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Carbon Compendium
NETL Releases 2018 Compendium of Carbon Capture Technology

NETL’s 2018 Compendium of Carbon Capture Technology, which provides a technical summary of its Carbon Capture program, is now available.

The comprehensive document assembles carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology research and development descriptions into a single document, allowing stakeholders in corporations, small businesses, universities, nonprofit organizations, other national laboratories and government agencies to examine the technology progress and activities of the Carbon Capture program.

The successful development of advanced CO2 capture technologies is critical to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and maintaining the cost-effectiveness of fossil energy-based power generation and other industrial processes. Research and development (R&D) efforts featured in the 2018 Compendium of Carbon Capture Technology include the development of advanced solvents, sorbents, membranes and novel concepts for both post- and pre-combustion CO2 capture, along with R&D collaborations.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Fossil Energy Program has adopted a comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to development of advanced CO2 capture technologies for today’s coal power platforms and for future platforms. NETL is implementing the Carbon Capture R&D program to develop the next generation of advanced CO2 capture concepts.

The success of this research will enable cost-effective implementation of carbon capture technologies throughout the power generation sector and help ensure the United States will continue to have access to safe, reliable and affordable energy from fossil fuels.

The newly released technology compendium assembles CO2 capture technology R&D descriptions for 91 projects, including 47 active projects and 44 completed projects. The compendium is available for download on NETL’s website here.