Billions for carbon capture, hydrogen and advanced nuclear included in bipartite infrastructure plan | Energy Journal


After a rare weekend marathon session, the Senate has finally finalized the finishing touches on a bipartisan infrastructure package. The over 2,700-page bill, officially titled the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act, now faces an amendment process, as senators from both parties seek to add provisions to the main bipartisan bill. There are already billions in new funding, including $ 110 billion for American roads and bridges, $ 39 billion for public transit and $ 66 billion for rail. The bill also includes $ 65 billion for the deployment of broadband Internet in undeserved communities and $ 55 billion for the financing of water infrastructure. With such a high price tag, Republicans were quick to claim the bill was funded without raising taxes. Instead, it’s paid for through a variety of sources, including reallocating more than $ 200 billion in COVID-19 relief funding and money from the 26 states that have chosen to end an additional federal unemployment check. $ 300 earlier. It will take days, if not weeks, for the public to read thousands of pages to really understand what is in it.

According to a 2,700-page summary of the bill, the package would allocate more than $ 8 billion to carbon capture efforts through 2026, including $ 100 million for the Department of the Ministry’s carbon capture technology program. ” Energy, $ 300 million for the development of carbon monoxide products, $ 2 billion for carbon dioxide transport infrastructure, $ 2.5 billion for the commercialization of carbon sequestration projects and $ 3.5 billion for four regional direct air collection centers.

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The influx of federal spending could boost Wyoming’s existing carbon capture, use and storage efforts, including the University of Wyoming’s CarbonSAFE sequestration project and other initiatives at UW and across the state.

For hydrogen, the bill would reinstate and expand the DOE’s hydrogen program to include additional clean hydrogen programs as well as a national strategy to advance clean hydrogen.

It authorizes $ 500 million to support a national clean hydrogen supply chain, $ 1 billion for a hydrogen commercialization program and $ 8 billion for four clean hydrogen hubs that “demonstrate production, processing, delivery, storage and end use of clean hydrogen “and” can be developed into a national clean hydrogen network to facilitate a clean hydrogen economy.

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