Sargent & Lundy Supports DOE-Funded Direct Air Capture FEED Study

Firm will explore viability of separating CO2 from ambient air and converting the CO2 into concrete products


June 23, 2022 – Sargent & Lundy, along with the University of Illinois, U.S. Steel, CarbonCapture Inc., CarbonCure Technologies, Ozinga, The Prairie Research Institute, Visage Energy, and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, will conduct a front-end engineering design (FEED) study on carbon dioxide removal technologies funded by the Department of Energy.

The firm will provide the constructability review and costing of the direct air capture’s integration within U.S. Steel’s Gary Works facility in Gary, Indiana, the study’s location. Directed air capture (DAC) is the process of separating CO2 from ambient air.

Study Highlights:

  • The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Prairie Research Institute was awarded nearly $3.5 million by the DOE to support the study.
  • The study will focus on the advancement of a direct air capture and utilization system (DACUS) in removing 5,000 metric tons per year of CO2 from ambient air and permanently mineralizing it into concrete products.
  • University of Illinois will lead the FEED study.

Read more about this study here.

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