$7m DOE funding for pre-combustion research

Mar 07 2018


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $7 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development into 'Transformational Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture Technologies'.

Transformational carbon capture technologies, for use with the gasification fleet, will help reduce the overall costs for both power and fuels applications. FE is seeking projects that will make progress in meeting overall fossil energy performance goals for CO2 capture—such as 95 percent CO2 purity at a cost of electricity that is 30 percent less than the baseline cost that capture approaches.

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will manage the selected projects, which will focus on two areas of interest (AOIs):

Lab-Scale CO2 Capture Development and Testing of Simulated Syngas

FE seeks projects under this AOI to conduct laboratory-based applied R&D of transformational CO2capture technologies that are capable of transcending the cost and performance limitations imposed by state-of-the-art capture technologies. 

Bench-Scale CO2 Capture Development and Testing on Actual Syngas

FE seeks projects under this AOI to conduct field testing to advance the science and technology of transformational CO2 capture technologies. This testing will help progress technologies to a maturity level that will enable existing or future industrial partners to adopt the technology for future pilot-scale testing.

U.S. Department of Energy


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