CURC-EPRI Advanced Fossil Energy Technology Roadmap
The 2018 CURC-EPRI Advanced Fossil Energy Technology Roadmap is a plan developed by the Carbon Utilization Research Council (CURC) and the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) that identifies the research, development and demonstration (RD&D) needs to commercialize a suite of technologies that will transform the way fossil fuels are converted to electricity. If implemented, the Roadmap identifies technologies that can be available by the 2025-2035 timeframe that generate electricity from fossil fuels with low or no emissions at a cost competitive with other sources of electricity generation.
The 2018 Roadmap continues to evaluate development needs for the existing fossil-fuel fleet; updates efforts to accelerate development of “transformational” technologies that will deliver significantly higher value in terms of cost, efficiency, flexibility and environmental performance from the use of fossil fuels; and promotes continued support of large-scale pilots for testing new technologies under real operating conditions at a scale beyond laboratory- and bench-scale, and before testing technologies in a commercial-scale demonstration.
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Click here to view a companion study by CURC and ClearPath Foundation that evaluates the macroeconomic impacts of achieving the objectives outlined in the CURC-EPRI Roadmap technology program.
CURC and ClearPath Foundation, with support from the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers & Helpers, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and the United Mine Workers of America, with primary analyses conducted by NERA Economic Consulting and Advanced Resources International, have published the results of a study that projects the macroeconomic benefits of new, lower-cost CCUS technologies to the U.S. Under the scenarios evaluated, the study, entitled “Making Carbon a Commodity: the Potential for Carbon Capture RD&D”, estimates that if an aggressive RD&D program is implemented that achieves the cost targets identified in this Roadmap, market-driven deployment of 62 to 87 GW of power-sector projects with installed carbon capture technologies can be enabled by 2040 without any additional environmental regulations or mandates.