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Carbon Capture Large-Scale Pilots

Federal Agency


Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED)


To support carbon capture large-scale pilot projects at industrial facilities not purposed for electric generation, and at coal or natural gas electric generation facilities.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, non-profit entities, for-profit entities, Tribal Nations, states, and local governments.

Decarbonization Considerations

Carbon capture large-scale pilot projects will benefit entities intending to commercialize and deploy integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. Successful execution of these pilots can help to accelerate CCS deployment to achieve our climate goals while achieving other societal objectives. Also, this FOA further allows development of these technologies in different industrial and hard-to-decarbonize sectors.

Equity Considerations

It is key to integrate equity and justice, community and labor engagement, and quality jobs into technology development from the beginning. The lack of meaningful engagement with community stakeholders, Tribes, and labor unions might lead to delays or cancellations of carbon capture projects.

Helpful Tips

DOE will prefer applications that propose transformational technologies with documented potential to achieve greater than 90% carbon capture efficiency during the proposed large-scale pilot project, and applications that propose carbon capture technologies that have already achieved Technology readiness level (TRL) 6.

Other Notes

$820,000,000 is available for 4 project phases, up to 78 months. Phase 1 will focus on detailed plan and front-end engineering design studies and expect to last for 18 months. See the list of awardees here:

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

April 5, 2023 (Concept Paper); July 7, 2023 (Full Application)

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Matching Funds

30% cost share required

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