If you have an ACS member number, please enter it here so we can link this account to your membership. (optional)

ACS values your privacy. By submitting your information, you are gaining access to C&EN and subscribing to our weekly newsletter. We use the information you provide to make your reading experience better, and we will never sell your data to third party members.



U.S. Energy Department funds carbon capture projects for $44 million

by Cheryl Hogue
February 26, 2018 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 96, Issue 9

Photo shows the Technology Centre Mongstad in Norway, with water and mountains behind the facility.
Credit: Technology Centre Mongstad
Three of the DOE-supported CO2 capture projects will take place at Technology Centre Mongstad in Norway.

Seven research and development projects aimed at capturing carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel-powered plants are collectively getting $44 million in support from the U.S. Department of Energy. The funding backs efforts to reduce energy consumption and capital costs of carbon capture systems, DOE said in a Feb. 16 announcement. Nearly $34 million of the funding will go to four engineering-scale projects that are testing CO2 capture using solvents or membranes. Of these four, work on three will occur at the Technology Centre Mongstad in Norway, which claims to be the world’s largest facility for testing CO2 capture technologies. DOE did not disclose a location for the fourth. The remaining three of the seven projects involve initial testing and design of commercial-scale postcombustion CO2 capture systems. They will happen at coal-fired power plants in Kentucky, Nebraska, and North Dakota. All the projects have funding besides the DOE money, which comes through the department’s Office of Fossil Energy.


This article has been sent to the following recipient:

Chemistry matters. Join us to get the news you need.