Technology Line

Below are the UCFER research topics by technology line:

RFP03-2017

[H-1] Advanced Combustion – Direct Power Extraction

  • Subtopic H-1a: Retrofit a Coal-Fired Boiler with Seed-Free MHD Topping Cycle

[I-1] Carbon Capture – Transformational Membrane Materials for Carbon Capture

  • Subtopic i-1a: Inorganic Membrane Materials for Separation of CO2/N2
  • Subtopic I-1b: Optimization of Interfacial Properties in Mixed Membranes

[I-2] Carbon Capture – Carbon Capture Simulation

  • Subtopic I-2a:  Validated VOF Simulations to Develop Models for Interfacial Area and Mass Transfer

[J-1] Carbon Storage – Wellbore Integrity

  • Subtopic J-1a: Novel Wellbore Cementing Materials for Long-Term Containment of CO2

[J-2] Carbon Storage – Reservoir Integrity

  • Subtopic J-2a: CO2 Storage Optimization Using Risk Management for Containment Assurance

[K-1] Carbon Use and Reuse – Chemical Processes for CO2 Conversion to Products

  • Subtopic K-1a: Liquid-Phase CO2 Conversion Technologies
  • Subtopic K-1b: Advanced Characterization Techniques
  • Subtopic K-1c: Ab Initio and Multi-Scale Computational Characterization
  • Subtopic K-1d: Heterogeneous Catalysts for CO2 Conversion to Products

[L-1]  Fuel Cell Technologies/ Natural Gas Conversion to Hydrogen and Carbon Products – Development and Use of Co-Products

  • Subtopic L-1a: Novel Reactors for the Co-Production of Hydrogen and Value-Added Carbons
  • Subtopic L-1b: Advanced Catalysts and Catalyst Processing for Producing Hydrogen and Value-Added Carbons

[L-2] Fuel Cell Technologies/ Natural Gas Conversion to Hydrogen and Carbon Products – Modeling and Analysis

  • Subtopic L-2a: Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) of Methane to Carbon + Hydrogen Components and Systems

[L-3] Fuel Cell Technology/Natural Gas Conversion to Hydrogen and Carbon Products – Other Topics

  • Subtopic L-3a: Other Topics

[M-1] Gasification Systems – Computational Modeling

  • Subtopic M-1a: Model Development to Advance the Science of Coal Conversion via Microwave-Induced Plasmas

[N-1] Rare Earth Elements (REEs) – Domestic Rare Earth Reserves

  • Subtopic N-1a: Domestic Rare Earth Reserves

RFP02-2016

[E-1] Carbon Capture - Transformational Membrane Materials for Carbon Capture

  • Subtopic E-1a: Innovative Polymeric Membrane Materials for Separation of CO2/N2
  • Subtopic E-1b: Thin Film Fabrication and Characterization for Polymeric Gas Separation Membranes
  • Subtopic E-1c: Hollow Fiber Membrane Module Design
  • Subtopic E-1d: Phase Change Solvent Materials for Separation of CO2/N2

[E-2]  Carbon Capture - Support for 2nd Generation  Carbon Capture Technology Scale Up

  • Subtopic E-2a: Validated Volume of Fluid (VOF) Simulations to Develop Models for Interfacial Area and Mass Transfer

[F-1] Oil & Gas (Natural Gas Infrastructure) - Measuring and Monitoring the Air Quality Impacts of Unconventional Oil and Gas (UOG) Development

  • Subtopic F-1a: Fugitive Air Emission from Point Sources

[G-1]  Advanced Combustion - Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles

  • Subtopic G-1a: CFD Model Development for Direct Fired Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles

[G-2]  Advanced Combustion - Chemical Looping Combustion

  • Subtopic G-2a: Oxygen Carriers for Chemical Looping Combustion of Solid Fuels

[G-3]  Advanced Combustion - Novel Concepts

  • Subtopic G-3a: Novel Concepts for Advanced Combustion

RFP01-2016

[A-1] Carbon Use and Reuse - Catalysts, Chemical Reactors, and Chemical Processes for CO2 Conversion to Products

  • Subtopic A-1a: Development of Novel Catalysts for CO2 Conversion to Products
  • Subtopic A-1b: Chemical Reactor & Process Development and Characterization

[B-1] Carbon Storage - Geologic Storage, Simulation, and Risk Assessment

  • Subtopic B-1a: Pore to Core Scale Characterization of Flow Paths Using Experimental Imaging and Simulation
  • Subtopic B-1b: In-Situ Measurement of Geomechanical Properties

[B-2] Carbon Storage -Monitoring, Verification, Accounting, and Assessment Technologies

  • Subtopic B-2a: Deep Subsurface Monitoring Technologies
  • Subtopic B-2b: Near-Surface Monitoring Technologies
  • Subtopic B-2c: Modeling of Monitoring Technologies

[C-1] Crosscutting Research & Analysis - Multiphase Flow Science

  • Subtopic C-1a: Assess and Quantify Numerical Discretization Errors in Multiphase Gas-Solids Flow Simulations

[D-1] Rare Earth Elements - Transformational Technology Development for REE Separations and Extraction Concepts from Coal and Coal By-Product Resources

  • Subtopic D-1a: Transformational REE Separations Technology Development