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DOE Plans To Continue Investing in Carbon Dioxide Transport Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) Studies
Funding Opportunity Announcement

Washington — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) intends to reissue funding opportunity announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0002730, that will provide funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) for front-end engineering and design (FEED) studies that support and accelerate the planning for carbon dioxide (CO2) transport from anthropogenic sources to CO2 conversion or secure geologic storage locations. All modes of CO2 transport (pipeline, truck, rail, barge, and ship), including any combination of transport modes, may be considered.

Many CO2 emitters (such as fossil energy power plants, ethanol facilities and other industrial operations) are not located near suitable geologic CO2 storage sites. A CO2 transport network is required to connect these CO2 sources to locations that will use the CO2 as a feedstock to manufacture chemicals and other products or to permanently store CO2 in targeted, suitable subsurface geologic formations.

Projects will accelerate the development of a large-scale carbon storage industry needed to achieve the Administration’s goals calling for net-zero carbon emissions in the power sector by 2035 and the broader economy by 2050.

If released, a third closing date could be anticipated in the third quarter of FY24.

NETL expects that applications submitted to the amended FOA will be similar in form and function to applications submitted to the previous release of the FOA; however, specific application instructions and requirements will be included in the amended FOA if it is released. Interested parties are encouraged to closely monitor the NETL web page for DE-FOA-0002730 for future modifications associated with this FOA.

FECM minimizes environmental and climate impacts of fossil fuels and industrial processes while working to achieve net-zero emissions across our economy. Priority areas of technology work include carbon capture, carbon conversion, carbon dioxide removal, carbon dioxide transport and storage, hydrogen production with carbon management, methane emissions reduction, and critical minerals production. To learn more, visit the FECM websitesign up for FECM news announcements, and visit the National Energy Technology Laboratory website.