Grant funds pursuit of efficient, cost-effective carbon capture

carbon-capture-grantSupported by a multimillion dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, a team of ASU researchers will develop an efficient and cost-effective carbon capture technology. The team, which includes co-principal investigators and sustainability scientists Cody Friesen and Ellen Stechel, will do so using an innovative electrochemical technique to separate carbon dioxide from other emissions originating from power plants. Additionally, it will explore the real possibility of reducing energy and cost requirements by more than half. The project is part of a special Department of Energy program designed to pursue high-risk, high-reward advances in alternative energy research. It was was selected through a merit-based process from thousands of concept papers and hundreds of full applications. The results of the project could be an economically enabling breakthrough in the drive to reduce carbon emissions.