$70 Million 15 Year Advanced Materials Program Completed

The high temperature/high pressure advanced materials development program conducted by an industrial consortium led by the Energy Industries of Ohio has published its final report completing this $70 Million, 15 year effort.  This effort, where EIO was the prime contractor and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) acted as the technical lead organization, identified and qualified a number of materials capable of operating under extreme conditions. These conditions are needed for future power generation systems that include nuclear, solar concentrators and fossil plants that will operate with considerably lower emissions. The project was funded by the Ohio Coal Development Office, the U.S. Department of Energy with cost share from EPRI, Babcock & Wilcox, Alstom Power, Foster Wheeler, Babcock Power, General Electric and Siemens Westinghouse. These reports are available on the Department of Energy's website Office of Scientific and Technical Information www.osti.gov.