Total Joins US DOE's National Carbon Capture Center

05 September 2019

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Carbon Capture Center has welcomed major French energy player Total as a new member. Total produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity across more than 130 countries worldwide.

Total is the second major oil and gas producer to sponsor the center, following ExxonMobil in 2018. This new membership reflects the center’s growing focus on advancing carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) solutions for natural gas-based power generation.

“Total aspires to become a major player in CCUS technologies, which are vital to achieving carbon neutrality in the second half of the century,” said Samuel Lethier, Carbon Capture Research & Development Project Manager for Total in a press release. “We are delighted to be part of the National Carbon Capture Center as it provides the tools, expertise and infrastructure to test and evaluate next-generation carbon capture technologies.”

The National Carbon Capture Center serves as a research facility to advance technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-based power plants. 

“We are honored to welcome Total into our group of project sponsors, organizations that are committed to finding technology solutions for a low-carbon energy future,” said John Northington, National Carbon Capture Center Director in a press release. “Advancing cost-effective carbon capture technologies is critical in providing clean, safe, reliable, affordable energy. With Total’s participation, we look forward to deepening the effectiveness and value of our research," he concluded. 

Image Courtesy of National Carbon Center.