Midwest Regional Carbon Conversion/Utilization Procurement Grant Workshop

*To register for Virtual Participation, please click here*

As the U.S. economy moves toward clean energy and a lower carbon future, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking to partner with states, communities, and industries to support the procurement and development of carbon conversion products. These efforts have been enabled by provisions included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

As part of the BIL, supporting the Administration’s goal to achieve a carbon-free power sector by 2035 and putting the United States on a path to a net-zero economy by 2050, a new initiative was established within DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management through its Carbon Conversion/Utilization Program. The new initiative will establish a demonstration grant program to issue grants to eligible entities to procure commercial and industrial products derived from the conversion of anthropogenic carbon oxides and demonstrate a significant net reduction in life cycle greenhouse gas emissions compared to incumbent technologies, processes, and products.

DOE-FECM will establish a demonstration grant program within the Carbon Conversion/Utilization Program to support eligible applicants that procure those commercial and industrial products derived from anthropogenic carbon oxides. Therefore, the Carbon Conversion/Utilization Program, with the assistance of the United States Energy Association (USEA), will conduct a series of workshops (both virtual and in-person) with relevant stakeholders, e.g., product manufacturers, eligible entities, or their representative national organizations (e.g., United States Conference of Mayors, etc.) to solicit input and ideas on challenges and opportunities for a potential grant program.

To assist the Carbon Conversion/Utilization program, USEA cordially invites you to our upcoming regional workshops, the last of which will be held in the Twin Cities in Minnesota. 

Please feel free to forward this information to anyone in your network who may receive value from participating in such workshops, specifically stakeholders committed to producing carbon dioxide-derived products.

Please note, lunches will not be provided and that in-person events located in areas designated by the CDC as high-risk for Covid-19, the Department requires the wearing of protective masks.


Mark Ackiewicz

Director - Office of Carbon Management Technologies
U.S. DOE - Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management

Amishi Kumar Claros

Carbon Utilization Program Manager
U.S. DOE - Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management

Dr. Aaron Fuller

Carbon Capture & Utilization Engineer
U.S. DOE - Office of Fossil Energy & Carbon Management

Dr. Joseph Stoffa

Technology Manager
National Energy Technology Laboratory

Dr. Gregory A. Hackett

Research Engineer, Research and Innovation Center
Strategic Systems Analysis & Engineering directorate, NETL

Dr. Rajeev Assary

Group Leader - Molecular Materials Group
Argonne National Laboratory - Materials Science Division