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Secretary Perry Announces $24 Million in New Projects to Advance Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the selection of eight projects to receive nearly $24 million in federal funds for cost-shared research and development (R&D) for Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies. The selected projects will focus on the development of solvent, sorbent, and membrane technologies to address scientific challenges and knowledge gaps associated with reducing the cost of carbon capture. Secretary Perry announced these projects today at a joint press conference with International Energy Agency Executive Director, Dr. Fatih Birol.

“By 2040 the world will still rely on fossil fuels for 77% of its energy use. Our goal is to produce them in a cleaner way,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “These projects will allow America, and the world for that matter, to use both coal and natural gas with near-zero emissions.”

These transformational carbon capture projects are funded by the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE’s) Carbon Capture Program. The National Energy Technology Laboratory will manage the projects, which are described below:

  1. Advanced Structured Adsorbent Architectures for Transformative CO₂ Capture Performance – Electricore, Inc. (Valencia, CA) intends to develop an optimized, commercially feasible carbon dioxide (CO₂) capture technology architecture in collaboration with Svante (formerly Inventys Thermal Technologies), DNV GL USA, and Susteon. The process includes a dual-adsorbent bi-layer structured adsorbent design with a thermal conductive matrix that will enable a rapid temperature swing 40 to 100 times faster than a conventional thermal swing process. In-house bench-scale testing will be conducted on simulated flue gas and actual flue gas from a gas-fired boiler.

DOE Funding: $3,000,000; Non-DOE Funding: $774,630; Total Value: $3,774,630


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