The Department of Energy intends to award $30 million in grant funds supporting research and development efforts in carbon dioxide capture technologies. DOE said on Thursday that the department seeks to invest in projects focusing on the collection, usage and storage of carbon dioxide to support front-end engineering design efforts for coal and natural gas plants as part of the Carbon Capture program.
“With the Department’s ongoing investment in advanced carbon capture technologies, we will ensure that we can continue using our abundant domestic resources to power the Nation in a way that’s environmentally sound,” said Mark Menezes, under secretary of DOE.
Selected projects may be deployed within the U.S. as commercial systems. The agency noted that the technologies will help lower power plants' carbon emission rates.