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DOE funds 12 carbon capture heavy industry projects with $45M

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DOE, the Department of Energy, announced this week it has provided $45 million in funding to 12 heavy industry projects to spur carbon capture and storage developments. However, the projects were particularly aimed at Point-Source Carbon Capture Filter. This is a new technic that can capture up to 95% CO2 emissions from industrial activity.

The funding came as DOE supports the deployment of a portfolio of innovative solutions. Especially to help achieve the Biden-Harris Administration’s goals of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050; and also a 100% clean electricity sector by 2035.

Indeed, it was a front-end engineering design and engineering-scale effort from DOE; one that will help the heavy industry, one of the most difficult sectors to decarbonize, to advance further into transition.

In addition, Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, said. “In order to dramatically reduce carbon pollution in our fight against climate change, we must deploy all of the tools at our disposal, including the innovative technologies that capture CO2 emissions before they reach the atmosphere.”

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DOE pushing point-source carbon capture

She also remarked. “What’s truly exciting about these projects is that not only do they put us on a path to decarbonize existing infrastructure, but they also pave the way for good-paying, union jobs in the communities that have been impacted the most from our dependence on fossil fuels.”

Moreover, point-source carbon capture seeks to stop CO2 from entering the atmosphere by filtering out CO2 and other harmful gases from a power plant or industrial facility. Consequently, it is a high-performance solution to help decarbonize activities like cement and steel manufacturing.

On the other hand, the funds came from DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). The investment aims to fit under three specific areas of interest: carbon capture research and development; engineering-scale testing of carbon capture technologies; and engineering design studies for carbon capture systems.

Filly, some of the projects awarded are: Sustainable Energy Solutions, which will design, build and operate a carbon capture process that will scale the system capacity to 30 tons of CO2 per day; University of Kentucky Research Foundation, which will test an innovative CO2 capture system with four new transformative techniques; and Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Solutions, that will capture CO2 in the Shell Chemicals Complex in Deer Park, Texas.

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