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Funding Opportunity Announcement
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced four research and development projects selected to receive nearly $32 million to advance technologies that will help reduce natural gas flaring at oil production sites, a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, by transforming gas into valuable products that would otherwise be wasted by those operations. These projects support President Biden’s U.S. Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan, which launched a whole-of-government initiative to redouble efforts to significantly reduce methane emissions while protecting workers and communities, growing jobs, and promoting U.S. technology innovation. Aligned with this action is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new rule tackling wasteful methane emissions and the Administration’s pledge that the United States will work with global partners to reduce the world’s methane emissions 30% from 2020 levels by 2030.
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NETL, in partnership with Covestro LLC, and RAPID, has been awarded more than $1.4 million in funding for its proposal to decarbonize commonly used solvent chemistry for the use case of depolymerization using microwave technology.
Notice of Intent Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced their intent to issue funding to support research and development (R&D) projects focused on facilities to test a variety of carbon management technologies, including carbon capture, removal and conversion. 
Gas flaring in progress.
Flaring, often used in the oil and gas industry to dispose of gases not processed and sold as part of normal operations, has been a common practice for nearly 160 years but is a source of greenhouse gas emissions — most notably methane. A new comprehensive evaluation of gas flare technologies, conducted by NETL, suggests that significant emissions reduction will depend largely upon low-cost improvements to existing technologies backed by strategic federal investment.
NETL’s Jennifer Bauer took home the award in the Outstanding Innovator category from the Oregon Federal Executive Board at a recent ceremony in Vancouver, Washington.
The brightest minds in the Oregon federal workforce gathered Tuesday, May 7, at the Historic Hangar, located adjacent to Pearson Air Museum, in Vancouver, Washington, for the Oregon Federal Executive Board (FEB) Excellence in Government Awards, where an NETL researcher took home a prestigious honor.
NETL’s researchers and staff were recognized at the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board 2024 Excellence in Government Awards program held May 8 at the Heinz History Center.
Staff and researchers at NETL-Morgantown and NETL-Pittsburgh received two team awards and 10 individual awards from the Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board (FEB) during its 2024 Excellence in Government Awards program at the Heinz History Center during Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW), which was held May 5-11.
NETL researcher Dave Luebke
Researcher Dave Luebke doesn’t have to search far for inspiration as he works to develop the NETL Direct Air Capture (DAC) Center. It’s waiting for him when he gets home at the end of the day.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced it will make up to $24 million available to support the transport of carbon dioxide (CO2) to locations for permanent geologic storage or conversion to useful products. The CO2—captured from industrial and power generation facilities, as well as from legacy carbon dioxide emissions captured directly from the atmosphere—may be transported by any mode of transport such as pipelines, rail, trucks, barges, or ships, including any combination of transport modes. Made possible through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, this effort supports the development of a large-scale carbon storage industry key to achieving the Administration’s ambitious climate goal of a net-zero emissions economy by 2050.
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NETL projects to realize a transformed American energy sector using artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies were shared during the first AI Expo for National Competitiveness organized by the Arlington, VA-based foundation Special Competitive Studies Project, held in Washington, D.C. May 7-8.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
Washington—The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced it is extending the closing date to award $100 million available through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to support states, local governments, and public utilities in purchasing products derived from converted carbon emissions. The goal is to speed up adoption of advanced carbon management technologies, creating a market for environmentally sustainable alternatives in fuels, chemicals, and building products sourced from captured emissions from industrial and power generation facilities. This effort aligns with the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic climate and clean energy agenda.