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NETL To Co-Host Post-Combustion Capture Conference in Pittsburgh
The Post-Combustion Capture Conference (PCCC7) logo.

NETL will join the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme (IEAGHG) and the U.S. Department of Energy in welcoming researchers and scientists from around the globe to Pittsburgh Sept. 25-27, 2023, to discuss the state of the art in post-combustion carbon capture technology at the Seventh IEAGHG Post-Combustion Capture Conference (PCCC7).

Each PCCC event is dedicated to sharing and publicizing progress on all aspects of the technology, from innovative research to demonstration and beyond, from new and improved solvents to novel separation technologies, and from technology cost to environmental impact. The conference series has become a magnet for the presentation of high-caliber papers and posters and, consequently, for those wanting an update on the global status of post-combustion capture.

NETL’s David C. Miller, deputy director and chief research officer, will give a plenary address on the first day of the conference to provide a high-level overview of NETL’s accomplishments and research on post-combustion capture. Other experts from the Lab, Timothy Fout and Krista Hill, will lead session chairs on process modeling and environmental impacts, respectively. Fout will also give presentations on the technoeconomic analysis of sorbent-based direct air capture and on the factors affecting the cost and performance of natural gas combined cycle power plants with carbon capture and storage.

Additionally, Sarah Forbes and Dan Hancu from The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management will deliver keynote addresses. Forbes, deputy director, Carbon Management Technologies, will speak on Tuesday, and Hancu, division director, Point Source Carbon Capture, will give his talk on Wednesday. 

This year’s conference will cover various issues related to the status and development of post-combustion capture technologies, including opportunities for technology providers and developers to share their experiences and knowledge. Conference topics include all aspects of post-combustion capture, with special attention given to pilot plants and large-scale demonstration project results, challenges and plans for future development.

Conference content will also include reports from major international capture test centers, demonstration facilities and commercial carbon capture and storage plants now in operation.

The conference will conclude with a tour of NETL’s Pittsburgh site, where attendees will have the opportunity to see the Lab’s cutting-edge facilities and hear more about how NETL is developing technologies to decarbonize the nation. The tour will include a visit to the new Direct Air Capture Center.

Registration for the conference is open now. Find out more here.

Founded in 1991, the IEAGHG is supported by its 37 members, comprising of 18 contracting parties and 19 multinational sponsors. Funding for the program is provided by its members. The PCCC series started in 2011 and has continued bi-annually since. DOE has been involved in PCCC events since 2015, both in attending and providing sponsorship funds.

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.