University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research Commits Funding for Round 03 Projects

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA.  –  On November 15, 2017, UCFER released its third request for proposals (RFP) to the member Coalition. The RFP closed on January 10, 2018. A total of $4.1 million was approved to support the following 11 projects:

  • Seed-Free MHD Topping Cycle for Coal and Gas Fired Power Generation, Texas A&M University, $424,100
  • Modular Chemical Functionalization of External Surfaces of Porous Metal-Organic Framework Filler Particles for Optimization of Interfacial Properties in Mixed Matrix Membranes, University of Pittsburgh, $168,855
  • Porous Polymer Network Membranes and Porous Molecular Additive for Post Combustion CO2 Capture, Texas A&M University, 203,000
  • A Multiphase Modeling Framework for Second Generation Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Systems, University of North Dakota, 152,989
  • Improved Wellbore Integrity via Sealing Small Cracks with CO2-Soluble Polymers that Block Water, Oil and Gas, University of Pittsburgh, $271,424
  • CO2 Storage Optimization Under Geomechanical Risk and Prediction Uncertainty Using Coupled-Physics Models, University of Southern California, $270,000
  • Catalytic Conversion of CO2 Into Vinyl Acetate, Louisiana State University, $399,948
  • Atomically Precise Au25-Based Alloy Nanoclusters for Electrochemical CO2 Conversion, University of Pittsburgh, $179,784
  • Optimization of Microwave-Driven Plasma-Assisted Conversion of Methane to Hydrogen and Graphene, Penn State, $213,168
  • Autothermal Methane Decomposition for Large-Scale Co-production of CO2-free H2 and Aligned Carbon Nanotube, West Virginia State University, $196,996
  • A Computational Investigation of Coal Conversion via Microwave-Induced Plasmas, West Virginia University, $217,640