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.
The Consortium is under the umbrella of the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES)
International collaborations are fostered through the McDonnell Academy Global Energy & Environment Partnership (MAGEEP)