NETL’s Carbon Management Program, comprised of a world-class team of high-performing leaders, scientists, and engineers, houses the necessary engineering and scientific expertise to manage external R&D projects that further the DOE Fossil Energy and Carbon Management Program’s goals. Research in this area supports point source carbon capture, CO2 removal, CO2 conversion into products, reliable CO2 storage, blue hydrogen production, and critical mineral production from industrial and mining waste.
Ensuring Affordable, Abundant, and Reliable Energy: Providing solutions that are focused on innovative technologies that will help build a clean energy economy, including sourcing low-carbon hydrogen that will be critical to produce fuels and chemicals with CO2 as a feedstock.
Developing Technologies to Manage Carbon Across the Full Life Cycle: Limiting the climate and environmental impacts of fossil fuels through point source carbon capture and reliable storage (CCS) as well as CO2 removal from the atmosphere to address our hardest to decarbonize sectors, are essential to get where we need to be – a low-carbon economy at the lowest possible cost. This effort will include developing and deploying low-carbon supply chains like cement and concrete, steel, paper, fuel, nylon polyester and other important products that we rely on every day.
Enabling Environmental Sustainability for all Americans: Improving the conditions of communities impacted by the legacy of the continued use of fossil fuels and envisioning a clean energy transition that produces good-paying jobs.
Increasing the availability, efficiency and reliability of carbon neutral power derived from fossil fuels and other feedstock such as waste biomass and plastics through RDD&D.
Advancing technologies and techniques focusing on point source carbon capture utilizing both new technologies and the demonstration
of more proven approaches.
Developing the tools, techniques, and innovations needed to enable safe, , lowest cost, permanent CO2 storage and to pioneer its use and reuse for industry.
Accelerating science and engineering-based solutions across multiple operational platforms to optimize plant performance, reduce O&M costs and water consumption, and develop the next-generation of structural and functional materials.
Developing and modeling sCO2 power cycles with the potential to achieve efficiencies greater than 50%, and broad applicability to fossil, nuclear, waste-heat, and concentrated solar energy.
Developing novel extraction, processing, and manufacturing technologies to produce a cost-competitive domestic supply of rare earth elements from U.S. fossil fuel and fossil fuel by-products to sustain our Nation’s robust economy.
NETL’s Carbon Management Program focuses on cutting America’s carbon emissions in half by 2030 and reaching 100% clean electricity by 2035.
Developing and Deploying
Carbon Dioxide Removal
Builds upon past efforts that have been funded through FECM’s CCUS activities, such as past work on Direct Air Capture, enhanced mineralization, co-firing of biomass and capture technology development.
Including Those Historically
Excluded From Environmental
Advancing fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people with respect to development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.
Fossil Energy Related
Benefiting communities, having borne the brunt of fossil energy related pollution, with a plan to deliver 40% of the overall benefits of climate investments and inform equitable research, development and deployment within the DOE.
Reducing the Cost of CO2
Capture, Utilization, and
Reducing the cost and risk of CCUS to enable wider commercial deployment
Expanding the Use of
Big Data by Leveraging Artificial
Optimizing fossil fuel plant performance and CO2 sequestration with real-time analysis informed by machine learning