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Background, Interest,
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 Xologies IncorporatedJeremy L Perando Small Business Other Energy Technologies While going to college i worked via an Electrical Engineer apprenticeship with CONSOL energy. This certified me for working underground and I got my first look at drives and high voltage systems. With my newly found wealth working in the mines, i found the next 4 years in general labor underground in the coal mines. For the last two years of those 4 I was enrolled in a computer tech school completing my degree. I took job placement from there with Adelphia Communications where I got to work at corporate doing technical phone support while watching the broadband base grow from to 50 cities to 50000 cities. I wanted to get back closer to home and bid on a job at a local office where after a couple years Adelphia went bankrupt and i moved into temp work for COVAD communications doing backend phone support for T1 and T3 business lines. From there I took a permanent job working for BEITZEL corporation, a construction company in Garrett County MD. They were at a unique crossroads where mining safety regulation and technology smashed together. Being that I was already a certified miner and had spent the last 4 years in the tech field, I was able to help substantially in the Automation department. After a couple years Beitzel Corp formed Pillar Innovations where i assisted with building the department where i became manager of the automation and atmospheric monitoring product manager. After 9 years i was ask to start an automation department for an electrical contractor startup. Here I was responsible for entire coal preparation plant programming and SCADA systems. This lasted for a year where we started up one entire plant and some train loadouts. After the mining industry started to decline, CLINE Industires was still adding onto their coal plants as planned so all the work was moving to Illinois. At this point I started my business, Xologies Incorporated. Six years in and i can say that finding the right employee is the most difficult part of what a business owner does. Currently we support chemical and control systems using primarily Rockwell Software and Allen Bradley hardware. We also do custom robotics with ARM processors using PYTHON and web interfaces. Best asset is problem solving followed by intercommunication of old and new tech. Process control and control systems in general, just make sense to me. I also coach 2 FIRST robotics tech challenge teams and mentor on other teams.


Phone: 3046123788

Address: PO Box 102, Accident, MD, 21520, United States
 National Renewable Energy LabEvan Reznicek Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation: Renewable Our background and capabilities are primarily in techno-economic systems analysis of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and infrastructure. We have expertise in low temperature fuel cells and electrolyzers, hydrogen storage and production, steam methane reforming, hybrid solid oxide fuel cell systems, reversible solid oxide cell systems, power-to-gas and gas-to-power systems, supercritical carbon dioxide cycles, transportation fuels and infrastructure, and general knowledge of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration processes and technologies. Our skills and capabilities include techno-economic analysis, geospatial and temporal systems analysis, supply-chain optimization, design and dispatch optimization, process systems modeling, and dynamic simulation. Our interests in this RFI primarily pertain to electrochemical technologies that can provide multiple value streams including electricity, heat, and hydrogen or other synthetic fuels. Technical concepts of interest to us that relate to this RFI include low temperature fuel cells with steam-methane reforming and carbon capture, reversible high-temperature carbonaceous fuel cell systems, power-to-gas and gas-to-power systems with carbon utilization and/or sequestration, and hydrogen or synthetic natural gas production for grid electricity or transportation applications.


Phone: 303-384-6894

Address: 15013 Denver West Pkwy, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
 Lamar UniversityDaniel H. Chen Academic Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Super-critical CO2 power cycle; Air Separation Unit; Static/Dynamic Process Modeling; Optimization; Data Analytics for Advanced Process Control; Flare Minimization; Flare Modeling


Phone: 4096589290

Address: Lucas Bldg. Rm. 102, PO Box 10053, Beaumont, TX, 77710, United States
 National Renewable Energy LabPaul Fleming Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Power Generation: Renewable Paul Fleming is the principal investigator for wind energy controls within the National Wind Technology Center. His recent research focuses on wind farm control, and especially wake control. Past research topics include active power control for grid support from wind energy, control of floating turbines, and advanced turbine control systems.


Phone: 303-384-6918

Address: 15013 Denver West Pkwy, Golden, CO, 80401, United States
 Dioxide MaterialsRich Masel Small Business Other Energy Technologies Dioxide Materials™ is well acquainted with the ARPA-E system. We have two ARPA-E projects: “Energy Efficient Electrochemical Conversion of CO2 into Useful Products” where we made polymer membranes and electrolyzers for CO2 electrolysis and “High Efficiency Alkaline Water Electrolyzers For Grid Scale Energy Storage” where we developed alkaline membranes for water electrolyzers. Both projects were successful and were highlighted during the ARPA-E summit. The projects were funded under OPEN2012 and OPEN2015 and were co-horted with the REFUEL portfolio developing carbon neutral liquid fuels (CNLFs). We have also been funded by DOE and NASA for chemical conversion technologies.
As a result, we have expertise in several areas related to this funding opportunity including: electrochemistry; materials chemistry; electrocatalysis; chemical engineering including reactor design; electrochemical cell and stack design; CO2 and other gas separation techniques; process engineering; techno-economic modeling; system integration; and manufacturing scale-up of membranes. We have capabilities in roll-to-roll manufacturing of membranes as well as a multitude of electrochemical testing stations for long term and cycle testing of cells and stacks ranging up to multi-kW for thousands of hours.
Dioxide Materials™ would like to offer our expertise, in membrane development, separations and CCUS technologies as well as working with ARPA-E to other teams. We are looking to partner with teams that need help in any of these areas. We would be happy to participate as a subcontractor.


Phone: 2172391400

Address: 3998 FAU Boulevard, Suite 300, Boca Raton, FL, 33134, United States
 Siemens Corporation, Corporate TechnologyKeryl Cosenzo Large Business Other Energy Technologies Siemens Corporation, Corporate Technology, located in Princeton, New Jersey, is one of several world-class central research and development labs within Siemens Corporate Technology. Our hundreds of research scientists and software engineers provide technological solutions to the global family of Siemens’ businesses. We have past and ongoing projects with federal agencies, including ARPA-E, DOE, and DARPA in topics aligned with FLECCS.

Areas of expertise are as follows:
- Contributors on DOE project, “Integrated Electrochemical Processes for CO 2 Capture and Conversion to Commodity Chemicals” (; evaluating and comparing the environmental impacts and Life Cycle Costing Analysis of the novel carbon capture (E-MAR) and chemical conversion prototype technology
- Experience in developing linear and nonlinear model based control solutions for chemical process industries, advanced process optimization solutions, development of numerical models to predict NOx emissions for Gas Turbine (GT) engines and its model based control algorithms
- Demonstrated experience developing and deploying state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms on real-time industrial control systems across a variety of application domains (e.g., autonomous vehicles, manufacturing robotics, power systems, etc.)
- An established record of developing advanced diagnostics and prognostics capabilities, which leverage historical data, operational records, and domain expertise in order to identify and anticipate operational regimes and states of complex systems
- Signal processing and time-series forecasting
- Machine learning, deep perception networks, probabilistic reasoning, and reinforcement learning
- Feedback control and optimization of process parameters


Phone: 609-216-3853

Address: 755 College Road East, Princeton, NJ, 08540, United States
 University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignJames T Allison Academic Other Energy Technologies My expertise is in quantitative system design methods that can be applied to a wide range of engineering applications, including 1) methods based on numerical optimization, machine learning, and physics-based models, 2) methods for the integrated design of physical systems and their controllers (also known as control co-design, or CCD), and 3) efficient methods for navigating complex topological design spaces, such as system architecture or process configuration design problems (especially those requiring numerical simulation for design performance comparison). Energy sustainability has been a core application focus of my research group (the Engineering System Design Laboratory, or ESDL), including upcoming projects funded by the ARPA-E ATLANTIS program, which focuses on using CCD to reduce floating offshore wind energy cost. A core area of ESDL expertise is direct optimal control, which is particularly important for process design, such as chemical processes or the more complex processes involved in CCS systems.

Over most of the last decade, the ESDL has been a leading contributor to the creation, analysis, dissemination, and application of CCD and topological system design methods. In particular, the ESDL has world-class expertise in the areas required to help teams utilize "advanced optimization techniques that allow for a wide range of process configurations and design and operational variables to be considered in a computationally-efficient manner", as detailed in RFI-0000041. I am interested in working with one or more teams on projects where advanced design optimization methods play an important role in creating new levels of capability for FLECCS. In addition to CCD and topological process design methods, other potential strategies for transforming FLECCS capabilities via advanced design methods (within ESDL expertise) could include 1) design methods tailored for reconfigurable/flexible systems, 2) multi-level and multi-scale design methods, including multi-scale material design, 3) multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO) strategies, 4) adaptive surrogate modeling, and 5) generative design methods. Successful application of design automation methods will require predictive modeling capabilities for candidate system designs. If high-accuracy models are not available, lower-fidelity models coupled with efficient design exploration tools can provide tremendous value at early design phases to narrow the search space.


Phone: 2172444319

Address: 101 E MCHENRY ST, URBANA, IL, 61801-6630, United States
 Trimeric CorporationKatherine Dombrowski Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Trimeric is one of the world’s leading process engineering experts in CO2 capture, processing, and compression, with involvement in dozens of carbon capture, purification, and/or storage projects. Trimeric has experience working with producers and users of CO2, including power plants, oil and gas producers, food and beverage industry suppliers, refiners, chemical plants, etc.

Trimeric works with an extensive network of vendors, technology providers, and end-users. Trimeric is a small business that is not aligned directly or indirectly with any technology or equipment vendors. Our services include process modeling and optimization; technical and economic feasibility studies; contract R&D; development of process flow diagrams and process and instrumentation diagrams; equipment sizing, selection, and procurement; process controls and procedures development; troubleshooting; and process hazard analysis.


Phone: 512-295-8118

Address: PO Box 826, Buda, TX, 78610, United States
 Materials Research LLCAnoop Nagar Small Business Other Energy Technologies I have led DOE funded programs on CO2 capture from from high pressure gas streams, demonstrated CO2 capture at pilot scale, CO2 capture from flue gas, commercially funded Direct Air Capture - pilot scale demonstration integrated with a fossil fuel power generating plant.


Phone: 650.859.3083

Address: 138 Tennyson Ave, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, United States
 Bright Energy Storage TechnologiesMiles Abarr Small Business Other Energy Technologies Bright has a novel Thermal Energy Storage (TES) technology under development (currently TRL 5) with breakthrough specific costs that enable new paradigms of thermal generation plant operations which result in potential reductions of capital costs for attached carbon capture systems of more than 50%, regardless of the particular capture technology. This technology will be first piloted at a working coal plant under DE-FOA-1989 which commenced in October, 2019.
In addition, Bright has a novel cryogenic carbon capture technology which is significantly simpler relative to alternative cryogenic approaches and which has the potential for extremely low capital costs compared to other carbon capture approaches with similar process efficiencies. It is currently TRL 2-3. Pro-forma levelized cost of capture for this technology are $18 - $25/tonne CO2 at a coal plant, and $40 -$45/tonne CO2 at a gas plant, with pro-forma CO2 capture ratios of 95 - 97%.
Bright has extensive expertise in techno-economic modeling of complex thermodynamic systems considering both operational and capital costs, system dynamics modeling, and agile/rapid cycle hardware and systems development.


Phone: 7143491182

Address: 5525 W. 56th Ave., Ste. 200, Arvada, CO, 80002, United States
 Susteon Inc.Raghubir Gupta Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Deep expertise in CO2 capture from various point sources using solvent, sorbent, membrane and other existing and emerging technologies. This expertise includes chemistry, reactor design, process control, process design and optimization, scale-up and integration with power plants. Extensive knowledge of doing techno-economic analysis of CCS. Experience in designing, building and operating a 50 MW CCS system at Tampa Electric Company using amine solvents. Understanding of direct air capture systems being developed by Global Thermostat, Climeworks, Carbon Engineering and others, including understanding of challenges in designing engineering systems for DAC and balance of plant needs to handle large air flows. Expertise in integrating hydrogen production with excess grid electricity. Extensive working experience with ARPA-E since its inception. Great success in winning ARPA-E proposals (had 10 programs so far).


Phone: 919-889-7183

Address: 5001 Weston Parkway, Suite 105, Cary, NC, 27513, United States
 FuelCell Energy, Inc.Hossein Ghezel-Ayagh Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear FuelCell Energy invites the interested parties to work collectively toward deployment of an intriguing technology for carbon capture from the flue gas of power plants and industrial complexes. The technology is carbonate fuel cells, which has been demonstrated globally in MW-scale power plants. The carbonate fuel cell is versatile, with the capability to perform carbon capture from the flue gas of other plants while generating ultra-clean electric power using a supplemental fuel such as biogas or natural gas. Systems can also be configured using carbonate fuel cells to produce by-product hydrogen gas for export or other uses by the host facility, such as for process needs at refineries. The flexibility of hydrogen production stems from the internal reforming capabilities of the carbonate fuel cell technology, without the need for complex external reforming unit operations. It also has been shown that the carbonate fuel cell destroys ~70% of NOX in the flue gas, reducing or eliminating capital and operating costs for NOX destruction equipment. Overall, the additional benefits of simultaneous power generation, hydrogen recovery, and NOx destruction provides the added values that will benefit the reduction of the cost of CO2 capture down to acceptable levels.

One of the great features of the technology is the modularity of the carbonate fuel cell hardware, providing an affordable approach to carbon capture, with systems that can be configured to capture >90% of the CO2 in the exhaust of a plant, or smaller systems that can be added in as little as 10% capture increments with no appreciable change in the cost of power and with minimum capital outlay. The technology is versatile to be applied to flue gas resulting from the combustion of a variety of fuel sources including coal, natural gas, and even biomass. As an example, a recent study was focused on carbonate fuel cell application to the flue gas of a biomass fed power plant in Great Britain.


Phone: 203-285-6048

Address: 3 Great Pasture Road, Danbury, CT, 06810, United States
 SRI InternationalIndira Jayaweera Non-Profit Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear SRI has the California's largest CO2 capture technology test site for developing CCS processes. Specifically, SRI has experience in developing sorbent, solvent and membrane-based technologies for CO2 capture from post-combustion, pre-combustion and air-capture applications.
SRI CO2 capture program started in early 2004 and had many projects funded by both industry and government. The program included technology development from proof of concept to pilot-scale. Currently, we have three major projects funded by NETL - two of them are solvent based (lab scale and engineering scale) and one membrane based (field testing).
Given below are a short summary of available facilities:
• On-site power, hot water and both low-pressure and medium pressure steam.
• Up to 1 MW slip stream from an onsite 6 MW Natural Gas power plant
• UP to 800 cfm CO2 yard for simulated gas testing relevant to both NG and PC
• Various lab-scale, large-bench-scale and pilot systems for integrated testing of CO2 capture solvents (both organic and inorganic solvents)
• High-bay area for additional system installations
• Two Hollow-fiber spinning lines for membrane fabrication
• Lab-scale and large-bench scale (skid) for membrane performance testing (CO2/H2 and CO2/N2 separation)
• Large outdoor scrubber for exhaust control
• Analytical facility
• Machine-shop


Phone: 6508594042

Address: 333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, United States
 Arizona State UniversityKlaus Lackner Academic Other Energy Technologies We are interested in design, engineering and assessment of systems that combine direct air capture collectors with CO2 scrubbers at peaker power plants. Natural gas fired power plants would best fit this concept (conceptually this would work for all dispatched fossil generation). For example, many direct air capture systems could produce at low cost a first-stage output stream with flue-gas like CO2 concentration. This output could be merged with the flue gas stream to fully utilize scrubbers resulting in higher equipment utilization. In the context of direct air capture, we are looking for systems that can utilize intermittent energy. For an integrated system this would mean that the peaker plant does not need to divert some of its high value power output to CO2 capture and storage.
Areas of expertise:
Direct Air Capture
Sorbent technologies
CO2 upgrading i.e., concentration, purification & pressurization
CO2 to fuel conversion
System Analysis
Systems & Device Design/Engineering
Systems & Device Modeling
Power Plant Design/Construction/Operations
Laboratory Experimentation & Proof of Concept
Description: The idea is to combine direct air capture with flue gas capture to create a dual stage process that may be fed from flue gas capture & or direct air capture. The two stages of capture are sized to allow continued operation at full scale from either source, resulting in capital and operating efficiency. Following capture, we upgrade the CO2 using a concentration and purification system compatible with both forms of CO2 capture. Hence, we can feed gas through the gas scrubbers on a 24 x 7 basis, utilizing our equipment more efficiently and feeding our product stream on a continuous basis. By utilizing a combination of flue gas capture and direct air capture, the equipment that would have only served flue gas capture can now be used for both, allowing for a more efficient operation. Thus, peaker plants would be able to afford the capital investment of CO2 capture. This design would provide a continuous operation, or when as a batch to most effectively allocate energy cost. Our system would include recovery of wet low pressure CO2 from both systems and use thermal processes to dry the CO2, to compress the CO2, and with these combinations shift the bulk of the energy consumption, which can be done asynchronously and therefor operate when the cost of electricity is low.


Phone: 480 727 2499

Address: PO Box 873005, Tempe, AZ, 85287, United States
 University of Kentucky CAERKunlei Liu Academic Other Energy Technologies CO2 capture
power generation
power plant operation
generation operation
economic analyses
process controls
solvent chemistry


Phone: 859.257.0293

Address: 2540 Research Park Drive, Lexington, KY, 40511, United States
 GE Global ResearchPatrick Riley Large Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear GE has extensive expertise in gas turbine power plants especially in dynamic operation. This expertise includes thermodynamic cycles, thermal management, materials, and controls. Additionally, GE has techno-economic modeling capabilities to estimate capital and operating costs and project generation dispatch for an integrated carbon capture – combined cycle gas turbine plant. GE is interested in partnering to optimize an integrated carbon capture solution for dynamic operation at the lowest cost possible.


Phone: 518-387-7459

Address: 1 Research Circle, Niskayuna, NY, 12309, United States
 Rhodium GroupJohn Larsen Small Business Power Generation and Energy Production: Fossil/Nuclear Rhodium’s Energy & Climate team analyzes the market impact of energy and climate policy and the economic risks of global climate change. Led by Rhodium co-founder Trevor Houser, this interdisciplinary team includes policy experts, economic analysts, energy modelers, data engineers and climate scientists. Their research supports decision-makers in the public, financial services, corporate, philanthropic and non-profit sectors.

By combining policy expertise with a suite of detailed energy-economic models, Rhodium helps clients understand the impact of energy and climate change policy on economic output, energy markets, and greenhouse gas emissions. The Energy & Climate team partners with Rhodium’s China, India, and Advanced Economies teams to analyze the energy and emissions implications of major macroeconomic and policy developments in other major economies as well.

Rhodium is a founding partner of the Climate Impact Lab, a collaboration of leading research institutions combining climate, economic and data science to quantify the risks climate change presents. Building on this work, Rhodium provides evidence-based, asset-level data to companies, investors, and regulators seeking climate risk information.


Phone: 202-888-6571

Address: 5 Columbus Circle, New York, NY, 10019, United States