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Project Roster - Cleaner Fossil Energy Task Force

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Cleaner Fossil Energy Task Force Action Plan - PDF format

CFE-06-01 CO2 Capture and Storage Program
CFE-06-02 Ultra-Supercritical Pulverized Coal and Carbon Capture and Storage (USC PC/CCS) Near Zero Emissions Workshop and Design Guides for APP Countries - (Completed)
CFE-06-03 Ultra Clean Coal Project
CFE-06-04 Oxy-Fuel Combustion Program and Working Group
CFE-06-05 Callide-A Oxy-Fuel Demonstration Project*
CFE-06-06 Assessing Post-Combustion Capture Technologies for Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Stations*
CFE-06-07 Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle with Carbon Capture and Storage Workshop, and Design Information for APP Country Coals - (Completed)
CFE-06-08 Asia-Pacific Gas Market Growth - (Completed)
CFE-06-09 Evaluating and Reducing Emissions in Producing, Processing and Transporting Natural Gas
CFE-06-10 Information Exchange on LNG Public Education Campaigns - (Completed)
CFE-06-11 Asia-Pacific Gas Hydrate Cooperation
CFE-06-12 Costs and Diffusion Barriers to Deployment of Low Emissions Technologies for APP
CFE-06-13 CO2 Enhanced Coal Bed Methane (CSIRO-JCOAL–ECBM)
CFE-07-14 Development of Advanced Adsorption Process Technologies for Pre-Combustion Capture of CO2 in Coal Gasification Processes (IGCC)
CFE-07-15 Coal Gasification Performance Assessments for Low Emissions IGCC Systems
CFE-07-16 Cooperative R&D on Cleaner Fossil Energy
CFE-09-17 Guidelines for Safe and Effective Carbon Capture and Storage: Building Regulatory Capacity
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Project 1. CO2 Capture and Storage Program

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This project will identify a range of initiatives that Partner countries may wish to consider in advancing knowledge and understanding of carbon capture and storage technologies.  Due to the varying level of development and technical advancement in different Partner countries, and the range of natural resource opportunities, the options and priorities that each Partner may consider pursuing will vary.  A major focus of this program is to provide a greater understanding of the role and contribution that carbon capture and storage can make to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Australia and China will participate in this project. 

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Project 2. Ultra-Supercritical Pulverized Coal and Carbon Capture and Storage (USC PC/CCS) Near Zero Emissions Workshop and Design Guides for APP Countries - (Completed)

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This project will plan and conduct a workshop, develop user-based plant design
guidelines, and transfer information for Ultrasupercritical (USC) pulverized coal (PC) power generation with near-zero pollutant emissions plus post-combustion CO2 capture and storage (CCS) technology as applied to Partner countries.  CoalFleet for Tomorrow®, an international collaboration with over 50 organizations that includes representation from all Partner countries, will participate in this workshop, which will be organized by the United States.  It is anticipated that this project will expand deployment in Partner countries by providing international design information, lessons learned, and guidelines for the technology.  Additionally, Partner country exchanges will broaden the types of coal considered for ultrasupercritical pulverized coal power generation with low emissions and options for CO2 capture and design information for these coals.  Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and the United States are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 3. Ultra Clean Coal Project

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This project aims to demonstrate ultra clean coal fuel for direct firing in a prototype 6-10 MW gas turbine, which will be used to develop a proposal for commercial-scale plant possibilities in Partner countries.  By providing Partner countries with the UCC process, there is a potential for higher efficiency power generation than other coal-fired options that will ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  This project will also enable Partner countries to share information on the outcomes of combustion/erosion trials and incorporate UCC technology into a strategic approach for addressing greenhouse gas emissions.  Australia, China, and Japan are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 4. Oxy-Fuel Combustion Program and Working Group

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This project will establish an Ad-Hoc Working Group to facilitate support and add value to oxy-fuel combustion demonstration projects that the Task Force has endorsed.  The Working Group will ultimately develop a work program aimed to support the development, demonstration and commercial deployment of oxy-fuel combustion by 2015.  Oxy-fuel combustion is an enabling technology for capture and storage of CO2 from fossil fuel power stations.  The Working Group will be composed of representatives from every Partner country based on a nomination process.  By providing a forum for stakeholders and Partner countries, the Working Group has the potential to develop market strategies that provide for less costly and cleaner energy such as oxy-fuel combustion.  Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and the United States are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 5. Callide-A Oxy-Fuel Demonstration Project*

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This project will provide a world-first, fully integrated demonstration of oxy-fuel pulverized-coal technology at a 30 megawatt (MW) electrical scale, and capture and storage of up to 30,000 tons CO2 per year.  The project has the broad goal of demonstrating a complete and integrated process of oxy-fuel combustion of pulverized coal, oxy-fuel combustion, CO2 processing and liquefaction, and CO2 transport and geological storage.  Successful demonstration of oxyfuel technology has the potential to lead toward near zero emissions electricity with a minimal environmental footprint.  Australia and Japan are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 6. Assessing Post-Combustion Capture for Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Stations*

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This project will provide post-combustion CO2 capture technology for coal-fired power stations.  Initial laboratory evaluations of solvents for design purposes will be performed on representative flue gases for Partner country power stations.  An existing mobile pilot plant will be installed at 2-3 Partner power stations to obtain process data, solvent performance testing, and practical experience for up to one year at each site.  Subsequently, demonstrations at increasing larger scales will be planned.  Australia and China are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 7. Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle with Carbon Capture and Storage Workshop, and Design Information for APP Country Coals - (Completed)

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This project involved holding a combined workshop focused on preparing User Design Basis Guidelines on Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) and CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) technology needs in Partner countries.  Management of the workshop, which took place in Tokyo, Japan in September of 2006, was jointly sponsored by Japan and the United States with CoalFleet for Tomorrow.  Over 40 members attended the expert group meeting and over 300 attendees from every Partner country participated in the workshop.  The workshop provided Partners with information regarding needs and differences unique to Partner country coals and integration of IGCC/CCS.  The follow up to this project may include exploration of exchange and possible broadening of the types of coals considered for IGCC/CCS and design information for Partner country coals.  Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and the United States are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 8. Asia-Pacific Gas Market Growth - (Completed)

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This project between the United States and Australia has the goal of achieving a larger gas market in Partner economies.  The goal is to promote Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) best practice principles for liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade and market access.  Representatives from the public and private sector from Partner countries will address increasing the share of energy consumption supplied by gas.  This ultimately will promote energy security, national air pollution reduction, and mitigation of CO2 emissions in a way that promotes sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.  Australia and the United States are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 9. Evaluating and Reducing Emissions in Producing, Processing, and Transporting Natural Gas

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Australia and the United States are participating in this project to develop consistent and comprehensive methods to estimate methane, carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gas emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities and gas infrastructure.  The project will be conducted in synergy with existing programs, such as Methane to Markets Partnership, GasSTAR and other initiatives.  The overall goal is to achieve up to a 30% decrease in the current level of methane leakage in Partner countries.  Australia and the United States are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 10. Information Exchange on LNG Public Education Campaigns - (Completed)

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The United States is leading this project in conjunction with Australia, China, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group to conduct a two-day regional workshop on liquefied natural gas (LNG) public education.  The aim of the workshop is to reduce public opposition to new LNG shipping and receiving terminals.  Australia, China, and the United States are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 11. Asia-Pacific Gas Hydrate Cooperation

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Several Partner countries are conducting significant research and development (R&D) programs to develop gas hydrates as a clean energy source.  This project aims to provide a mechanism to share this information with policy makers and researchers while enabling Partner countries to conduct cost-shared joint projects that will allow gas hydrates to become a viable commercial energy source in the near future.  This project, in combination with current R&D initiatives in the Partner countries, will help to ensure that the energy demand growth aspirations of the Asia-Pacific region are met.  Australia, India, Japan, and the United States are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 12. Costs and Diffusion Barriers to Deployment of Low Emissions Technologies for APP

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This project aims to determine the current level of maturity of a broad portfolio of Low Emission Technologies (LET) and to derive their relative cost profiles over time within and between the Partner countries’ energy markets.  This project will produce a study that identifies the cost-effectiveness of LET technologies in the context of the impact on energy costs of meeting clean development and climate objectives in an integrated way.  Identifying the costs and other barriers to the deployment of different energy technologies is an important first step for the Partnership’s overall objectives.  Australia and the United States are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 13. CO2 Enhanced Coal Bed Methane (ECBM) (CSIRO-JCOAL-ECBM)

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This project will validate the CO2 sequestration and Enhanced Coal Bed Methane (ECBM) technology that has been developed in Japan, using both Japanese and Australian coal and coal data.  Australia and Japan will manage this project based on their previous research and development relating to ECBM technology.  Australia, China, and Japan are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 14. Development of Advanced Adsorption Process Technologies for Pre-Combustion Capture of CO2 in Coal Gasification Processes (IGCC)

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Emissions from coal power used in power generation can be dramatically reduced by using gasification processes (IGCC) together with geosequestration.  However, the effectiveness of these processes relies on affordable and reliable capture technologies including advanced adsorption process technologies.  This project will incorporate this technology in order to develop an efficient CO2 capture system that will make carbon capture and storage more economical.  Australia and India are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 15. Coal Gasification Performance Assessments for Low Emissions IGCC Systems

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Australia and China have used the Asia-Pacific Partnership to establish collaborative links in the field of coal gasification.  Their work will continue through this project which will produce key data on coal gasification and slag flow behavior for a range of coal types found in Australia and China.  The result will be improved IGCC-based power generation systems with higher efficiency and environmental performance.  Australia and China are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 16. Cooperative R&D on Cleaner Fossil Energy

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Korea and the United States have agreed to cooperate in the field of fossil fuel-related R&D.  This includes exchanging information, knowledge, experience, and best practices; joint R&D projects; joint publications; meetings, workshops, and symposia; personnel exchanges; and human and institution capacity building.  Specific areas of collaboration include high efficiency power systems, advanced environmental control systems, and assessment of technologies to recover coal bed and coal mine methane.  Korea and the United States are participating Partners in this project.

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Project 17. Guidelines for Safe and Effective Carbon Capture and Storage: Building Regulatory Capacity

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In China and in the United States, there is already considerable effort in both the technical and geological aspects of carbon capture and storage (CCS), but development of a regulatory infrastructure has been challenging. This project aims to speed the demonstration of CCS technologies by building capacity. It will do so by developing and defining recommended guidelines and best practices for safe and effective CCS as well as by engaging technical experts and key policy makers throughout the process. China and the United States are Partners in this project.

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* Flagship Projects