The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstration (OCED) is catalyzing the equitable transition to the clean energy economy by investing in critical clean energy technologies in partnership with the private sector to accelerate deployment and market adoption.

On September 23, 2022, DOE announced up to $189 million in funding for integrated Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) studies to support the development of community-informed integrated carbon capture, transport, and storage projects. This funding is part of OCED’s Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects Program, which seeks to address the urgent need to advance carbon management technologies. The goal of the Carbon Capture Demonstration Projects Program is to accelerate the implementation of integrated carbon capture and storage technologies and catalyze significant follow-on investments from the private sector to mitigate carbon emissions sources in industries across America.


Awarded FEED studies projects include: 


Duke Energy Indiana, LLC

OCED is working with Duke Energy to demonstrate the company’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology design. This FEED study seeks to evaluate the feasibility of capturing and storing CO2 from flue gases of the two Heat Recovery Steam Generators at the Edwardsport power generation plant in Knox County, Indiana. 
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Heidelberg Materials U.S., Inc.

OCED is working with Heidelberg to evaluate the cost and performance of retrofitting a cement plant with amine-based carbon capture technology, identify site-specific considerations for the full-scale integration at the specified facility, and evaluate the benefits to the community from the technology retrofit. This FEED study will examine storage aspects of the project, including nearby storage injection wells to be located on Heidelberg property in Lawrence County, Indiana.
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Tampa Electric Company

OCED is working with Tampa Electric Company to complete a FEED study to design and determine the cost of retrofitting ION Clean Energy, Inc.’s post-combustion carbon capture technology with pipeline transport and secure geologic storage for the natural gas combined cycle power plant at the Polk Power Station in Mulberry, Florida.
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Southern States Energy Board

OCED is working with Southern States Energy Board to evaluate the cost and performance of retrofitting a cement plant with a cryogenic-based carbon capture technology, and identify benefits to the community from the technology retrofit.
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Entergy Services, LLC

OCED is working with Entergy Services, LLC to complete a FEED study to develop a full-scale integrated carbon capture project for Entergy Louisiana’s natural gas combined cycle power plant at Lake Charles Power Station.
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Membrane Technology and Research Carbon Capture

OCED is working with Membrane Technology and Research (MTR) Carbon Capture and its strategic partner, The Wyoming Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE), to complete a FEED study for a proposed capture plant featuring MTR Carbon Capture’s second-generation Polaris™ membrane.
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Selected FEED Studies under award negotiation: 

DOE’s selection of an application for award negotiations is not a commitment by DOE to issue an award or provide funding. DOE and each selectee will negotiate a cooperative agreement, and any DOE funding would be provided only after negotiations are complete and DOE’s Contracting Officer executes the funding agreement. Before a funding agreement is executed, DOE may cancel award negotiations and rescind the selection for any reason. 


Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC (NTEC) 

Project Name: Four Corners Power Plant Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage 

Project Manager: Harry Tipton 

Co- Project Manager: Cindy Crane 

Location: Navajo Nation 

Project Summary: The proposed project includes an integrated CO2 capture retrofit of post-combustion CO2 capture technology, transport, and storage for the coal fired Four Corners Power Plant (FCPP) located on the Navajo Nation. The proposed project has an estimated capability of capturing a minimum of 95% of the CO2 emissions from the FCPP, representing 10 million+ tons of CO2 per year. The project uses Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Americas, IncKS-21™ solvent for carbon capture and NTEC has partnered with Enchant Energy, LLC as the CO2 Capture Project Developer, and other institutes for development of the CO2 offtake solution, including pipeline and storage site development.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

Project Name: Integrated Capture, Transport, and Geological Storage of CO2 Emissions from City Water, Light and Power  

Project Manager: Dr. Kevin O’Brien 

Location: Springfield, Illinois 

Project Summary: The proposed project includes an end-to-end carbon dioxide capture, transport, and storage solution for the Dallman 4, a pulverized coal power plant at City Water, Light and Power in Springfield, Illinois. The project is estimated to capture 2 million tons of CO2 per year and transport it to a geologic storage site in the Illinois Storage Corridor. The proposed capture system uses a Linde-BASF solvent-based system.



Both OCED and the award recipient have the right to discontinue the agreement at any time during the life of the project. Projects awarded under this program that are no longer receiving federal funding: Taft Carbon Capture.