DOE to award up to $100M for future coal plants in Coal FIRST initiative

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) intends to provide up to $100 million in awards ( DE-FOA-0002116 ) for the Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, and Transformative) initiative (announced in November 2018), which aims to develop coal plants of the future that will provide secure, stable, reliable power with near-zero emissions. In 2017, coal was the second-largest energy source for electricity generation in the United States.

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@LATimes Fails To Connect The Climate Crisis Dots Or Mention Dire Climate Warnings In Story On Dirty Coal-Powered LADWP #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes I Added The News Readers Need That You Left Out Again #ConnectTheDots #joetakesonthenews

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2018 130

New catalyst opens door to CO2 capture in coal-to-liquids process

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World energy consumption projections expect coal to stay one of the world’s main energy sources in the coming decades, and a growing share of it will be used in CT—the conversion of coal to liquid fuels (CTL). The conversion of coal to liquid fuels is especially relevant in coal-rich countries that have to import oil for their supply of liquid fuels—such as China. By 2020, CTL is expected to account for 15% of the coal use in China.

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@LaTimes Greenwashes Climate Crisis & Threat To Readers By Claiming Surrender Is “War On Climate” As Los Angelenos Choke On Nation’s Worst Air Pollution #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2019 130

CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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My favorite part of this next CicLaVia is t he Bike Parade coming from my friends at Greenpeace and Sierra Club which they’re calling ROLL AGAINST COAL. It’s long been time to kick coal out of L.A.’s How’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A.

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@LATimes Takes The Racist Bait And Treats Phony Wall As Legitimate News While Failing To Cover Climate Crisis #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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DOE to award up to $36M for design and testing of advanced carbon capture technologies for coal-fired power generation

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $36 million ( DE-FOA-0001791 ) to continue the development of carbon capture technologies to either the engineering scale or to a commercial design, with an eye to reducing fossil fuel power plant emissions. Testing will need to be under realistic conditions using actual (not synthetic) coal-fueled generating or similar flue gas. Engineering design is to cover both the carbon capture process and balance of plant.

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Proposed process for low-emissions coal-to-liquids

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The EMS (Earth and Mineral Science) Energy Institute at Penn State has developed a conceptual novel process configuration for producing clean middle-distillate fuels from coal with some algal input with minimal emissions. Algae Coal Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Hydrogen Production

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Petition to Create Green Jobs From Coal

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Increase taxes on dirty carbon-based fuels at the source. Retrain coal miners and refinery workers into green jobs. Here's an idea: 1. Decrease payroll taxes. Yeah, you know who I'm talking about; ) 3. Save the planet for future generations. Good idea? Follow the link to whitehouse dot gov to sign the petition

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DOE awarding $6.5M to 9 large-scale Phase I pilot coal projects

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This FOA, issued in August 2017, is a $50-million funding opportunity for projects supporting cost-shared research and development to design, construct, and operate two large-scale pilots to demonstrate transformational coal technologies. DOE has supported a range of potentially transformational coal technologies aimed at enabling step-change improvements in coal-powered systems. UKy-CAER Heat-integrated Transformative CO2 Capture Process for Pulverized Coal Power Plants.

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DOE soliciting projects in advanced coal gasification for high carbon-capture power production and/or liquid fuels

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The US DOE is soliciting ( DE-FOA-0001051 ) projects for up to $10 million in awards to target technological advancements to lower the cost of producing hydrogen and/or high-hydrogen syngas from coal for use in 90% carbon capture power generation and/or gasification-based liquid (transportation) fuel production: methanol or diesel. Technologies need not be limited to 100% coal; however, coal must be the predominant fuel (i.e., >50

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OSU team demonstrates Coal-Direct Chemical Looping for more efficient and low carbon coal heat release

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An Ohio State University team has demonstrated the successful operation of Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CDCL)—which chemically harnesses coal’s energy and efficiently contains the carbon dioxide produced before it can be released into the atmosphere. For 203 continuous hours, an OSU combustion unit produced heat from coal while capturing 99% of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction. Hot iron and coal ash are left behind.

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Global Carbon Project: Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year

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Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.

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Trump relaxes coal emissions standards (again) over holiday week

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For the second time in a month, the Trump administration has rolled back emissions restrictions on coal-fired power plants. Early in December, the EPA announced a new proposal that would undo carbon-dioxide limits on coal plants, overturning one of President Obama's signature climate change programs, the Clean Power Plan, which never went into.

2019 85

Air Products to acquire Shell’s coal gasification technology business and patent portfolio for liquids (residue) gasification; coal-to-fuels in China

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Air Products will acquire Royal Dutch Shell’s Coal Gasification Technology business as well as Shell’s patent portfolio for Liquids (Residue) Gasification. As a leading industrial gas company, Air Products has extended its onsite supply model to use coal gasification to generate synthesis gas (syngas) for major projects. s (Jinmei Huayu’s) coal-to-clean-fuels project in Jincheng City, Shanxi Province. China Coal Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Fuels Gasification

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EIA: India’s steel industry dominated by electric-based processes; intensive coal use for DRI

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Two unique features of the steel industry in India are the large-scale use of electric induction furnaces for electric-based steelmaking rather than electric arc furnaces and the reliance on coal, rather than natural gas, to produce DRI. Coal India Manufacturing Materials

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CSIRO and partners to test Direct Injection Carbon Engine to reduce brown coal emissions by up to 50%

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DICE involves converting coal or biomass into a water-based slurry (called micronised refined carbon, MRC) that is directly injected into a large, specially adapted diesel engine. The process has very high conversion efficiency >97% (LCA); he fuel choice determines the carbon footprint.

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Carbon Energy to license underground coal gasification technology to Shanxi Coal

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Australia-based Carbon Energy signed its first. international technology license agreement with Chinese coal giant Shanxi Coal. Transportation and Sales Group (Shanxi Coal), to be its exclusive underground coal gasification (UCG) technology partner for the Shanxi Province. Shanxi Coal is China’s second largest coal company with coal rights across the Shanxi Province, China’s major coal producing area.

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CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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My favorite part of this next CicLaVia is t he Bike Parade coming from my friends at Greenpeace and Sierra Club which they’re calling ROLL AGAINST COAL. In case you didn’t know, the City of Los Angeles still gets 40% of its electricity from coal-fired power plants, the dirtiest polluters and greenhouse gassers on the planet. It’s long been time to kick coal out of L.A.’s For more details and t o RSVP go to the Roll Against Coal Facebook page.

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EIA: energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas surpass coal as fuel use patterns change

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Energy-associated CO 2 emissions from natural gas are expected to surpass those from coal for the first time since 1972, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In 2015, natural gas consumption was 81% higher than coal consumption, and their emissions were nearly equal.

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Consortium moves ahead with HESC pilot for conversion of Australian coal to LH2 for transport to Japan

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The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain ( HESC ) project will convert brown coal from the AGL Loy Yang mine into hydrogen at an adjacent site and then transport the gas by road in high pressure tube trailers to a liquefaction terminal at the Port of Hastings.

2018 78

DOE awarding ~$44M to seven carbon capture projects

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected seven projects to receive approximately $44 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development through the funding opportunity announcement, Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies. The projects will target one of two areas: 1) engineering-scale testing of transformational solvent- or membrane-based carbon dioxide (CO?)

2018 84

University of Adelaide team exploring novel configuration for solar hybridized coal-to-liquids process

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Simplified flowsheet of the proposed solar hybridized coal- to-liquids (SCTL) process with the proposed solar hybridized dual fluidized bed (SDFB) gasifier. Biomass-to-Liquids (BTL) Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Emissions Solar Solar fuels

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Study Concludes Peak Coal Will Occur Close to 2011

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A multi-Hubbert analysis of coal production by Tadeusz Patzek at The University of Texas at Austin and Gregory Croft at the University of California, Berkeley concludes that the global peak of coal production from existing coalfields will occur close to the year 2011. The HHV of global production is likely to peak in 2011 at 160 EJ/y, and the peak carbon emissions from coal burning will also peak in 2011 at 4.0 Tags: Coal

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DOE awarding about $16M to four projects for advanced gasification systems; focus on coal

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Awardees will receive approximately $16 million to advance the gasification process, which converts carbon-based materials such as coal into syngas for use as power, chemicals, hydrogen, and transportation fuels. Advanced Gasifier and Water-Gas Shift Technologies for Low-Cost Coal Conversion to High-Hydrogen Syngas. Praxair, OTM-Enhanced Coal Syngas for Carbon Capture Power Systems and Fuel Synthesis Applications. Coal Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Gasification

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China team optimizes catalytic hydrogenation process to convert coal tar to gasoline and diesel

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Flow diagram of coal tar hydrogenation process. Researchers in China report the production of gasoline and diesel from coal tar via an optimized catalytic hydrogenation using two serial fixed beds, the first with a hydrofining catalyst of MoNi/?-Al Catalysts Coal Diesel Fuels

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The day without coal: Britain's first one since 1882

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The Industrial Revolution that started around 1750 in England was powered largely by coal. With Watt's invention of the steam engine and the emergence of railways in the mid-nineteenth century, the carbon-dense fuel was central to the change from an agricultural economy to an industrial one. Carbon Footprint global warming UK climate change England electric utilities

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Modified SOFC anodes allow operation at lower temperatures with carbon-containing gases; potential for much more efficient and cleaner generation of electricity from coal

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Using barium oxide nanoparticles, a team of researchers led by Georgia Tech has modified the surface of conventional anodes for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) to enable operation at lower temperatures (750 °C) with carbon-containing gases—e.g.,

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I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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Bill McKibben’s “Do The Math” article in 2012′s Rolling Stone magazine taught us that we cannot burn any more than 565 gigatons of carbon if we want to stay at 2° or lower. But our friends in the oil, coal and gas industry have 5,795 gigatons of carbon on the books.

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Kyoto team develops two-stage process for direct liquefaction of low-rank coal and biomass under mild conditions

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Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan have proposed a novel two-stage process to convert low-rank coals or biomass wastes under mild conditions to high-quality liquid fuel. One of the issues hampering the development of direct liquefaction of low-grade carbonaceous resources—such as low-rank coals and biomass wastes—to produce liquid fuel is their oxygen content. The carbon basis soluble yields were 19.4−31.2% for low-rank coals and were as high as 36.7−71.7%

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Peabody Energy and GreatPoint Energy To Partner on Coal-to-Gas and Coal-to-Hydrogen Facilities with Carbon Capture and Storage

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Overview of the bluegas catalytic coal methanation process. By adding a catalyst to the coal gasification system, GreatPoint Energy is able to reduce the operating temperature in the gasifier, while directly promoting the reactions that yield methane, (CH 4 ).

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US DOE, Natural Resources Canada open pilot plant to advance oxy-combustion carbon capture at coal-fired power plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) and Canada’s Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) opened a new 1 Megawatt thermal (MW th ) facility to test an advanced process to capture CO 2 emissions from coal-fired power plants. The new 1 MW th facility will test oxy-fired pressurized fluidized bed combustion (oxy-PFBC) as a means to capture CO 2 more efficiently and economically and to help advance the commercialization of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in the US as well as Canada.

2016 78

It’s Time To Go To The Mattresses

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The Killer Coal Family is waging war against the rest of our families - and those gangsters will not stop until we take them down. At our meeting we all agreed that it’s time to go to the mattresses and declare war against coal until we kill them and put them out of business.

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Algae.Tec signs carbon capture biofuels deal with Australia’s largest coal-fired power company

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Algae.Tec has signed a deal with Australia’s largest power company to site an algae carbon capture and biofuels production facility alongside a 2640MW coal-fired power station near Sydney. million tonnes of coal per year and delivers power to eastern Australia, from South Australia to Northern Queensland. The algae will feed on waste carbon dioxide emitted by the power station and the resulting algal oil is converted to biodiesel and hydrogenated to jet fuel.

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DOE to award up to $14M to 6 new projects to advance IGCC with carbon capture technology for coal-fired plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $14 million to six projects aimed at developing technologies to lower the cost of producing electricity in integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants using carbon capture. The selected projects are intended to improve the economics of IGCC plants and promote the use of the US’abundant coal resources. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Coal Gasification Power Generation

2011 68

No, coal isn't coming back: the reasons in 5 charts

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The coal industry is on the decline, but the reason for that decline has become a subject of political debate. Supporters of fossil fuels blame the energy policies of the outgoing Obama Administration, claiming the emphasis on renewable energy and lowering carbon emissions puts coal at a disadvantage.

2016 85

Trump to slash clean-energy funding 72 percent, lauds "beautiful clean coal"

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You may wish to apply those judgments to mentions of "beautiful clean coal" by President Donald Trump, who used the phrase in Tuesday's State of the Union address. Trump claimed his administration had "ended the war" on "beautiful clean coal," while. Politics global warming climate change carbon dioxide fossil fuels Donald TrumpIf a marketer talked enthusiastically about "healthy delicious cyanide," what would you think?

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UK moves ahead on lower-carbon power to end coal use by 2025

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The United Kingdom is increasing its use of low-carbon energy sources as it moves to phase out coal-fired power plants altogether by 2025. Renewable-energy sources such as wind and solar, combined with nuclear power and generating plants fired with renewable wood pellets, are displacing fossil fuels in the country's electricity-generation mix. Europe emissions energy policy UK England Scotland energy fossil fuels

Coal industry hopes to don disguise as clean-power player via carbon capture

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As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump vowed to "bring back coal" as part of a larger program to encourage greater production of fossil fuels. But the coal industry believes it needs more than an ostensibly friendly administration in Washington to survive. With coal production down and electric utilities continuing to switch to lower-cost.

DOE to provide ~$1B in cost-shared funding to FutureGen; oxy-combustion of coal with carbon capture and storage

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Project is a public-private partnership formed for the purpose of developing the world’s first commercial-scale, coal-fueled oxy-combustion electric generation project integrated with carbon capture and geologic storage.

2014 96

Bankruptcy shows scope of Peabody Coal's climate denial lobbying

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These are tough times for the coal industry. Coal plants are being retired at an increasing rate in North America and Europe, replaced by a combination of natural-gas and renewable generating capacity. These days, virtually any way to produce electricity is seen as better than coal, which produces the highest volumes of carbon dioxide per. Fuel emissions Politics global warming Carbon climate change energy legislation science

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US DOE to award up to $3M for coal-biomass-to-liquid projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to a total of $3 million to projects (1) to develop and to test novel technologies for the economical and environmentally-sustainable conversion of coal-biomass feedstocks to liquid transportation fuels (CBTL) and (2) to assess concepts and evaluate the feasibility of building and operating a commercial scale CBTL production facility. Feasibility Study for a Coal-Biomass to Liquids Facility.

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