Press Release

Cormetech Selected for a DOE Award to Demonstrate Technology to Increase the Amount of CO2 Captured in DAC Operations

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cormetech has been selected for an award from the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to increase the amount of CO2 captured in Direct Air Capture (DAC) operations. Cormetech plans to further develop its DAC “contactor”. The “contactor” is the engine of the DAC system. Air is moved through the “contactor” and CO2 is selectively adsorbed onto it. The improved “contactor” will maximize the amount of CO2 captured from the atmosphere, while reducing the amount of energy needed to operate.

From the DOE funding announcement (06/15/2021):

“‘Across the U.S., in states like Arizona and North Carolina, brilliant innovators are developing Direct Air Capture technologies that can extract carbon dioxide straight out of the air.” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “These DOE investments, and the ones we will make with President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, are crucial to advancing technology that will help us avoid the worst effects of climate change and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.’”

Cormetech’s CEO Mike Mattes commented “Cormetech is very excited about this award, which will allow us to continue developing CO2 Capture technology with amine-based adsorbers in Direct Air Capture systems. With Cormetech’s long history of technology leadership in emission controls, we have demonstrated the technical feasibility of capturing CO2 directly from the air with our adsorbers, and this award will allow us to accelerate the development and improve the CO2 capture rates.”

To learn more about this project and Cormetech’s technologies please reach out to [email protected] or call us at 1-704-827-8933.

CORMETECH, Inc. is a world leader in manufacturing of high-quality environmental catalysts, providing SCR catalyst regeneration and engineering services for the power, marine, industrial-process, refinery, and petrochemical markets. The company has leveraged more than 30 years of field experience and ceramic extrusion technology to create innovative catalyst products and services that meet our customers’ needs in the United States and abroad.