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Sbir Phase I: A Decision-Support Tool for Identifying Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture Opportunities for the Nation's Energy Transition - The Broader Impact/Commercial Potential of This Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I Project Is in Providing Much-Needed Decision-Support Tool to Progress the United States Towards a Net-Zero Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Economy.

The Princeton Net Zero America Study Suggests That a of Minimum 0.9 Gigatons /Year of CO2 Sequestration Is Required to Transition the Country to a Net-Zero Economy, Which Is 1.3 Times Larger Than the Country's Oil Production on a Volume-Equivalent Basis.

One of the Many Substantial Challenges to Achieving This Feat Is Identifying and Profiling Capturable CO2 Streams from Emitters Across the United States. Software That Could Robustly Address This Challenge Would Provide Benefits to Society and the Country.

For Example, Climate Change Is Recognized as the Largest Threat Facing Humanity and the Security of the United States; Transitioning the US Economy to Net-Zero CO2 Emissions Is One of the Largest Wealth Creation Opportunities of Our Generation.

The Proposed CO2 National Capture Opportunities and Readiness Data Software Will Enable Users to Identify Sources of CO2 (e.g., Cement Manufacturers and Ethanol Refineries) That Could Be Profitably Turned into Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Projects.

The Database Would Provide the Break-Even CO2 Capture Cost, Technology Readiness Level (TRL), and Lifecycle CO2 Emissions of Any Prospective CCS Project Across the Country by Integrating the Latest Public Data and Scientific Research into a Single End-User Platform.

A Novel Integration of Advances in Multiple Disciplines Is Required for Successful Project Completion: 1) Big Data Fusion, 2) CO2 Capture Stream Characterization, 3) Lifecycle Assessment, 4) Advanced Techno-Economic Assessments, and 5) Software Engineering.

Additionally, This Project Will Also Advance the Status-Quo by Creating Dynamic Results That Can Be Easily Re-Generated as Needed (e.g., with New Technologies Deployed or Policies Enacted).

This Award Reflects NSF's Statutory Mission and Has Been Deemed Worthy of Support Through Evaluation Using the Foundation's Intellectual Merit and Broader Impacts Review Criteria.
Place of Performance
Bloomington, Indiana 47401-4816 United States
Geographic Scope
Single Zip Code
Related Opportunity
Carbon Solutions was awarded Project Grant 2216541 worth $275,000 from in February 2023 with work to be completed primarily in Bloomington Indiana United States. The grant has a duration of 1 year and was awarded through assistance program 47.084 NSF Technology, Innovation, and Partnerships.

SBIR Details

Research Type
SBIR Phase I
SBIR Phase I:A Decision-Support Tool for Identifying Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture Opportunities for the Nation’s Energy Transition
The broader impact/commercial potential of this Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project is in providing much-needed decision-support tool to progress the United States towards a net-zero carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions economy. The Princeton Net Zero America study suggests that a of minimum 0.9 gigatons /year of CO2 sequestration is required to transition the country to a net-zero economy, which is 1.3 times larger than the country’s oil production on a volume-equivalent basis. One of the many substantial challenges to achieving this feat is identifying and profiling capturable CO2 streams from emitters across the United States. Software that could robustly address this challenge would provide benefits to society and the country. For example, climate change is recognized as the largest threat facing humanity and the security of the United States; Transitioning the US economy to net-zero CO2 emissions is one of the largest wealth creation opportunities of our generation. _x000D_ _x000D_ The proposed CO2 National Capture Opportunities and Readiness Data software will enable users to identify sources of CO2 (e.g., cement manufacturers and ethanol refineries) that could be profitably turned into carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects. The database would provide the break-even CO2 capture cost, technology readiness level (TRL), and lifecycle CO2 emissions of any prospective CCS project across the country by integrating the latest public data and scientific research into a single end-user platform.A novel integration of advances in multiple disciplines is required for successful project completion: 1) big data fusion, 2) CO2 capture stream characterization, 3) lifecycle assessment, 4) advanced techno-economic assessments, and 5) software engineering. Additionally, this project will also advance the status-quo by creating dynamic results that can be easily re-generated as needed (e.g., with new technologies deployed or policies enacted)._x000D_ _x000D_ This award reflects NSF's statutory mission and has been deemed worthy of support through evaluation using the Foundation's intellectual merit and broader impacts review criteria.
Topic Code
Solicitation Number
NSF 22-551


Last Modified 3/21/23

Period of Performance
Start Date
End Date
100% Complete

Funding Split
Federal Obligation
Non-Federal Obligation
Total Obligated
100.0% Federal Funding
0.0% Non-Federal Funding

Activity Timeline

Interactive chart of timeline of amendments to 2216541

Transaction History

Modifications to 2216541

Additional Detail

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Awardee Classifications
Small Business
Awarding Office
Funding Office
Awardee UEI
Awardee CAGE
Performance District
Not Applicable

Budget Funding

Federal Account Budget Subfunction Object Class Total Percentage
Research and Related Activities, National Science Foundation (049-0100) General science and basic research Grants, subsidies, and contributions (41.0) $275,000 100%
Modified: 3/21/23