Gardner Applauds $13 Million Grant to Advance Carbon Capture Technology in Colorado

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, applauded the announcement that ION Clean Energy, Inc. in Boulder will receive a $13 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support the advancement of carbon capture technology. According to DOE, the project team will design, construct and operate an engineering-scale pilot system that will capture 10 metric tons of carbon dioxide per day.

“I’m grateful the Department of Energy continues to invest in energy emissions reduction research and technology in Colorado,” said Senator Gardner. “The cutting-edge research funded by the Department of Energy is instrumental in advancing our nation’s clean energy technology sector and has helped make the United States a world leader in science and technology. I will continue to advocate for innovative, economically viable policies to improve the environment.”


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.