Jointly funded by the U.S. DOE and Ohio Coal Development Office
Current coal fired power plants might achieve operating efficiencies of greater than 50% if ultrasupercritical conditions are employed. One of the current draw-backs for achieving these conditions are materials needed to permit operation of plants at the 1400°F and 5,000 psi steam pressure. This effort, exceeding $20 million with the services being provided by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and cost shared by an industry consortium, will address this need. EIO is the prime contractor and is responsible for managing and coordinating the efforts of the four U.S. boiler manufacturers, the Electric Power Research Institute and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.