Advanced Energy Systems research conceives, analyzes, and develops energy technologies that can minimize the environmental impact of fossil fuel use and optimize the use of our domestic energy resources and infrastructure.
Onsite research in CO2 Capture leverages cutting-edge research facilities, world-class scientists and engineers, and strategic collaborations to foster the discovery, development, and demonstration of solvents, sorbents and membranes to efficiently and economically capture carbon from both pre- and post-combustion systems.
Carbon storage is a key component of the U.S. carbon management portfolio. Research efforts involve applied laboratory and pilot-scale experiments as well as numerical modeling in the areas of geologic storage; monitoring, verification, and accounting; and simulation and risk assessment.
A partnership among national laboratories, industry, and academic institutions, CCSI develops and deploys state-of-the-art computational modeling and simulation tools to accelerate the development of carbon capture technologies from discovery to development, demonstration, and widespread deployment.
Carbon storage risk analysis is complicated by the fact that all geologic storage sites are not created equally. NRAP is a DOE initiative that harnesses core capabilities developed across the National Laboratory complex, in the science-based prediction of the critical behavior of engineered-natural systems.
ICMI is developing carbon management strategies for industrial sources. Industrial sources are typically smaller sources of CO2 than base-load power plants and may offer unique options for CO2 capture, storage, or re-use.
Development of innovative cost-effective technologies such as sensors, power electronics, and energetic materials, can promote efficiency, environmental performance, and availability of advanced energy systems; and development of advanced computational tools can lead to shortened development timelines.