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NETL has created an accessible carbon capture and storage Pipeline Route Planning Database to guide decisions on safely transporting CO2 from capture sources to underground storage sites and conversion facilities.
Strategically planning safe and sustainable routes for transportation of CO2 from where it is captured to where it can be stored underground or converted into other products is a critical priority in achieving a greenhouse gas (GHG)-neutral economy by 2050. NETL has responded to that challenge by creating an expansive and accessible Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Pipeline Route Planning Database to guide routing decisions and increase transportation safety.
Pictured at the Deer Park Energy Center, from left, are Brent Dueitt (Calpine), Nicole Shamitko-Klingensmith, Mariah Young, Ron Munson, Eric Grol, Raj Gaikwad and Carl Herman (Calpine)
Innovative technologies to enable the U.S. chemical industry to reduce carbon emissions and help the nation achieve a 100% clean electricity sector by 2035 are moving forward in two side-by-side projects supported with NETL expertise near Houston, Texas.
Animated model
NETL and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will co-host the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas R&D Program’s (IEAGHG) Seventh Post-Combustion Capture Conference (PCCC7) Sept. 25-28, 2023, in Pittsburgh, and bring together post-combustion capture experts to share knowledge, findings and expertise. 
NETL To Receive $150M from Inflation Reduction Act
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced $150 million in funding will be provided through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) to support site-wide infrastructure and laboratory modernization upgrades at all three of NETL’s research sites.
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.
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.
Animated 3D model of a CO2 molecule.
NETL researchers have reported the successful use of microwaves to accelerate sorbent regeneration – results that can lead to substantial reduction of expensive water and energy requirements of some promising direct air capture (DAC) technologies.
Ambient Air to CO2-depleted air diagram.
Reduction and removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere are key objectives in the climate change challenge. NETL has been at the forefront of carbon capture and storage research for decades. Now, its carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technology research is helping set the pace for additional innovations in direct air capture (DAC) and other technological approaches that are focused on attaining the Biden Administration’s goal of a net-zero greenhouse gas emissions economy by 2050 through just and sustainable decarbonization pathways.