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Ohio Coal Research and Development Program

Ohio Coal Development Agenda Public Comment Period Open

The Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) is pleased to share with you the draft Ohio Coal Development Agenda, covering fiscal years 2014 through 2016. The Agenda outlines the work of the Ohio Coal Development Office and lists the projects funded. As required by the Ohio Revised Code, ODSA has posted the draft report for public comment. A copy of the report can be found here.

ODSA will be accepting public comments on the report until the close of business on Friday, September 2, 2016. If you are interested in offering comment, you can submit them via email to Erin Hazelton or via U.S. Mail to:

Ohio Development Services Agency
Ohio Coal Development Office
77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Columbus, OH 43216-1001

The Ohio Coal Development Office invests in the development and implementation of technologies that can use Ohio's vast reserves of coal in an economical, environmentally sound manner. Projects are identified through public solicitations and may include technologies that improve combustion efficiencies, remove various pollutants from emissions, develop productive uses for the by-products of combustion, and investigate new uses for coal as a feedstock. The aggregate principal amount of money borrowed, bonds and other obligations issued by the state for this program is not to exceed $100 million. Eligible applicants include: municipal, rural, investor-owned utilities, nonprofit, and for-profit entities doing business in Ohio or an education or scientific institution located in Ohio.

The Ohio Coal Development Office administers the following programs

  • Ohio Coal Research Consortium – Provides grants to research institutions studying mechanisms critical to emissions formation and methods of control, or for uses of coal as a feedstock for other processes. This includes fundamental research, development and inquiry that enable the conversion or use of Ohio coal as a fuel or chemical feedstock in an environmentally acceptable manner.
  • Ohio Coal Demonstration and Pilot – Issues grants involving utility power producers, clean coal technology developers, research and development firms and universities directed toward the discovery of new technologies or the demonstration or application of existing technologies that enables the conversion or use of Ohio coal as a fuel or chemical feedstock in an environmentally acceptable manner. Up to three demonstration installations utilizing a specific technology are allowable.

Ohio Coal Demonstration and Pilot Program

The Ohio Development Services Agency's Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) is issuing a Request For Proposals (RFP) to interested parties to submit project proposals focused on the discovery of new technologies and processes, or the demonstration or application of existing technologies, that enables the conversion or use of Ohio coal as a fuel or chemical feedstock in an environmentally acceptable manner, including projects that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal consumption. Funds awarded through this RFP will be for projects located and/or work conducted in Ohio.

2016 Ohio Coal Demonstration and Pilot RFP

Ohio Coal Research Consortium

The Ohio Development Services Agency's Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) is issuing a Request For Proposals (RFP) to interested educational and scientific institutions to submit project proposals focused on generating results that will contribute toward, accelerate, or enable demonstration or early stage development of processes or technologies that can enhance or improve the use of Ohio coal in an environmentally acceptable manner. Funds awarded through this RFP will be for projects located and/or work conducted in Ohio by Ohio Universities and Colleges.

2016 Ohio Coal Research Consortium RFP