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May 2022 Edition of Carbon Capture Newsletter Released

Read the latest edition of the Carbon Capture Newsletter to learn about recent developments in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)/NETL Carbon Capture Program.

The Carbon Capture Program is developing the next generation of advanced carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technologies that can provide step-change reductions in both cost and energy requirements over currently available technologies.

The Carbon Capture Program focuses on a broad portfolio of projects, including post- and pre-combustion capture to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuel-based power generation and industrial sources. The program is also developing a wide array of approaches to remove CO2 that has accumulated in the atmosphere, such as direct air capture with durable storage, biomass carbon removal and storage, and enhanced mineralization.

Information in this month’s edition includes:

·       Membrane Technology and Research Inc. researchers have been working with NETL experts to develop a cost-effective CO2 capture process that uses a new class of membrane material. The technology was selected last year for a large pilot-scale field test at the Wyoming Integrated Test Center in Gillette, Wyoming.

·       Researchers from LanzaTech, Northwestern University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have built on LanzaTech technology to develop a process that uses micro-organisms to convert carbon from agricultural, industrial and societal waste streams into useful chemicals.

·       U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm met with energy ministers from Canada, Norway, Qatar and Saudi Arabia to launch the Net-Zero Producers Forum and help accelerate the pathway to global net-zero emissions while supporting a sustainable and secure energy future.

·       Links are provided to review journal articles advancing the deployment of clean energy technologies and solutions. 

Click here to review previous editions of the newsletter.

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.