membrane-based, chemical-based, hybrid approaches and novel approaches to oxygen production via air separation. Applicants are encouraged to leverage low-cost materials, advanced manufacturing methods, modeling/simulation, and other efficiency-increasing and cost-reducing R&D approaches. Laboratories may submit more than one proposal.

Approximately US$4 million is expected to be available to fund the first year of these awards under this Research Call.

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