[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 159 (Thursday, August 18, 1994)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-20336]

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[Federal Register: August 18, 1994]



Golden Field Office; Federal Assistance Award to Future Energy 
Resources Corportion

AGENCY: Department of Energy.

ACTION: Notice of financial assistance award in response to an 
unsolicited financial assistance application.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the DOE 
Financial Assistance Rules, 10 CFR 600.7, is announcing its intention 
to enter into a cooperative agreement with Future Energy Resources 
Corporation (FERCO) to design, construct, and validate a large-scale 
integrated gasifier and gas turbine combined cycle (IGCC) technology.

ADDRESSES: Comments and questions regarding this announcement may be 
addressed to the U.S. Department of Energy, Golden Field Office, 1617 
Cole Blvd., Golden, Colorado 80401, Attention: Wilton Webb, Contract 
Specialist. The telephone number is 303-275-4724.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DOE has evaluated, in accordance with 
Section 600.14 of the Federal Assistance Regulations, the unsolicited 
proposal entitled ``Vermont Gasifier Project'' and recommends that the 
unsolicited proposal be accepted for support without further 
competition in accordance with Section 600.14 of the Federal Assistance 

    Under this proposed cooperative agreement, FERCO will form and lead 
an industrial and utility consortium to design, construct, and validate 
a large-scale integrated gasifier and gas turbine combined cycle (IGCC) 
technology at the McNeil Generating Station in Burlington, Vermont.
    The proposed project is a three-phase effort. Phase I, with a 
duration of about 8 months, will include the design and permitting of 
the gasifier process. Phase II, with a duration of about 20 months, 
will include the construction and extensive testing of the facility to 
gasify approximately 200 tons-per-day of wood chips and generate hot 
product gas for combustion in the existing McNeil Station wood boiler. 
Lastly, in Phase III (also 20 months in duration), a 15 MWe advanced 
gas turbine and gas clean-up module will be constructed, tested, and 
    FERCO will provide overall management of project, with support from 
Battelle Memorial Institute (Battelle), ZURN National Energy Production 
Corporation (NEPCO), ZURN NEPCO consultants, and burlington Election 
Department (BED). Battelle, the original developer of the proposed 
gasifier concept, will provide further refinement of the design 
(gasifier, combustor, and solids circulating system) and project scale-
up. ZURN NEPCO, experienced in a wide variety of power plant 
technologies and fuel types, will provide turnkey architect/engineering 
services in conjunction with selected consultants. BED will provide 
site-specific information, assist in establishing the facility layout, 
and interface with the required governmental agencies to obtain 
facility permits.
    The proposal has been found to be meritorious in the DOE 
evaluation. The FERCO program represents a unique opportunity to 
validate a large-scale integrated gasifier and gas turbine combined 
cycle. The team proposed by FERCO has the capabilities and commitment 
which should provide a basis for a successful project. The proposed 
project is not eligible for financial sssistance under a recent, 
current, or planned solicitation.
    The program cost is estimated to be $28,400,000 total, with the DOE 
share being $10,700,000. This award will not be more until 14 calendar 
days after publication of the notice to allow for public comment.

    Issued in Golden, Colorado, on August 5, 1994.
John W. Meeker,
Chief, Procurement, GO.
[FR Doc. 94-20336 Filed 8-17-94; 8:45 am]