The Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilots will establish a carbon capture technology program for the development of transformational technologies that will significantly improve the efficiency, effectiveness, costs, emissions reductions, and environmental performance of coal and natural gas use, including in manufacturing and industrial facilities. Learn more.

$937,000,000 in Funding

With $937,000,000 in available funding through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilots aim to significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation and hard-to-abate industrial operations, an effort critical to addressing the climate crisis and meeting our nation’s goal of a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. 

Program Announcements

Selectees have been announced for the Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilot Projects! Learn more.

Find details about the Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilots funding opportunity below and read the latest program updates here.

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Concept Papers due

April 5, 2023

Full Applications due

July 7, 2023

Expected Timeframe for
 Selection Notifications

Winter 2023/2024

Expected Timeframe for Award Negotiations

Winter 2023/2024

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The Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilots will develop transformational technologies to significantly improve the efficiency, effectiveness, costs, emissions reductions, and environmental performance of coal and natural gas use, including in manufacturing and industrial facilities and prove them out at pilot-to-commercial scale in partnership with industry and communities.

New carbon capture technologies are emerging from two decades of research and development. The next step is testing them at larger scales to help attract the capital necessary for their demonstration and deployment. Funding for the pilots will provide the support needed to test these novel technologies under relevant conditions in both the power and industrial sectors. 

The program will focus on community-informed projects that support the cost-effective, efficient, equitable, and environmentally responsible at-scale expansion of carbon capture operations to enable industry adoption. Funding for this program will also help to protect industrial jobs and boost job creation in communities across America.

Eligible Uses

Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, non-profit entities, for-profit entities, tribal nations, state and local governmental entities, incorporated consortia, and unincorporated consortia. Download the full funding opportunity for more information on eligibility.

  • Represent the scale of technology development beyond laboratory development and bench scale testing, but not yet advanced to the point of being tested under real operational conditions at commercial scale;
  • Represent the scale of technology necessary to gain the operational data needed to understand the technical and performance risks of the technology before the application of that technology at commercial scale or in commercial-scale demonstration; and
  • Are large enough:
    • to validate scaling factors; and
    • to demonstrate the interaction between major components so that control philosophies for a new process can be developed and enable the technology to advance from large-scale pilot project application to commercial-scale demonstration or application.

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