Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 4.djvu/240

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106 STAT. 2976 PUBLIC LAW 102-486—OCT. 24, 1992 of lignites and sub-bituminous coals, including, but not limited to, the following areas— (1) high value-added carbon products; (2) fuel cell applications; (3) emissions control and combustion efficiencies; (4) coal water fuels and underground coal gasification; (5) distillates; and (6) any other technologies which will assist in the development of niche markets for lignites and sub-bituminous coals. 42 USC 13341. SEC. 1311. MAGNETOHYDRODYNAMICS. (a) PROGRAM,—The Secretary shall carry out a research, development, demonstration, and commercial application program in magnetohydrodynamics. The purpose of this program shall be to determine the adequacy of the engineering and design information completed to date under Department of Energy contracts related to magnetohydrodj^amics retrofit systems and to determine whether any further Federal investment in this technology is warranted. (b) SOLICITATION OF PROPOSALS.— In order to carry out the program authorized in subsection (a), the Secretary may solicit proposals from the private sector and seek to enter into an agreement with appropriate parties. 42 USC 13342. SEC. 1312. OIL SUBSTITUTION THROUGH COAL UQUEFACTION. (a) PROGRAM DIRECTION.— The Secretary shall conduct a program of research, development, demonstration, and commercial application for the purpose of developing economically and environmentally acceptable advanced technologies for oil substitution through coal liquefactior. (b) PROGRAM GOALS.— The goals of the program established under subsection (a) shall include— (1) improved resource selection and product quality; (2) the development of technologies to increase net jdeld of liquid fuel product per ton of coal; (3) an increase in overall thermal efficiency; and (4) a reduction in capital and operating costs through technology improvements. (c) PROPOSALS.— Within 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall solicit proposals for conducting activities under this section. 42 USC 13343. SEC. 1313. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary for carrying out this subtitle $278,139,000 for fiscal year 1993 and such sums as may be necessary for fiscal years 1994 through 1997. Subtitle B—Clean Coal Technology Program 42 USC 13351. SEC. 1321. ADDITIONAL CLEAN COAL TECHNOLOGY SOUCITATIONS. (a) PROGRAM DESIGN.— Additional clean coal technology solicitations described in subsection (b) shall be designed to ensure the timely development of cost-effective technologies or energy production processes or systems utilizing coal that achieve greater effi-