US DOE allocates $30m for advanced CO2 capture and conversion tech


An additional $30m of funding has been announced by the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) to advance carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and conversation technologies.

Specifically, the capital will advance technologies that will utilise CO2 from sources such as industrial and power generation facilities to produce value-added products, including CO2 to plastics and CO2 to solid carbon products.

One additional project that will be boosted by the funding announcement will explore non-photosynthetic biological conversion of CO2. Lower-cost, higher efficiency carbon capture technologies will also be researched.

Brad Crabtree, Assistant Secretary of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, said that the development of innovative technologies that capture CO2 and recycle the emissions into value-added products is part of a broad portfolio of solutions needed to help the nation move towards a clean energy and industrial economy.

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