Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme , Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Research programme >Technology development
Policy Target:Carbon Capture Storage
Agency:U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE)

The Innovations for Existing Power Plants or Innovations for Existing Plants' (IEP) primary focus is to disseminate innovative concepts that can be applicable to the existing baseload coal-fired power generating capacity in the United States.

In FY08, the IEP Program redirected its focus from the development of advanced mercury and NOx emissions control technologies and coal utilization byproduct (CUB) research to CO2 emissions control for existing plants and Water-Energy Interface R&D. The focus on CO2 emissions control technology – both post-combustion and oxy-combustion – and related CO2 compression is in direct response to the priority placed on advancing technological options for the existing fleet of coal-fired power plants for addressing climate change.

The IEP program's recent activities include:

  • Development of retrofittable CO2 reduction and capture options for existing large point sources such as electricity generation units;
  • Integration of CO2 capture with advanced power cycles and technologies and with environmental control technologies for criteria pollutants;
  • Development of advanced technologies for CO2 compression such as shockwave compression.

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