The National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) has announced that it is involved in six projects included in the most recent decision by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to commit another $45 million in federal funding for the advancement of carbon capture technologies.
Funded by the DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) along with multiple sponsors, the NCCC is managed and operated by local utility Southern Company (NYSE: SO).
The fact that six out of the nine projects selected to receive the DOE funding are directly linked to the NCCC showcases its pivotal role in advancing carbon capture technologies, the center said in a statement this week.
Among the highlighted projects is a front-end engineering design (FEED) study by Calpine California CCUS, focusing on a post-combustion carbon capture system utilizing Honeywell’s advanced solvent carbon capture (ASCC) technology.
GTI Energy plans to test its ROTA-CAP carbon capture system at U.S. Steel’s industrial facility, while Membrane Technology and Research (MTR) will test its carbon capture system at the Argos USA cement plant.
Susteon will leverage the NCCC test facility for an engineering-scale demonstration of its high-performance carbon capture solvent SUSTENOL.
Ohio State University is involved in two projects, designing and testing carbon capture systems at cement plants in South Carolina and Wyoming.
John Northington, the director of the NCCC, highlighted the center’s crucial role in moving technologies from early development through real-world testing to commercial deployment.
These projects aim to develop cost-effective and highly efficient technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from power and industrial facilities, advancing permanent geologic carbon storage, or converting carbon into enduring products.
The NCCC provides a practical testing ground to accelerate technology development, laying the foundation for future scaling and commercialization.