Three state companies have secured a total of $91.3 million in clean coal grants from the U.S. Department of Energy for advanced technologies in capturing and storing carbon dioxide from fossil fuel combustion.
The first grant—$71 million—went to Eltron Research and Development Inc. in Boulder. It is the largest grant to a Colorado company under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and will be used to decrease development time by approximately 3 years of a hydrogen transport membrane technology to cost-effectively separate hydrogen from shifted coal-derived syngas.
Another $15 million was awarded to ADA Environmental Solutions in Littleton to fund a 1 MW-equivalent gas flow plot-scale test unit to evaluate advanced sold sorbent CO2 capture technology. The third grant, $5 million went to North American Power Group in Greenwood Village and will finance the Two Elk Energy Park Carbon Site Characterization Project.
The DOE grants were among 22 awards in 15 states that totaled $575 million for carbon capture and storage research and development in the areas of large-scale testing of advanced gasification technologies; advanced turbomachinery to lower emissions; post-combustion CO2 capture with increased efficiencies and decreased costs; and geologic storage site characterization.
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