DOE Selects Thermosolv LLC technology for production of upgraded

coal-based fuel for power generation

Coal Upgrading Plant in Laramie WY

On September 20, 2019, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced 32 winners for $56.5 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects for advanced coal technologies and research under six separate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).


Under FOA 1992: Maximizing the Coal Value chain, Thermosolv LLC project “Low Emissions Upgraded Utility Fuel from Low-Rank Coals” was selected for an award.  As a part of this project, Thermosolv LLC will develop and test a patented coal upgrading/pyrolysis technology to recover value-added precursors from lower-rank coals while producing a low-emissions, higher heating value, beneficiated coal product for utility and industrial applications. The goal of the proposed work is to develop an advanced low-cost coal upgrading technology to produce a stable, upgraded utility fuel while extracting valuable liquid precursors for high-value carbon products.


DOE Funding: $1,891,501; Non-DOE Funding: $548,124; Total Value: $2,439,625

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