DOE awards $25 million to Prairie Research Institute

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $25 million to a three-year project led by the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois, that will design a next-generation power plant in Springfield. The innovative plant design combines multiple techniques to both reduce emissions and capture and re-use carbon dioxide.

The project (Front-End Engineering Design Study for Hybrid Gas Turbine and USC Coal Boiler (HGCC) Concept Plant with Post Combustion Carbon Capture and Energy Storage System at City Water, Light and Power) is part of DOE’s Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) initiative, which aims to spur innovation in coal-fired plants.

Source: Illinois Sustainable Technology Center