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Climeworks/Svante DAC system seen during installation in California. The system boasts three contactors for independent parametric testing of multiple sorbent filters.
Field tests of NETL-funded and managed direct air capture (DAC) technology projects in California and Alabama are helping to advance the realization of a carbon-neutral economy and energy sector to address the effects of climate change.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) is implementing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Section 40305 (Carbon Storage Validation and Testing) through its CarbonSAFE Initiative — the agency’s flagship effort to move carbon storage technologies into geographically widespread commercial practice. Federal funding for the CarbonSAFE Initiative is being provided through Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002711.
Brian Anderson
NETL Director Brian Anderson discussed the Lab’s ongoing efforts to advance carbon management technology in hard-to-decarbonize sectors of the economy such as steel and cement production and petrochemicals in a keynote address during Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) Energy Week in Pittsburgh.
Worm's eye view of carbon capture center
NETL expertise and oversight have played major roles in the ongoing success of the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC), a cornerstone of U.S. innovation in the development of carbon management technologies.
Animated direct air capture system.
NETL is helping establish four new regional direct air capture (DAC) Hubs around the U.S. to demonstrate how the innovative carbon dioxide (CO2) removal technology can be put to work curbing the world’s climate crisis.
NETL and Oak Ridge National Lab Researchers Join Forces In Signing
NETL is teaming with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to jointly explore a range of technology innovations for carbon management and strategies for economic development and sustainable energy transitions in the Appalachian region.
Alloy Production Furnace
NETL will share its expertise and research in materials sciences, spanning from high entropy alloys to gasification of plastics, among many other topics, at The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society’s (TMS) 2023 Annual Meeting and Exhibition scheduled for March 19-23 in San Diego. 
Diagram displaying working h2 gas energy and UGS storage facilities in the Unites States.
A new study by NETL researchers, in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers, demonstrated that existing U.S. underground gas storage (UGS) facilities can viably store hydrogen-methane blends, reducing the need to build new hydrogen infrastructure while meeting a range of the hydrogen demand projected for 2050 and helping to support the transition to a clean hydrogen economy.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the DOE Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) and DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) today announced nearly $47 million in funding for 22 research projects to advance the development of new and innovative measurement, monitoring, and mitigation technologies to help detect, quantify, and reduce methane emissions across oil and natural gas producing regions of the United States.
Animated team of researchers standing in front of a direct air capture system.
NETL will provide technical support and expertise to award the American-Made Direct Air Capture (DAC) Prizes, a series of interconnected competitions offering up to $115 million to advance carbon dioxide (CO2) removal technologies from hard-to-decarbonize sectors of the U.S.