The Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilot Programs are designed to 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.



Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

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Funding amount:


Funding Mechanism:

Cooperative Agreement


Technology Developers, Industry, Utilities, Universities, National Laboratories, Engineering and Construction firms, State and Local Governments, Tribal, Environmental Groups, and Community Based Organizations.

Period of Availability:

Available until expended

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Eligible Uses

Pilot projects that:

  • 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.

Program Announcements

Next Milestone

Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilot Projects Funding Opportunity Announcement. Concept papers were due by April 5, 2023. Full applications are were due on July 7, 2023.

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