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January 7, 2016
Carbon capture is an important part of the Energy Department's Fossil Energy research and development efforts, but it can be hard to understand. This infographic breaks it down for you. | Infographic by <a href="/node/1332956">Carly Wilkins</a>, Energy Department.
INFOGRAPHIC: Carbon Capture 101

Carbon capture is an important part of the Energy Department's Fossil Energy research and development efforts, but how does it work? This infographic breaks it down for you.

January 6, 2016
2015 Presidential Rank Awards
FE’s Corbin Among DOE Leaders Selected to Receive Prestigious Award

Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced that Fossil Energy's (FE) Bob Corbin, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Petroleum Reserves, is one of 11 leaders from the Department of Energy (DOE) selected to receive a 2015 Presidential Rank Award.

January 4, 2016
Specialty Metals Exhibit at the Albany Regional Museum in Albany, OR.
Metals at Albany: Past, Present, and Future

Reactive metals, rare metals, specialty metals – all these terms refer to a set of elements that include titanium, hafnium, niobium, and zirconium. The processing of these metals has a very close link with the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Albany, OR. And the work done at NETL’s Albany facility (formerly a Bureau of Mines lab) to help develop a process for using zirconium in naval submarines is featured in a new exhibit at the Albany Regional Museum.

November 20, 2015
Innovation that Improves Safety, Efficiency of Energy Plant Operations Nets R&D 100 Award for NETL, WVU and Schneider Electric Researchers

A new, innovative software product developed by a team of experts from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), West Virginia University (WVU), and Schneider Electric has been recognized with a coveted R&D 100 Award.

November 10, 2015
DOE-Funded Research Yields U.S. Patent for Use of CO2 in Concrete Curing

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to Solidia Technologies Inc. (Piscataway, NJ) for a process that uses carbon dioxide (CO2) rather than water to cure pre-cast concrete. Development of the process was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

November 4, 2015
Secretary Moniz Announces New CO2 Storage Network at Multinational Carbon Sequestration Forum

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced the formation of an international initiative to facilitate collaborative testing of advanced carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies at real-world, saline storage sites.

November 2, 2015
6th Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum Ministers’ Meeting Underway in Saudi Arabia

The event, which is being co-chaired by the United States and Saudi Arabia, kicked off with various policy and technical meetings with representatives from more than 20 countries. It will culminate on Wednesday with a day-long conference of energy ministers, including Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

October 23, 2015
NETL Technology for Safer, Cleaner Corrosion-Protecting Metal Coatings Licensed by Pittsburgh Start-Up

The Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University to create a revolutionary, cost-effective technology to reduce the impact of corrosion, which costs the US economy an estimated $276 billion per year. This partnership resulted in the creation of a new spin-off company that signed a licensing agreement with NETL this past June.

October 21, 2015
Game-Changing Process Mitigates CO2 Emissions Using Renewable Energy

Gold nanoparticles are at the heart of a new process conceived and developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into usable chemicals and fuels—a breakthrough that could lead to an effective industrial scale way to reduce CO2 emissions for a positive impact on the world’s environment. The innovation was recently detailed by NETL in the American Chemical Society (ACS) publication ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

October 20, 2015
Researchers from Virginia Tech are injecting CO2 into coal seams in three locations in Buchanan County, Va., as part of an NETL-sponsored CO2 storage research project associated with enhanced gas recovery.
Underground CO2 Storage, Natural Gas Recovery Targeted by Virginia Tech/NETL Research

Researchers from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) have teamed with the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) on a multi-part project to investigate the feasibility of injecting captured carbon dioxide (CO2) into organic-rich rocks, deep underground, to permanently store the greenhouse gas while simultaneously recovering natural gas.