National Carbon Capture Center in Alabama Renews Partnership With Energy Department

| October 13, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

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By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

The National Carbon Capture Center in Wilsonville will continue to be managed and operated by Southern Company under an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) renewed the collaborative agreement. Under the funding award – which is valued at $140 million – the internationally known research center will continue to serve as a neutral test bed for new innovations that lower carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The renewed agreement took effect Oct. 1.

The National Carbon Capture Center, located adjacent to Alabama Power’s Plant Gaston, is expanding into new areas of research to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-based power plants and to advance CO2 utilization and direct air capture (DAC) solutions. DOE created the center in 2009 to accelerate the development and commercialization of carbon capture technologies.

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