DOA to invest $6.5M in coal industry

The Department of Energy (DOE) is allocating a total of approximately $6.5 million toward investing in research and development of larger-scale coal-powered systems. The investment will go towards helping the nine companies implement the first pilot stages of their projects, meant to focus on improving "coal-powered systems’ performance, efficiency, emission reduction, and cost of electricity." The funding is part of a larger $50 million investment opportunity announced by the department in August 2017 to support the development, design and construction of "transformational coal technologies."

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Well, there's $6.5 million we'll never see again. To be spend on booze, entertainment and travel

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Perhaps we can innovate the carburetor industry? Rotary phones? Wood burning ovens?

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will end tp be useful as a failed billion dollar military jet project

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Remember when Americans used to mock the Chinese for their reliance on coal?

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8 minutes ago, JohnAtronis said:

The Department of Energy (DOE) is allocating a total of approximately $6.5 million toward investing in research and development of larger-scale coal-powered systems. The investment will go towards helping the nine companies implement the first pilot stages of their projects, meant to focus on improving "coal-powered systems’ performance, efficiency, emission reduction, and cost of electricity." The funding is part of a larger $50 million investment opportunity announced by the department in August 2017 to support the development, design and construction of "transformational coal technologies."

To prove there's no such thing as 'clean coal

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Just now, Meanwhile said:

To prove there's no such thing as 'clean coal

"The $6.5 million will go towards... feasibility and finalizing budgets."
Sooo. Six and a half million just to brainstorm about it?

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 I bet some company will get funding from this administration to develop and produce a coal fired automobile. Hurry up innovators 

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In all fairness, DOE also announced will that they  invest $44 million in projects to build new carbon capture technologies

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8 minutes ago, Joanna said:

In all fairness, DOE also announced will that they  invest $44 million in projects to build new carbon capture technologies

44 million is a drop in the bucket, but it is wonderful to be back in the fifties again. 

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Just now, 李伟王芳 said:

44 million is a drop in the bucket, but it is wonderful to be back in the fifties again. 

I would call it spending rather than investing

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On 2/16/2018 at 10:33 AM, Stephen said:

 I bet some company will get funding from this administration to develop and produce a coal fired automobile. Hurry up innovators 

Might as well. Take out the middle man. Seems like EV batteries are recharged using coal power. So let's take out the battery entirely and start manufacturing that coal-powered automobile! 

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Love Stephen's idea. Let's go back to 100 year ago. Then we don't have to worry on environment and pollution.

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Support for More Koal Energy  (SMoKE)

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Has anyone ever lived in a country where everyone's burning coal? I have. 

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