This funding opportunity focuses on two areas of interest: development of novel transformational materials and processes and enabling technologies to improve carbon capture systems.

Selected projects under the development of novel transformational materials and processes area will support research developing and validating transformational materials and capture processes, such as novel water-lean solvents and other materials that can significantly increase CO2 absorption performance, economics, and other benefits. Projects may also focus on advanced membranes or hybrid materials and processes that can be tested at bench-scale on natural gas and/or coal-fired flue gas, showing potential to meet DOE’s transformational carbon capture goals.

Selected projects under the enabling technologies area will support bench-scale research on addressing challenging issues associated with advanced carbon capture technologies. By developing these enabling technologies, overall improvement in carbon capture systems that is or is not specific to any one technology developer might be realized.