Department of Energy Selects RTI International to Lead Large-Scale Carbon Capture Pilot Project



The first-of-its-kind project is a collaboration among RTI, International Paper, SLB and Amazon

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 14, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) announced up to $304 million in funding for four projects to pilot transformational technologies designed to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) in Kentucky, Mississippi, Texas and Wyoming. Nonprofit research institute RTI International was selected for award negotiations to lead the carbon capture pilot in Mississippi in collaboration with International Paper (IP), SLB and Amazon.

“We’re excited to work with DOE and our partners at IP, SLB and Amazon to implement RTI’s non-aqueous solvent (NAS) technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions,” said Vijay Gupta, senior research engineer and the project manager at RTI. “Our goal is to illustrate the safe, responsible and effective use of this carbon capture technology to help drive its adoption in the pulp and paper industry, and to demonstrate how strategic partnerships can accelerate industrial decarbonization.”

A first-of-its-kind for the pulp and paper industry, the pilot will be at IP’s Vicksburg Containerboard Mill. The project aims to capture 120,000 metric tons of CO2 per year, an amount equivalent to the annual CO2 emissions of nearly 27,000 gasoline-powered cars, and direct it to a site …

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