The Gasification Technologies Council (GTC) was created in 1995 to promote a better understanding of the role Gasification can play in providing the power, chemical and refining industries with economically competitive technology options to produce electricity, fuels and chemicals in an environmentally superior manner. The Council represents companies involved in the development and licensing of Gasification technologies as well as engineering, construction, manufacture of equipment and production of synthesis gas by Gasification from coal, petroleum coke, heavy oils, and other carbon-containing materials.
FutureGen is a public-private partnership to design, build, and operate the world's first coal-fueled, near-zero emissions power plant, at an estimated net project cost of US $1.5 billion. The commercial-scale plant will prove the technical and economic feasibility of producing low-cost electricity and hydrogen from coal while nearly eliminating emissions. It will also support testing and commercialization of technologies focused on generating clean power, capturing and permanently storing carbon dioxide, and producing hydrogen. In the process, FutureGen will create unique opportunities for scientific exploration, education, and stakeholder engagement.
NETL develops advanced hydrogen-from-coal technologies through joint public and private RD&D. These technologies will facilitate the transition to the hydrogen economy and the use of coal resources to produce, store, deliver, and utilize affordable hydrogen in an environmentally responsive manner.
The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. The Department has four strategic goals toward achieving the mission. Defense Strategic Goal: To protect our national security by applying advanced science and nuclear technology to the Nation’s defense Energy Strategic Goal: To protect our national and economic security by promoting a diverse supply and delivery of reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy. Science Strategic Goal: To protect our national and economic security by providing world-class scientific research capacity and advancing scientific knowledge. Environment Strategic Goal: To protect the environment by providing a responsible resolution to the environmental legacy of the Cold War and by providing for the permanent disposal of the Nation’s high-level radioactive waste.