R&D Projects

Carbon Solutions has two major thrusts:

  1. Research and Development (R&D): Develop cutting-edge science, databases, and software to support low-carbon energy research including CO2 capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS), energy storage, geothermal energy, wind energy, and the hydrogen economy. Carbons Solutions currently leads and works on almost a dozen R&D projects, predominantly funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE).
  2. Software and Services: Apply Carbon Solutions’ unique science, databases, and software to meet emerging energy challenges and clients needs in a range of energy application space.

Carbon Solutions currently leads and supports R&D in a number of major projects listed below.


Title: Design Development and System Integration Design Study for an Advanced Pressurized Fluidized Bed Combustion Power Plant with Carbon Capture.

Program: Coal FIRST (https://www.energy.gov/fe/coal-first).

URL: https://www.energy.gov/fe/project-descriptions-coal-first-initiative-invests-80-million-net-zero-carbon-electricity-and.


Title: Carbon Utilization and Storage Partnership of the Western United States.

Program: Regional Initiative to Accelerate CCUS Deployment (https://www.energy.gov/fe/foa-2000-regional-initiative-accelerate-ccus-deployment).

URL: https://netl.doe.gov/sites/default/files/netl-file/20CCUS_Balch.pdf.


Title: Regional Initiative to Accelerate CCUS Deployment in the Midwest and Northeastern USA.

Program: Regional Initiative to Accelerate CCUS Deployment (https://www.energy.gov/fe/foa-2000-regional-initiative-accelerate-ccus-deployment).

URL: https://netl.doe.gov/sites/default/files/netl-file/20CCUS_Gupta.pdf.


Title: Development and Commercialization of SCO2T to Maximize CO2-based Subsurface Energy Potential.

Program: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program (https://www.sbir.gov/).


Title: Pumped-Storage Hydropower using Abandoned Underground Mines (PSH-AUM) as an Innovative Energy Storage Technology for Fossil-Integrated Systems.

Program: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program (https://www.sbir.gov/)


Title: Cloud-based High-Performance Computing Decision-Making Software for Carbon Sequestration.

Program: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program (https://www.sbir.gov/)


Title: Wabash CarbonSAFE.

Program: CarbonSAFE (https://www.netl.doe.gov/coal/carbon-storage/storage-infrastructure/carbonsafe).

URL: https://www.netl.doe.gov/project-information?p=FE0031626.


Title: CarbonSAFE Illinois Storage Corridor.

Program: CarbonSAFE (https://www.netl.doe.gov/coal/carbon-storage/storage-infrastructure/carbonsafe)..

URL: https://www.energy.gov/fe/foa-1999-project-selections.


Title: Stacked Greenfield and Brownfield ROZ Fairways in the Illinois Basin Geo-Laboratory.

Program: DOE Fossil Energy.

URL: https://netl.doe.gov/sites/default/files/netl-file/20CSVPR_Webb.pdf.



Title:
US-China Clean Energy Research Center – Advanced Coal Technology Consortium (CERC – ACTC).

Program: US DOE.

URL: https://cerc-actc.wvu.edu/.