The REX-CO2 project will develop a procedure and tools for evaluating existing hydrocarbon wells for CO2 storage, helping stakeholders make informed decisions on the potential re-use of certain wells or fields. A key output will be a software tool, developed – using case study evaluations from the six participating countries – for screening and assessing wells for their re-use potential.
PrISMa aims to accelerate the low-carbon transition in the energy and industrial sectors by developing a technology platform to deliver bespoke, cost-effective carbon capture solutions for a range of different CO2 sources and CO2 uses/destinations.
NEWEST-CCUS focuses on the development and deployment of CO2 capture technologies tailored for waste to energy (WtE) plants.
The LAUNCH project aims to accelerate the uptake of CO2 capture across industry through the development of novel capture solvents.
E. coli bacteria have been gradually trained to use carbon dioxide as food, rather than sugar, building their biomass from the air.
CO2 capture from ambient air to produce a clean gas stream w/ CO2 concentrations up to 5%.
Testing 2nd generation chemical-looping technology on industrial auxiliary systems to produce electricity without generating CO2.
Completed R&D project, testing over 90 post-combustion capture technologies, with 45,000 hours of operation from gas and coal-fired power plants.
300 MW, retrofit facility being studied by INO Engineering for potential CO2 capture.
Studying cost and design of CO2 capture at the Milton R. Young Power Station.
Strategies for Environmental Monitoring of Marine Carbon Capture and Storage.
Establishing the Williston Basin CO2 Field Laboratory in the South Central Cut Bank oil field in Montana.
Four-year project aimed at reducing the cost of CO2 capture from industrial sources by 20%.
DOE-funded facility to refine the sCO2 power cycle and demonstrate component performance and scalability.
Research w/ Lanzatech on using syngas to develop specialty plastics; Combines Evonik’s biotechnology platforms w/ LanzaTech’s synthetic biology & gas fermentation expertise for the development of a route to bio-processed precursers for specialty plastics from waste derived synthesis gas.
Project aimed at the continuous capture of CO2 from flue gas coming from coal-fired plants and its regeneration as pure CO2 in the production of hydrocarbonate.
The plant captures CO2 from ambient air in a cyclic process.
Engineering design and cost estimate of a membrane-based post-combustion CO2 capture system on Duke Energy’s East Bend Station.
Design of transition-metal/zeolite catalysts for direct conversion of coal-derived CO₂ to aromatics; New catalytic process to produce valuable aromatic chemicals directly from CO₂ in coal-fired power plant flue gas; Will enable a single-reactor process for conversion of CO₂ to aromatics that can be deployed onsite at coal-fired power plants.
Enables direct utilization of CO₂ in exhaust gases from heavy industry by capturing low-concentration CO₂.
CO₂-to-fuels through novel electrochemical catalysis; Modular and scalable reactor that economically upgrades CO₂ into fuels and chemicals; Integrates carbon-carbon-coupling catalysts developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory with emerging proton-conducting ceramic membranes to directly produce synthetic fuels and high-value chemicals from CO₂ feedstocks.
Novel catalyst to increase CO₂ desorption; Reduces energy consumption in CO₂ capture by using TIO (OH)₂ as a novel catalyst that is capable of drastically increasing the rates of CO₂ desorption from the spent monoethanolamine (MEA) by more than 4,500 percent; Looking to build a demonstration plant as a next step.
Developing mixed matrix membranes in collaboration with the California Institute of Technology, Membrane Technology and Research, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Trimeric, and the NCCC; The membranes will contain advanced materials, such as metal organic polyhedras and rubbery polymers, to achieve high CO₂ permeance, high CO₂/N₂, and high CO₂/O₂ selectivity at temperatures up to 60 degrees Celsius; Testing will be conducted at the NCCC.
Biphasic solvent-enabled absorption process for post-combustion carbon capture; Development of the transformational biphasic CO₂ absorption process (BiCAP) technology; BiCAP is a post-combustion CO₂ capture technology that has the energy efficiency advantage of a phase-transition process, while incurring low equipment and operating costs.
Selective and efficient electrochemical production of neat formic acid from CO₂ using novel PGM-free catalysts: abiotic electrolyzer cost-effectively convert CO₂ to formic acid; The project will design a process where CO₂ is collected from the flue gas of coal or fossil fuel combustion and fed to the electrolyzer; The supercritical CO₂ phase will be used for reduction and a liquid water phase will be used for oxidation.
Fog + froth-based post-combustion CO₂ capture in fossil-fuel power plants; Plans to fabricate, integrate, and research a compact absorber with integrated fog and froth formation zones; Testing will be conducted at the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research bench post-combustion CO₂ capture facilities using both simulated and real coal-derived flue gas.
Research of transport and reaction in membranes, adsorbents, and catalysts; Experiments involve carbon molecular sieve and SiC membranes.
Hollow, nanorod‑shaped porous materials made of cobalt metal ions and organic molecules to separate the CO₂ in a way that works under real‑life conditions.
Converts CO₂ from power plant flue gas into commercial-quality sodium bicarbonate, aiming to lower the cost of carbon capture technology.
Commercially viable methods for chemically binding large CO₂ volumes in concrete.
Uses intermittent solar power by employing a multi-functional material (calcium carbonate; CaCO3). This material enables the alternating capture and release of solar energy, while simultaneously converting carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) to syngas, which is then readily convertible into a range of chemicals or fuels. The conversion process will make use of DOE’s concentrated solar power technology.
Developing an electrosynthesis process that utilizes CO₂ from coal flue gas to produce fuels or chemical precursors, including carboxylic acids. Carboxylic acids are valuable and important precursors used in polymers, pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and cosmetics.
Converting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) into high-value industrial chemicals, specifically dimethyl carbonate (DMC) and monoethylene glycol (MEG), using their patented heat-integrated reactive distillation (HIRD) process.
A combination of two technologies to capture CO₂ from power plants and store it in the form of a carbonate-bonded composite monolith block can be cost-effective in theory and energy-efficient.
Novel integrated electrolysis system to produce C2-C3 alcohols, such as ethanol and propanol, using carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plant flue gas.
Microalgae-based process to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired flue gas to value-added products utilizing a dual photobioreactor (PBR)/pond cultivation strategy.
CO2 conversion to fuel; New sorbent-based process that can convert CO2 captured from power plants (or other large sources) by reducing it with methane and water into a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen
Novel catalytic process technology for utilization of CO2 for acrylonitrile production
Catalyst technology for oxygen abstraction from CO2
Dry methane reforming
High-temperature, regenerable, mixed oxide-based sorbent technology that can be integrated into advanced gasification systems
Liquid metal electrocatalyst process that turns CO2 into a solid carbon for easy storage
Converts CO2 into carbon monoxide (CO) and formic acid products using high-performance catalysts
The Global CO2 Initiative at the University of Michigan aims to identify and pursue commercially sustainable approaches that reduce atmospheric CO2 levels by 4 gigatons/year.
Developing gas separation membranes that will be able to sequester CO₂.
Photosynthetic conversion of industrial CO2 emissions into low cost industrial chemicals
Modular electrocatalytic process that uses solid oxide electrolysis to simultaneously convert carbon dioxide and wet shale gas into valuable products
Biomass is separated into a burnable gas and biochar. Biochar is used for agriculture purposes, ensuring long-term sequestration of approximately 50% of the carbon contained in the feedstock. The produced gas contains the rest of the carbon and is converted into heat and power.
Enables the sustainable use of current and CO2 with small-scale, delocalized production units built where the two components are generated, i.e. near power plants using renewable sources of energy as well as large-scale industrial plants producing CO2.
Carbonizes biomass waste into biocarbon products for soil; Carbon is quickly convereted to a solid, which prevents it from escaping into the atmosphere.