Carbon Capture News

NETL-Supported Project Advances Carbon Capture at Texas Hydrogen Production Plant
November 20, 2017
A large-scale project, made possible through NETL support, is capturing about one million tons of carbon dioxide per year from a state-of-the-art hydrogen production facility in Texas and forging a successful new direction for hydrogen production technology.

Petra Nova Project Wrapping up Impressive First Year
November 6, 2017
Petra Nova, a joint venture between NRG Energy Inc. (NRG) and JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration Corporation (JX Nippon) is wrapping up a hugely successful first year of operations, culminating in being named POWER magazine’s plant of the year.

DOE-Supported Petra Nova Captures More Than 1 Million Tons of CO2
October 23, 2017
The NETL-supported Petra Nova project, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture system, has reached a major milestone, capturing more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR).

Department of Energy Announces Up to $26 Million in Funding Opportunity for Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies
October 17, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $26 million in federally funded financial assistance for cost-shared research and development projects under the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies funding opportunity announcement (FOA).

DOE-Supported CO2-Capture Project Hits Major Milestone: 4 Million Metric Tons
October 11, 2017
A large-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology made possible through support from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory has captured and transported its 4-millionth metric ton of CO2.

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $36 Million for Projects to Advance Carbon Capture Technologies
September 22, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has announced approximately $36 million in federally-funded financial assistance to advance carbon capture technologies.

2017 NETL CO2 Capture Technology Project Review Meeting
September 1, 2017
Proceedings are now available.

NETL Congratulates the Petra Nova Plant for Being Named “Plant of the Year” by Power Magazine
August 15, 2017
When the time came for the editors of the prestigious publication Power magazine to bestow its coveted 2017 "Plant of the Year" award to a power plant that leads the industry in the successful deployment of an advanced technology that maximizes efficiency while minimizing environmental impact, they choose a project that NETL helped make a reality. We couldn’t be prouder of our involvement.

Department of Energy Invests $4.8 Million in Projects to Advance Beneficial Use of CO2
August 11, 2017
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected an additional five projects to receive $4.8 million to investigate novel uses of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from coal-fired power plants. Each project will contribute a non-federal cost share of at least 20 percent, bringing the total award value of the projects to more than $6.1 million. The five new projects join seven others previously selected under funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001622, Applications for Technologies Directed at Utilizing Carbon Dioxide from Coal Fired Power Plants.

Petra Nova Selected 2017 Power Plant of the Year
August 1, 2017
The NETL-supported Petra Nova project, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture system, has been selected by POWER magazine as its 2017 Power Plant of the Year! POWER recognized the project, a joint venture between NRG Energy and JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration, because “it was brought online on time, and on budget, and despite its unprecedented scale, it was completed in roughly 1.78 million man-hours without a single lost-time incident during construction.” More information about NETL’s involvement can be found here. The POWER magazine article is here.

Notice of Intent to Issue FOA "Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies"
July 19, 2017
This Notice provides potential applicants advance notice that the Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy intends to issue Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001791).

Novel Carbon Capture System Successfully Demonstrated in NETL-Managed Project
June 7, 2017
A project conducted by ION Engineering, and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), has successfully concluded a 6‑month testing campaign at the Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) in western Norway, the world’s largest facility for testing and improving carbon dioxide (CO2) capture. The testing of ION’s novel carbon-capture system successfully achieved all research objectives and represents significant progress toward its commercialization.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Marks Opening of Petra Nova, World’s Largest Post-combustion Carbon Capture Project
April 13, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of Petra Nova, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture project, which was completed on-schedule and on-budget. The large-scale demonstration project, located at the W.A. Parish power plant in Thompsons, Texas, is a joint venture between NRG Energy (NRG) and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (JX).

Department of Energy Invests $5.9 Million in Projects to Advance Novel CO2 Utilization Strategies
February 22, 2017
The U.S. Energy Department’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected seven projects to receive $5.9 million to focus on novel ways to use carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from coal-fired power plants. In addition to federal funding, each project will also include non-federal cost share of at least 20 percent.

Petra Nova, World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon-Capture Project, Begins Commercial Operation
January 11, 2017
The Petra Nova project, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon-capture system, has begun commercial operation at the W. A. Parish Plant in Texas. The project, which receives project-management support from NETL, demonstrates how carbon-capture technologies can support the flexibility and sustainability of fossil fuels at a commercial scale.

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