On November 15, 2017, UCFER released its third request for proposals (RFP) to its sixteen-member Coalition. The RFP closed on January 10, 2018. A total of 81 proposals were received and reviewed by the Technical Advisory Council, Core Competency Board, external reviewers, other Coalition faculty, and the Executive Council. Funding available for this round of proposals was $4.099 million and the total funding requested was $20.196 million. The chart on the following page summarizes the funding requested for each topic area.
UCFER recommendations were provided to NETL for funding consideration. The following 11 projects were approved for funding:
Seed-Free MHD Topping Cycle for Coal and Gas Fired Power Generation—Texas A&M Engineering Experiment, 24-month project, $424,100