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December 18, 2013
Uncovering Coal’s Secrets Through the University Coal Research Program

The challenges confronting the environmentally sound use of our country’s fossil energy resources are best addressed through collaborative research and development. That’s why this approach, which stretches federal dollars, is at the heart of the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Coal Research Program.

December 4, 2013
DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas Paula Gant visits GE O&G Customer Collaboration Center in Houston. 
(L to R - Chrissy Borskey, GE Distributed Power; Tracey Sledge, GE O&G; Paula Gant, DOE; Paul Doucette, GE O&G; Jeanette Patel, GE Canada; and Hannah Kaplan, GE Distributed Power.
Houston Visit Highlights People and Programs Helping the Office of Fossil Energy Fulfill Its Mission

When I joined the Office of Fossil Energy as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas this past September, three areas made an immediate impression: the office’s highly innovative research and development portfolio; the expertise of FE staff and their collaborative, constructive relationship with industry, state, international and academic research partners; and how the mission of FE in general, and ONG in particular, is essential to developing a secure, sustainable and clean energy future.

November 26, 2013
EDX - Share and Share Alike

At NETL, sharing energy technical knowledge and expertise just got a whole lot easier. The Laboratory’s Office of Research and Development has recently launched the Energy Data eXchange, or EDX, a knowledge-sharing network built to provide a single source for fossil energy-related datasets and the tools to use them.

November 20, 2013
USAF photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch.
Energy Department Assisting Launch of Low Greenhouse Gas–Emitting Jet Fuels

On behalf of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force, the Energy Department is seeking research projects that would lead to the commercial production of coal-derived jet fuel. Creating jet fuels from coal capitalizes on an abundant domestic energy resource and lessens our dependence on foreign oil for jet fuel production.

November 14, 2013
DOE’s recognition program for high-performance sustainable buildings acknowledges buildings like B39 and promotes adherence to the guiding principles in all new DOE construction, renovations, and building alterations. The Sustainability Performance Office strives to ensure that, per Executive Order 13514, at least 15 percent of DOE buildings meet the requirements of the guiding principles by 2015, improving building sustainability on a national scale.
Rewarding Green: NETL Recognized for Sustainable Buildings

A new awards program initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office has recognized a building at the National Energy Technology Laboratory as a high-performance sustainable building — a model of DOE’s five guiding principles for sustainable buildings: integrated design, optimized energy use, water conservation, enhanced indoor environmental quality, and reduced environmental impact of materials.

November 8, 2013
On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Secretary Moniz and international energy officials toured Kemper, the nation's largest carbon capture and storage facility, in Liberty, Mississippi.
Energy Secretary Moniz Visits Clean Coal Facility in Mississippi

A small Mississippi town is making history with the largest carbon capture and storage plant in the U.S.

October 29, 2013
Wellbore Cement: Research That Begins Where the Sidewalk Ends

As we meander down the sidewalk, how many of us give more than a passing thought to the cement underfoot? Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory think about deteriorating cement a lot, with an aim to preserving its character and protecting the environment. But they’re not looking at sidewalks. Their focus is wellbore cement, the cement encasing pipes that bring oil and gas up to the surface.

October 25, 2013
NETL Technologies Recognized for Technology Development, Transfer

This fall, a total of three technologies developed at the National Energy Technology Laboratory will be honored by two of the Federal Laboratory Consortium's six regional divisions.

October 24, 2013
DOE Preparing for Sale of Unique RMOTC Property and Equipment in Wyoming

The Department of Energy is currently preparing for the sale and maximizing the value of the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center property, with the plan of transferring the title to a new owner by the end of calendar year 2014.

October 18, 2013
Project Aids Development of Legacy Oilfield on Alaska’s North Slope

Building on a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Linc Energy is exploring the potential for accessing significant amounts of oil in the Umiat oilfield, a shallow, low-temperature, light-oil reservoir within Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve. In the process, they’re shedding light on how this and similar reservoirs could be successfully developed to increase supplies of domestic oil and natural gas.