NETL Bench-Scale Testing of Direct Air Capture Components and Initial Engineering Design for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Systems from Air
DOE NETL website https://www.netl.doe.gov/node/10458
deadline March 5, 2021
DOE - Office of Fossil Energy FE's Carbon Capture Program has been identifying and advancing technologies with the goal of removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from point sources such as fossil fuel-based power plants and industrial processes or directly from the atmosphere. The Carbon Capture Program aims to leverage this past research in materials, equipment and process development for both current and transformational direct air capture (DAC) technologies. More research is needed to develop efficient processes and components utilizing transformational materials to lower the cost of DAC systems. Project researchers should achieve a better understanding of system costs, performance, and other factors to accelerate development of this climate-critical technology.
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is specifically focused on developing lower cost, scalable technologies for CO2 capture from air.
There are two areas of interest:
- AOI-1. Bench-Scale Testing of Structured Material Systems or Component Designs at Technology Readiness Level (TRL 3) for Optimized direct air capture. The objective of the AOI-1 bench-scale Research & Development (R&D) effort is to advance promising structured material systems or component designs for Direct Air Capture (DAC) to a sufficient maturity level that can justify their scale-up in a subsequent program.
- AOI-2. Initial Engineering Design of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Systems (TRL 6) for Direct Air Capture. The objective of the AOI-2 is to complete an initial design of a commercial-scale, Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage system for Direct Air Capture (CCUS-DAC) that separates, and stores or utilizes, a minimum of 100,000 tonne/yr. net CO2 from air.