The U.S. Department of Energy has issued grants to three historically Black universities under its Support for Advanced Fossil Resource Utilization Research program. The program provides funds for research for students at minority-serving institutions that advances the safe and environmentally responsible use of fossil fuels.
Delaware State University in Dover received a $249,291 grant for research on the development of silica-based nano-engineered materials for carbon dioxide capture.
Clark Atlanta University received a $249,998 grant for the development of metal organic frameworks, a new class of ultra-high surface area materials that show great potential for selective absorbents for carbon dioxide.
Prairie View A&M University in Texas received a $249,996 grant for research on polyetheylenimine impregnated Titanate nanotubes for post-combustion capture for carbon dioxide.