Gardner Celebrates DOE Funding 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, celebrated the announcement that the LH CO2MENT Colorado Project based in Florence will receive $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE-NETL). The funding will be used for the next phase of this project, which will evaluate the facility’s ability to capture up to two million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.

“The research projects funded by the Department of Energy help ensure the United States remains on the cutting edge of research and development and clean energy technology,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m excited to see this funding awarded to the LH CO2MENT Colorado Project, which will further advance energy emissions reduction research and technology in Colorado.”


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.