The U.S. Department of Energy is investing $84 million in 18 different projects to research technologies to help improve the efficiency and drive down the costs of carbon capture processes for new and existing coal-fired power plants.
Companies receiving funding for projects include ADA-ES, ION Engineering, SRI International and GE Global Research.
Greenhouse gas emissions have become a key concern for coal-fired power generation with the release of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recently-proposed rules to cut carbon emissions from new power plants.
According to the Energy Department, President Barack Obama’s administration has invested $6 billion in clean coal technologies to date, and the development of the technology is a critical part of Obama’s “all-of-the-above” approach to U.S. energy.
A full list and brief descriptions of the awards are available on the Energy Department’s website.