The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced investments for the Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, and Transformative) initiative, which aims to develop coal plants of the future that will provide secure, stable, reliable power with near zero emissions. DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) issued a Notice of Intent for the funding opportunity, which will make available up to approximately $100 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects that focus on developing the components required by Coal FIRST systems.
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