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NETL Carbon Capture Technologies To Be Exhibited at Carbon Capture Technology Expo in June
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NETL’s portfolio of evolving carbon capture technologies that can help industries attain the nation’s net-zero carbon emission target will be on display to a nationwide audience during the Carbon Capture Technology Expo North America June 26-27 at the NRG Center in Houston, Texas.

The event brings together engineering firms, technology manufacturers and suppliers, energy firms, the oil and gas sector, heavy industry, chemical companies, various manufacturing organizations, research groups, consultants, and government organizations to explore how the nation can rapidly accelerate the deployment and commercialization of carbon-removal technologies as a key solution on the pathway to net-zero carbon emissions.

Registration information is available here.

Experts attending the Houston event will discuss new technologies for carbon capture, storage and transport in addition to ways to use carbon dioxide (CO2) to produce net-zero fuels for other processes. NETL advancements will be featured in joint exposition space with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM).

NETL’s Peter Balash is a speaker at the Carbon Capture Technology Expo. He will participate in the “Leadership Roundtable: Regulation of CO2 Storage in North America: Managing Risk and Ensuring Compliance with Permits and Licenses.”

Research conducted by the International Energy Agency and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded that carbon capture is an essential technology in the fight to mitigate climate change. Because tackling climate change is a major global challenge that requires immediate action, many industrial sectors are looking to new technologies to help meet net-zero emission targets.

The NETL exhibit will focus on point-source carbon capture and CO2 removal technologies, including direct air capture — a technology that uses chemical reactions to pull CO2 directly out of the air independent of point sources using fans or blowers to move the air through the adsorbing.

NETL has a long history of carbon management research successes, and its researchers continue to work on the next generation of advanced CO2 capture concepts in support of the goal to attain a greenhouse gas (GHG)-neutral economy by 2050, a carbon-pollution-free power sector by 2035, and a 50% reduction from 2005 levels in economy-wide net GHG pollution by 2030.

FECM has adopted a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach for carbon management that involves the coupling of carbon capture methods like point source capture for fossil fuel-based power generation and industrial sources and CO2 removal technologies with long-duration carbon storage or CO2 utilization/conversion into long-lasting products.

In support of FECM, NETL is accelerating commercially deployable solutions that can be applied to a wide spectrum of CO2 emissions sources, including facilities that produce power, hydrogen, ethanol, cement, or steel.  For example, NETL research also supports point source carbon capture, CO2 removal, CO2 conversion into products, and reliable CO2 storage. This work also enhances power cycle efficiency and develops low-carbon hydrogen technologies. Technology commercialization promotes the growth of good-paying jobs, especially to those in disadvantaged or burdened communities.

NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By using 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.