TABLE 8-1 Summary of CCT Activities


Principal Goals

Number of Proposals Submitted

Number of Projects Selected; Current Status


Demonstrate feasibility of clean coal technologies for future commercial applications


9 plus 14 alternates; 1 complete, 8 ongoing, including 3 alternates


Demonstrate technologies:


16; 4 withdrawn, 12 ongoing



  • Capable of being commercialized in 1990s





  • More cost-effective than current technologies





  • Capable of achieving significant reduction of SO2 and NOx emissions from existing facilities




Demonstrate technologies capable of:


13; all ongoing



  • Being commercialized in 1990s





  • Achieving significant reductions in emissions of SO2 and/or NOx from existing facilities





  • Providing for future energy needs in environmentally acceptable manner




Demonstrate technologies capable of:


9; 2 withdrawn, 7 ongoing



  • Retrofitting, repowering, or replacing existing facilities while achieving significant reductions in SO2 and/or NOx emissions





  • Providing for future energy needs in environmentally acceptable manner




Advance efficiency and environmental performance of coal-using technologies applicable to new or existing facilities


5; pending final approval

a The majority of the proposals were for four technologies: coal preparation (10), coal gasification (10), atmospheric fluidized-bed combustion (9), and flue gas cleanup (7).

Source: DOE (1994a).

Advanced Emission Control Systems

Of the 45 active CCT demonstration projects, 19 involve advanced emission control systems technologies aimed at the cleanup of SO2, NO, and particulates (see Chapter 7, Table 7-8). The 19 projects require an obligation of $672 million (approximately 15 percent of the program funding), of which the private sector has contributed approximately 58 percent. The demonstrations apply to 3,250

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