The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced up to $20m in federal funding for cooperative agreements to help accelerate the deployment of carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS).

The selected projects will support the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) Carbon Storage Programme.

“Carbon capture is essential to lowering global carbon emissions,” said US Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry.

“By accelerating the deployment of this indispensable technology, the US can continue to use its domestic energy resources for decades to come without compromising the environments,” Perry continued.

Through the funding opportunity, DoE aims to award cooperative agreements to research and development (R&D) projects to help identify and address regional storage and transport challenges currently facing the development of CCUS.

The funding opportunity seeks to preserve, share, and advance existing R&D by:

  • Addressing key technical challenges.
  • Facilitating data collection, sharing, and analysis.
  • Evaluating regional infrastructure.
  • Prompting regional technology transfer.

“As the leading clean energy technology for emission reduction, CCUS is a critical part of our R&D portfolio,” said Steven Winberg, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.

“By investing in research that will help identify and overcome these ongoing storage and transport challenges, FE hopes to bring CCUS that much closer to widespread industry deployment across the US – and eventually the world,” Winberg concluded.

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