The University of Kentucky (UK) Centre for Applied Energy Research’s (CAER) Biofuels and Environmental Catalysis Group has received a $1.2m US Department of Energy (DOE) grant for their novel work in utilising carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants to develop bioplastics.
The DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected seven projects to receive $5.9m to focus on novel ways to utilise CO2. All of the selected research projects will directly support FE’s carbon storage programmes carbon use and reuse research and development portfolio.
The projects will also explore ways to use captured CO2 in areas where high-volume uses, like enhanced oil recovery, may not be optimal or the use could partially offset the cost of carbon capture technologies.
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