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Carbon Utilization Program (CUP)

Federal Agency


Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM)


To procure and use products derived from captured carbon oxides.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

An eligible entity shall use a grant received under this paragraph to procure and use commercial or industrial products that-- (i) use or are derived from anthropogenic carbon oxides; and (ii) demonstrate significant net reductions in lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions compared to incumbent technologies, processes, and products.

Decarbonization Considerations

Recovering and repurposing carbon reduces the amount of airborne pollution and may help to monetize these emissions reductions.

Equity Considerations

See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources:

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Other Notes

The Carbon Utilization Program already exists, primarily as a research program within the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

Expected Q4 2023

Funding Available


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