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Funding Opportunity Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced up to $30 million in additional funding to support two carbon management priorities—the conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into environmentally responsible and economically valuable products and the development of lower-cost, highly efficient technologies to capture CO2 from industrial sources and power plants for permanent storage or conversion. Advancing the development of these technologies will help establish the foundation for a successful carbon capture, storage, and conversion industry in the United States and will help meet the Biden-Harris Administration’s ambitious climate goals of achieving a carbon neutral power sector by 2035 and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
The EDX Team demonstrating the platform’s capabilities at the 2023 FECM/NETL Carbon Management Research Project Review Meeting.
NETL’s Energy Data eXchange (EDX), a virtual platform that provides public access to ongoing research sponsored by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM), is migrating to a multi-cloud environment in March to improve accessibility and reliability while incorporating evolving artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities.
Pipeline construction
NETL’s Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Pipeline Route Planning Database — a one-stop-shop for U.S.  geospatial data resources collected to help strategically plan safe and sustainable routes for transportation of carbon dioxide (CO2) from where it is captured to where it can be stored underground or converted into other products — was the subject of paper in a national science journal. 
The Chemical Looping Reactor
NETL researchers have developed a new scaling methodology for measuring and understanding the performance of key elements used in circulating fluidized bed technologies (CFB) that can speed the development of CFBs for more widespread use.
North Allegheny High School Team 1
North Allegheny Senior High School Team 1 captured first place at the Western Pennsylvania Science Bowl (WPASB) high school competition, which was held Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Community College of Allegheny County-South Campus in West Mifflin.
Concept art of a vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
NETL researchers have successfully demonstrated how the Lab’s patented electrode infiltration technology can be applied to electrode fabrication, marking a significant advancement in solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) research that may have positive implications for emerging electric transportation technologies, such as vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
Animated diagram of leak detection system.
Two NETL researchers were awarded a patent for improvements to laser technology that can be used to detect CO2 leaks more efficiently from underground carbon storage sites. The technology also holds potential for use as an online sensor in a range of other hostile environments that require environmental monitoring.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced over $17 million for three projects that will support the design and construction of facilities that produce rare earth elements and other critical minerals and materials from coal-based resources. The projects, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, may strengthen domestic supply chains, helping to meet the growing demand for critical minerals and materials and reduce reliance on unreliable foreign sources. Rare earth elements and other critical minerals and materials are key to manufacturing clean energy technologies here in America—such as solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel cells. Coal and coal production waste contain valuable rare earth elements that can be used to manufacture clean energy technology components, creating high-quality jobs in communities that have historically produced fossil fuels and helping to combat climate change.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
Washington — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) intends to reissue funding opportunity announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0002730, that will provide funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) for front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies that support and accelerate the planning for carbon dioxide (CO2) transport from anthropogenic sources to CO2 conversion or secure geologic storage locations.
Image displaying the text "150,000 hours of Technology Testing"
The National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC), a cornerstone of U.S. innovation for testing and demonstration of carbon management technologies established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NETL in 2009, recently achieved the milestone of performing 150,000 hours of technology testing. Southern Company operates NCCC in Wilsonville, Alabama, through a cooperative agreement with DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management and NETL.