US Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, has announced the selection of eight projects to receive nearly $24m 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.

“By 2040 the world will still reply on fossil fuels for 77% of its energy use. Our goal is to produce them in a cleaner way,” said US 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 emission,” said Perry.

The carbon capture projects are funded by the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE’s) Carbon Capture Programme. The National Energy Technology Laboratory will manage the projects. The selected projects and the total funding each will recieve are listed below:

  • Advanced Structured Adsorbent Architectures for Transformative COCapture Performance - $3,774,630
  • Transformational Sorbent-Based Process for a Substantial Reduction in the Cost of COCapture - $3,860,000
  • Validation of Transformational COCapture Solvent Technology with Revolutionary Stability - $3,749,998
  • Novel Transformational Membranes and Process for COCapture from Flue Gas - $3,749,998
  • Transformational Molecular Layer Deposition Tailor-Made Size-Sieving Sorbents for Post-Combustion COCapture - $3,759,206
  • Rational Development of Novel Metal-Organic Polyhedra-Based Membranes for COCapture - $3,832,982
  • Novel Next Generation Sorbent System for Post-Combustion COCapture - $3,750,000
  • Fog + Froth-Based Post-Combustion COCapture in Fossil-Fuel Power Plants - $3,741,181

The selected projects will join 11 other projects previously chosen by the FE to receive approximately $28.9m.

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