WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has announced approximately $36 million in federally-funded financial assistance to advance carbon capture technologies. Under the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office Of Fossil Energy (FE), the Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies funding opportunity announcement (FOA) will support cost-shared research and development projects that will continue the development of carbon capture technologies to either the engineering scale or to a commercial design.
“Carbon capture technologies are one of the most effective ways we can continue to leverage the sustainability of our Nation’s fossil fuel resources while advancing environmental stewardship,” said Secretary Perry. “This funding opportunity will provide for further innovation on methods for capturing carbon emissions for storage and other utilization efforts, as well as underscore this Administration’s commitment to both environmental and economic security.”
Selected projects for this FOA will fall under two areas of interest:
- Scaling of Carbon Capture Technologies to Engineering Scales Using Existing Host Site Infrastructure—Up to four awards, with combined DOE funding up to $30 million.
- Initial Engineering, Testing, and Design for a Commercial-Scale, Post-Combustion CO2 Capture System—Up to two awards, with combined DOE funding up to $6 million.
These projects will undertake engineering-scale testing of transformational solvent - or membrane-based CO¬2 - capture technologies, and will conduct design work for a commercial-scale, post-combustion CO2-capture system at an existing coal-fueled generating unit.
More details on this FOA can be found here.
To learn more about carbon capture technologies and other programs within DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy, visit their website HERE. For more information about the National Energy Technology Laboratory visit their website HERE.