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Climeworks/Svante DAC system seen during installation in California. The system boasts three contactors for independent parametric testing of multiple sorbent filters.
Field tests of NETL-funded and managed direct air capture (DAC) technology projects in California and Alabama are helping to advance the realization of a carbon-neutral economy and energy sector to address the effects of climate change.
Worm's eye view of carbon capture center
NETL expertise and oversight have played major roles in the ongoing success of the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC), a cornerstone of U.S. innovation in the development of carbon management technologies.
Animated direct air capture system.
NETL is helping establish four new regional direct air capture (DAC) Hubs around the U.S. to demonstrate how the innovative carbon dioxide (CO2) removal technology can be put to work curbing the world’s climate crisis.
NETL and Oak Ridge National Lab Researchers Join Forces In Signing
NETL is teaming with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to jointly explore a range of technology innovations for carbon management and strategies for economic development and sustainable energy transitions in the Appalachian region.
Animated 3D model of a CO2 molecule.
NETL researchers have reported the successful use of microwaves to accelerate sorbent regeneration – results that can lead to substantial reduction of expensive water and energy requirements of some promising direct air capture (DAC) technologies.
Ambient Air to CO2-depleted air diagram.
Reduction and removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere are key objectives in the climate change challenge. NETL has been at the forefront of carbon capture and storage research for decades. Now, its carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technology research is helping set the pace for additional innovations in direct air capture (DAC) and other technological approaches that are focused on attaining the Biden Administration’s goal of a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy by 2050 through just and sustainable decarbonization pathways.
CO2 Carbon Capture Logo
Join NETL Thursday, March 9, from 10-11 a.m. (ET) for a discussion with a point source carbon capture expert and learn about the regional economic and workforce development opportunities this technology is expected to generate. The webinar will begin with comments from Anthony Armaly, coordinator of NETL’s Regional Workforce Initiative (RWFI), followed by a presentation by Ron Munson, technology manager, Point Source Carbon Capture, and an economic and workforce development roundtable discussion.
DOE and NETL representatives, from left, Andrew Hlasko, Zachary Roberts, Dan Hancu, Krista Hill, Andrew Jones, José Figueroa and Nicole Shamitko-Klingensmith visited Electricore in Fountain Valley, California, to discuss a project to capture CO2 from the air using a novel solid sorbent laminate filter technology. The group received a tour of the test plant and a project status update.
NETL and other U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) representatives toured six sites during four days in California where projects are being developed with the Lab’s oversight and support to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) and lower atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas.
Timothy Killeen, president, University of Illinois; Ron Munson, technology manager,  NETL/DOE Point Source Carbon Capture; Lynn Brickett, past director, DOE HQ Point Source Carbon Capture; State Rep. Sue Scherer; Jim Langfelder, mayor of Springfield; Krista Hill, project manager, DOE/NETL, Point Source Carbon Capture Team; Kevin O’Brien, Ph.D., director, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center & Illinois State Water Survey and principal investigator, University of Illinois; Dominic Cianchetti, senior v.p.
NETL representatives recently attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the City Water, Light and Power (CWLP) plant in Springfield, Illinois, to celebrate the advancement of a large pilot carbon dioxide (CO2) capture project made possible with funding and project management support from the Lab.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), announced yesterday the launch of four programs that will help build a commercially viable, just, and responsible carbon dioxide removal industry in the United States.