DOE Invests $44M in Carbon Capture Technologies Projects
Coal Age Staff
(Feb. 22, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy selected seven projects to receive $44 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development through the announcement, Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies.
“These projects will advance competitive operation of our nation’s fossil-based power-generation infrastructure by reducing energy consumption and capital costs associated with next-generation carbon capture systems,” the DOE statement said.
The projects will target one of two areas: engineering scale testing of transformational solvent- or membrane-based carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technologies or designing a commercial-scale, post-combustion CO2 capture system at an existing coal-fueled generating unit. The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will manage the selected projects.