The funding is being issued through the DoE’s Office of Fossil Fuel Energy to some 16 projects.
The projects will develop tools, methods and technologies to cost-effectively enhance the safety and efficiency of natural gas production, gathering, storage and transmission infrastructure.
Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg, said: “All of these developing tools and technologies have transformative potential.
“From mitigating emissions to converting flare gas into value-added products, they are vital to ensuring that America can continue to safely and efficiently use our vast fossil energy resources.”
The projects set to receive the funding will be managed by the DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.
The projects will fall under three areas of interests namely:
- AOI 1: Advanced Technologies to Mitigate Emissions from and Increase the Efficiency of Natural Gas Transportation Infrastructure.
- AOI 2: Process-Intensified Technologies for the Upcycling of Flare Gas into Transportable, Value-Added Products.
- AOI 3: Advanced Methane Detection and Measurement Technology Validation.
US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette, said: “This Administration is committed to providing cost-effective, responsible technologies to advance natural gas operations across the United States.
“With the US positioned as the world’s top producer of natural gas, DOE is proud to be a global leader in gas technology R&D. These projects will further our impressive growth in this field, growing our economy and jobs while finding new solutions to continue lowering our energy-related emissions.”