According to Robert Romanosky, the National Energy Technology Laboratory Product Manager for Advanced Power Systems, "Alstom's work could mean using less fossil fuels to produce more power for the US These projects to increase efficiency in power plants support DoE's goal of raising the bar for low-cost, highly efficient, and environmentally acceptable power production."
Funding for the CMB combustor programme ($2.5m total) is provided by a partial grant by the US Department of Energy
under Instrument Number DE-FC26-01NT41223.Funding for the advanced steam cycle programme ($764 400 total) is provided by a partial grant by the US Department of Energy
under Instrument Number DE-FC26-01NT41222.Alstom
is committed to the successful development and commercialization of these technologies and is providing significant co-funding to both projects.