We are excited to announce that next month we will start developing a new Carbon Solutions LLC tool: N̲e̲gative C̲O2 Emission T̲ra̲nsition R̲oadmap (𝘕𝘌𝘊𝘛𝘈𝘙)! Once developed, NECTAR will provide utilities and regulators with quantitative evaluations of how direct air capture may contribute to meeting decarbonization goals. Our award was one of the 82 Department of Energy grants announced last week that total $100 million to 68 small businesses. Thank you to EPRI and Brad Sparks for being part of our team – we are excited to get to work!

“Supporting small businesses will ensure we are tapping into all of America’s talent to develop clean energy technologies that will help us tackle the climate crisis,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “DOE’s investments will enable these economic engines to optimize and commercialize their breakthroughs, while developing the next generation of climate leaders and helping to build a sustainable future to benefit all Americans.” 

Through the SBIR/STTR program across the federal government, small business powers the U.S. economy and generates thousands of jobs, both directly and indirectly, the DOE notes. DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards aim at transforming DOE-supported science and technology breakthroughs into viable products and services. The awards also support the development of specialized technologies and instruments that aid in scientific discovery.