The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy has allocated a total ofÂ $110M in federal funding to aid various research and development projects focused on carbon capture, utilizationÂ and storage.Â
DOE said Friday it selected 13 projects to receive approximately $75M through twoÂ funding opportunity announcements issued earlier this year and approved roughlyÂ $35MÂ for cost-shared R&D projects under a new FOA.Â
Projects selected under the first FOA willÂ support front-end engineering designÂ studies for commercial-scale carbon capture systems on coal and natural gas power plants, while the second initiative will help accelerate CCUS deployment.
DOE said the third FOA aims to bolsterÂ wide-scaleÂ deployment of CCUS technologies by performing carbon capture assessment and storage site characterization.Â
âCCUS technologies are vital to ensuring the U.S. can continue to safely use our vast fossil energy resources, and we are proud to be a global leader in this field,â said Energy Secretary Rick Perry.
TheÂ National Energy Technology Laboratory will manage the selected projects.