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Funding Opportunity Announcement
Washington—The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is extending the closing date to award $100 million available through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to support states, local governments, and public utilities in purchasing products derived from converted carbon emissions. The goal is to speed up adoption of advanced carbon management technologies, creating a market for environmentally sustainable alternatives in fuels, chemicals, and building products sourced from captured emissions from industrial and power generation facilities. This effort aligns with the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic climate and clean energy agenda.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced $8 million in federal funding for 14 projects to advance technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial facilities and power plants and convert those CO2 emissions into valuable products. Advancing the development of these technologies will help decarbonize industrial processes and establish the foundation for the development of a successful carbon conversion industry in the United States--supporting 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.
Natalie Pekney is pictured with Burcu Akinci (left), head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at CMU.
NETL’s Natalie Pekney, Ph.D., was awarded the Carnegie Mellon University Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department’s Lieutenant Colonel Christopher K. Raible Distinguished Public Service Award during an alumni event held April 13 in Pittsburgh. 
Headshot photograph of Heather Quedenfeld
Heather Quedenfeld has been named chief operating officer of NETL. During her 32 years of federal service, Quedenfeld has worked in all technology program-related areas, resulting in diverse experience at the NETL. She has held numerous senior level positions, including acting chief operating officer, deputy director for the Technology Development Center, associate director for Carbon Management research, acting chief of staff for the Laboratory director, and acting lead for the Office of Science and Technology Career Management. 
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.
Animated depiction of the molecular composition of formic acid.
A team of NETL and University of Pittsburgh researchers has developed a record-setting catalyst that electrochemically converts carbon dioxide (CO2) and water into formic acid, which can be used as a hydrogen carrier in the new clean energy economy.
A new NETL-led study is shedding light on how interactions between small silver nanoparticles and carbon supports can boost the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide into useful chemicals.
NETL researchers focused on developing carbon dioxide (CO2) conversion technologies recently demonstrated that the material on which a catalyst is affixed, called a support, can have a dramatic impact on its performance. The discovery could lead to improved energy efficiency, boosted catalyst performance and a reduction the amount of expensive metallic catalyst materials needed for these systems, which will be crucial for meeting the nation’s decarbonization goals.
NETL NEWS
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today issued a notice of intent (NOI) to provide funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for large-scale conversion of carbon emissions into environmentally responsible and economically valuable products. Projects will develop the sustainable feedstocks and conversion technologies necessary to produce crucial fuels, materials, and other carbon-based products that are better for the environment than current petroleum-derived components.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today issued a notice of intent (NOI) to provide funding in support of two carbon management priorities — the conversion of carbon dioxide (CO2) into environmentally responsible and economically feasible products, and the capture of CO2 from fossil energy-fueled power plants and industrial sources.
Pipeline corrosion
An invention reported by researchers from NETL can help protect against corrosion in natural gas, hydrogen, and carbon dioxide (CO2) pipelines. Pipeline corrosion can cause catastrophic failure events such as explosions and emissions of environmentally damaging substances like methane. The innovation is a new self-healing cold spray coating for internal pipeline corrosion protection.