|DOE Selects Eight Projects to Receive Funding for Reducing the Cost of CO2 Capture and Compression|
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected eight projects to receive more than $24 million to construct small- and large-scale pilots for reducing the cost of carbon dioxide capture and compression through DOE’s Carbon Capture Program. The Carbon Capture Program is developing technologies that will enable cost-effective implementation of carbon capture and storage in the power generation sector. The recipients include Dresser-Rand Co., Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois (BASF, Linde Group, Burns and McDonnell, Affiliated Engineers), Alstom Power Inc., Southern Company Services, NRG Energy Inc., General Electric Co., and Danbury, Conn.-based FuelCell Energy Inc.
The selected projects focus on advancing the development of a suite of post-combustion CO2 capture and supersonic compression systems for new and existing coal-based electric generating plants, specifically: (1) supersonic compression systems, (2) small pilot-scale (from 0.5 to 5 MWe) post-combustion CO2 capture development and testing, and (3) large pilot-scale (from 10 to more than 25 MWe) post-combustion CO2 capture development and testing. For more information, go to http://www.energy.gov/fe/articles/doe-selects-eight-projects-receive-funding-reducing-cost-co2-capture-and-compression.