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Research Area and Team

The US-China Advanced Coal Technology Consortium is implementing the second five-year (2016 – 2010) Joint Work Plan to significantly advance technology in the area of advanced coal. 

CERC-ACTC focuses on emerging commercial, field, and development projects in the US and China to achieve rapid progress in advanced coal technology development, demonstration, and enhancement. The research program consists of research that has been conducted by leading researchers in both countries along 5 technical themes: Advanced Power Generation, Collaborations and Knowledge Sharing on Large Projects and Demonstrations, CO2 Utilization and Storage, Advanced Coal Conversion, and Systems Analysis and Modeling. 

Currently there are eighteen members from the U.S. and fifteen members from China.

West Virginia University, in Morgantown, manages the implementation of the U.S. side consortium. Huazhong University, in Wuhan, manages the implementation of the China side consortium. 

Joint Research Areas

CERC-ACTC focuses on emerging commercial, field, and development projects in the US and China to achieve rapid progress in advanced coal technology, demonstration, and enhancement.

Oxy-combustion HUST

Advanced Power Generation

Building onto research and making new demonstrations of power generation technologies.

Power Generation
CERC Steering Committee Meeting_Beijing 2014

Collaboration on Large Demos

Facilitating collaboration and knowledge sharing on existing and planned CCUS demonstrations in both US and China.

Collaboration 
Microalgae CO2 plant

CO2 Utilization and Storage

Focusing on CO2-EWR and the commercialization of CO2 capturing technology using microalgae. 

CCUS 
Shenhua CTL Plant

Advanced Coal Conversion  

The design and methods for demonstration of staged conversion technologies will be applied to industry scale demonstration.

Coal Conversion 
Powerstation monitoring station at WVU

Systems Analysis and Modeling

Modeling the impact of power plant cycling, developing model-based optimal mitigation strategies, and IGCC simulation.

Modeling