Industrial Capture & Storage

Area 2 Innovative Concepts for Beneficial CO2 Use

The United States Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE/NETL, or DOE) is currently implementing a program titled “Carbon Capture and Sequestration from Industrial Sources and Innovative Concepts for Beneficial CO2 Use.” 

This CO2 Capture and Sequestration (CCS) and CO2 use program is a cost-shared collaboration between the Government and industry whose purpose is to increase investment in clean industrial technologies and sequestration projects.

In accordance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and Section 703 of Public Law 110–140, DOE’s two specific objectives are to demonstrate: (1) Large-Scale Industrial CCS projects from industrial sources, and (2) Innovative Concepts for beneficial CO2 use. 

The objective of the Area 2 Innovative Concepts for Beneficial CO2 Use Program is to demonstrate innovative concepts for beneficial CO2 use, which include, but are not limited to CO2 mineralization to carbonates directly through conversion of CO2 in flue gas; use of CO2 from power plants or industrial applications to grow algae/biomass; or, conversion of the CO2 to fuels and chemicals. The carbonates produced from the mineralization processes must have the ability to result in permanent storage of the CO2 through end uses such as cement additives or long term underground storage.

Phase 2 Application Process

Phase 1 awardees from the Innovative Concepts for Beneficial CO2 Use Program are currently in the process of gathering information for preparing their Phase 2 Renewal Applications.  The purpose of this web page is to provide information on the Renewal Application requirements and submission process.

Questions and Answers received during the Renewal Application process are posted below for all Phase 2 Applicants to see.

DOE is also posting reference documents that may assist Recipients in preparing their Renewal Application.

DOE will be hosting a web cast for all Phase I Recipients to answer any questions they may have regarding the Phase 2 Renewal Application process.