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The European Commission, DG XVII, has launched a call for proposals for a demonstration project on advanced pulverized fuel fired power plants using an ultra-supercritical steam cycle. The application of new metallurgical materials has the potential to enable conventional coal-fired plants to achieve steam temperatures beyond 700 Degrees Celsius, thus improving efficiencies in new or refurbished plants to above 55% and resulting in a very substantial reduction of emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. In order to provide an incentive for the development of this technology, the European Commission is calling for proposals aimed at the demonstration of advanced pulverized fuel-fired power plant using such an ultra-supercritical (USC) steam cycle. Proposers should present a phased project aimed at the demonstration of the USC concept in a conventional power station to prove reliability, availability and load following at the higher steam turbine temperatures. The Commission intends to award a contract for the initial demonstration phase or phases and will make a further call or calls for work under subsequent phases at the appropriate time(s). While the present invitation concerns the demonstration of the technology in question, proposals may also include appropriate supporting work.

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