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Energy Industries of Ohio - $2 million for 36 months for research and development of ultrasupercritical materials, which can enable boilers and steam turbines to use oxygen rather than air for combustion. Other project partners include Babcock & Wilcox, Alstom, Foster Wheeler, Riley Power, GE Energy, Siemens Westinghouse, Electric Power Institute, and the U.S. Department of Energy.
FirstEnergy Corp. - $1 million for 13 months to supplement the current 50-MW commercial demonstration unit at the Burger station operated by FirstEnergy and its partner, Powerspan Corp. Funding would address two outstanding design aspects that are critical to the ultimate commercialization of this multi-pollutant-reduction technology. This technology will enable the use of Ohio coal in both existing and new power plants.
The Ohio State University Research Foundation/Ohio Agriculture Research and Development Center - $170,362 for 24 months for field trials to examine the feasibility of using byproducts (calcium sulfite and calcium sulfate) on Ohio croplands to increase crop yield and promote increased drainage of excess water. Such use would enable power plants using high-sulfur coal to sell their by-products rather than paying to landfill them, and to contain costs.
The Babcock & Wilcox Co. - $484,382 for 24 months for Phase 1 of a project to convert one of the City of Hamilton's boilers to oxygen, rather than air, combustion. This conversion would result in a concentrated CO2 gas stream that could be more easily captured and sequestered. Other project partners include Air Liquide, the DoE, and the City of Hamilton.
The Ohio State University Research Foundation and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Geodetic Science - $248,719 for 36 months to help fund ongoing research into potential uses and markets for Ohio's coal combustion products, as well as technology transfer opportunities. Other project partners include American Electric Power, FirstEnergy, Cinergy, Headwaters Resources, Fly Ash Direct, Midwest Coal Ash Assn., Utility Solid Waste Activities Group, Buckeye Industrial Mining, Energy Industries of Ohio, Mintek Resources, Sphere Services, Carmeuse Lime Co., and the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.
The Ohio State University Research Foundation and Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Geodetic Science - $660,026 for road resurfacing tests in Delaware and Warren Counties utilizing high-carbon fly ash - a high-volume coal combustion product. These tests will help verify that the use of high-carbon fly ash is less costly and of equal or better quality than alternative materials in highway reclamation projects. Other project partners include Delaware and Warren County Engineer's Offices, and Base Construction.
Battelle - $750,000 for 48 months for Phase 2 of the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership, which seeks to identify the most logical options for carbon sequestration in both geologic and terrestrial applications. The project also seeks to identify appropriate public education programming on the subject of carbon sequestration. Other project partners include the U.S. Department of Energy, American Electric Power, FirstEnergy, Babcock & Wilcox, Consol, ODNR/Ohio Geological Survey, the Ohio State University Natural Resources School, OSU/National Regulatory Research Institute, Ohio Corn Growers and Soybean Associations, Chicago Climate Exchange, Baard Generation, DTE Energy, The Keystone Center, the Ohio Environmental Council, and several others.
Ohio Energy Project - $5,000 for the Ohio Energy Project to expand its programming to help students better understand and appreciate the importance of coal as a critical source of energy for electricity production, both in Ohio and nationwide. Visit the OAQDA web site at www.ohioairquality.org.