Description: The first stop on Thursday is the National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, one of a handful of such facilities in the country. Significant research on coal and carbon capture is performed at the lab for the Department of Energy.
After lunch, the group will be given a tour of Longview Power, a 700 megawatt coal-fired generator built in 2011 in nearby Maidsville, WV, that employs the best available emissions control technology and is one of the most efficient such plants in the country.
NCAC members specifically are asked to bring their expertise and insight to share with each other and industry experts at both of these facilities.
Day 1: Departure: 2:00 p.m. pickup at the Shady Grove Metro Stop on Wednesday, March 7
Day 2: Schedule for Thursday, March 8, 2018
8:00 a.m. | Bus Departs the Fairfield Inn
8:30 a.m. | Arrive National Energy Technical Lab. At NETL, we plan on the following:
- Short presentation by USAEE Pittsburgh member Chris Nichols.
- Cold Flow Circulating Bed This lab houses a 12in diameter, 50 ft. tall circulating fluidized bed used to improve knowledge of gas/solid flows with application to Gasification, Combustion, Carbon Capture, and Chemical Looping. This lab also houses small scale concept reactors such as the rotating fluidized bed, the vortex bed, and solid/solid separation devices.
- Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative Overview The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) is a partnership among five national laboratories, industry, and academic institutions including members of the NETL-Regional University Alliance. CCSI is focused on the development, demonstration, and deployment advanced computational modeling and simulation tools to accelerate the development of carbon capture technologies with the goal of widespread deployment to hundreds of power plants. The tools developed by CCSI will provide industry end users with a comprehensive, integrated suite of scientifically validated models, with uncertainty quantification, optimization, risk analysis, and decision-making capabilities.
11:30 a.m. | Lunch at NETL
12:30 p.m | Bus Departs NETL for Longview
1:00 p.m. | Visit Longview Power Plant
4:00 p.m. | Depart Longview Power Plant
8:00 p.m | Return to Shady Grove
Cost: Member $100 | Non-Member $120 | Student Member $40 | Non-Member Student $60
Hotel (Not included): Attendees are required to make their own hotel reservation for the night of March 7th. NCAC has negotiated a discounted room rate of $85 at the Fairfield Inn. Please mention NCAC when making your reservation to get the discounted rate. Reservations can also be made by clicking here
Fairfield Inn & Suites Morgantown
161 Lewis Drive
Morgantown, WV 26501
Phone: (304) 598-5006
***The Last Day to Make Reservation at Guaranteed Group Rate: February 28th, 2018***
Meals: Breakfast in included with the Fairfield Inn stay. Lunch on Thursday is included in the registration. Attendees are responsible for their own dinner on Wednesday.
IMPORTANT: Foreign Nationals need to submit a form to NETL by February 7th to be admitted. This Deadline Has Passed