ACERF is a greenfield pilot-scale (1 MW, thermal) research facility designed for the development and testing of new technologies for large-scale combustion applications, with emphasis on reducing carbon and pollutant emissions, carbon capture, and CO2 utilization. Areas of active research include: oxy-coal combustion, biomass cofiring, mercury control, burner design, fly ash utilization and algae production in high CO2 combustion flue gas. ACERF has a unique test furnace for high-temperature oxy-fuel applications, and is one of the largest oxy-fuel facilities located at a university. It is accessible to industry, faculty and students within the U.S. and abroad. The facility has knowledgeable research and skilled technical support staff available at all times to assist users.