Advanced Coal Technology

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Abundant coal resources and widespread use are central to the energy systems and growth aspirations of the U.S. and China. This presents both challenges and opportunities for our two countries in environmental performance and commercial development. The Advanced Coal Technology consortium addresses technology and practices for advanced coal utilization and carbon capture, utilization, and storage. Joint research is conducted in the following areas: advanced power generation, clean coal conversion technology, pre-combustion capture, post-combustion capture, oxy-combustion capture, CO2 sequestration, CO2 utilization, simulation and assessment, and communication and integration. Dr. Jerald Fletcher from West Virginia University leads the U.S. consortium. Dr. Zheng Chuguang of Huazhong University of Science and Technology leads the China consortium.

These two Advanced Coal Technology Consortia (collectively, the CERC-ACTC) are implementing a five-year Joint Work Plan (English PDF Chinese PDF) to significantly advance technology in the area of clean coal, including carbon capture, utilization, and storage, in both China and the United States.

U.S. and Chinese officials agreed to a Technology Management Plan (TMP) regarding intellectual property rights. The Agreement (English PDF Chinese PDF) protects American and Chinese research, scientists, and engineers by ensuring their intellectual property rights for the technology they create.

The CERC Advanced Coal Technology Consortium currently includes the following U.S. members:

  • Lead:
  • Partners:
    • Babcock & Wilcox (Barberton, OH)
    • Duke Energy (Charlotte, NC)
    • Indiana Geological Survey (Bloomington, IN)
    • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA)
    • Los Alamos National Laboratory (Los Alamos, NM)
    • LP Amina (Charlotte, NC)
    • National Energy Technology Laboratory (Morgantown, WV and Pittsburgh, PA)
    • University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
    • University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)
    • US-China Clean Energy Forum, Washington State China Relations Council (Seattle, WA)
    • World Resources Institute (Washington, DC)

The CERC Advanced Coal Technology Consortium currently includes the following Chinese members:

  • Lead:
    • Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Wuhan)
  • Partners:
    • China Huaneng Group Clean Energy Research Institute (Beijing)
    • China Huaneng Group Power International, Inc. (Beijing)
    • China Power Engineering Consulting Group Corporation (CPECC) (Beijing)
    • China Power Investment Corporation (Beijing)
    • China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing)
    • ENN (XinAo Group) (Langfang)
    • Harbin Institute of Technology (Harbin)
    • Institute for Rock & Soil Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science (Wuhan)
    • Northwest University (Xi’an)
    • Research Center for Energy & Power, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing and Lianyungang, Jiangsu)
    • Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Group Co., Ltd. (Xi’an)
    • Shanghai JiaoTong University (Shanghai)
    • Shenhua Group (Beijing)
    • Tsinghua University (Beijing)
    • Zhejiang University (Hangzhou)