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DOE lab unveils technology to slash CCS costs

Carlos Anchondo of E&E News reports the Department of Energy has unveiled technology to slash carbon capture costs.

The C3 Take
  • Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) have developed a liquid solvent that could slash carbon capture costs by 19%.
  • Other solvents that are used in carbon capture require more water to separate the captured carbon dioxide and the solvent which adds to costs.
  • This development could unlock the door to further commercialization of carbon capture technology.

“While commercial technology can trap CO2 at just over $58 per metric ton, Jiang said the new method can extract CO2 from power plant flue gas for roughly $47 per metric ton, according to the lab.”

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