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December 20, 2012
Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a groundbreaking new hybrid membrane that could efficiently separate carbon dioxide (CO2) from the gas that comes from burning coal at power plants. | Photo courtesy of Office of Fossil Energy.
Ohio State Develops Breakthrough Membranes for Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

The result of Ohio State’s research is a game-changing technology that could make it less expensive to apply carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology at coal-fired power plants.

November 20, 2012
Schlumberger technicians and rig crew lowering monitoring instrumentation into a well. | Photo credit to the Illinois State Geological Survey.
An Important Step Forward for CCUS

A milestone has been hit in the Decatur, Illinois, carbon sequestration project.

November 3, 2012
The Energy Department continues to work with its federal and state partners to restore critical energy infrastructure throughout the region affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Helping Local Officials Address Fuel Shortages

The Energy Department is working in conjunction with other federal agencies to help local agencies facilitate the delivery of additional gasoline, diesel and home heating oil to the region.

September 20, 2012
The new National Sequestration Education Center (NSEC) is a 15,000 square-foot sustainably designed center that will contain classrooms and training and laboratory facilities. | Photo courtesy of Richland Community College.
CO2 Capture and Storage Project, Education and Training Center Launched in Decatur, Illinois

One of the nation’s largest carbon capture and storage endeavors includes an education center for students and local residents.

August 31, 2012
Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside. If methane hydrate is either warmed or depressurized, it will release the trapped natural gas.
New Methane Hydrate Research: Investing in Our Energy Future

New research projects will help study methane hydrates and their implications for future resources, geohazards, and the environment.

May 1, 2012
Greater application of CO2-EOR could yield a significant boost to the U.S. economy, including increased economic activity, improved balance of trade, job creation, and reduced oil imports.
Adding “Utilization” to Carbon Capture and Storage

The Office of Fossil Energy is doing their part to advance the all-of-the-above energy strategy by continuing to work with industry to safely, responsibly and sustainably develop our nation’s fossil energy resources.

April 19, 2012
Office of Fossil Energy Continues Long-Running Minority Educational Research Program

Editor’s Note: This article is cross-posted from the Office of Fossil Energy.

Four projects that will strengthen and promote U.S. energy security, scientific discovery and economic competitiveness while producing a diverse next generation of scientists and engineers have been selected as part of the Energy Department’s long-running minority educational research program.

February 2, 2012
The Houston Medical Center Thermal Energy Corporation Control Room. | Photo Courtesy of the Texas Medical Center
Sec. Chu Travels to Houston

Secretary Chu traveled to Houston, Texas, today to meet with executives from various oil and gas companies, host a State of the Union Town Hall with students from Houston Community College, and tour the Texas Medical Center -- which recently completed a series of major energy efficiency upgrades.

November 7, 2011
This infographic highlights some of the ways businesses can save money at each step of the energy supply chain. Many companies can identify low-cost ways to reduce energy costs in electricity generation, electricity transmission, industrial processes, product delivery, and retail sales.
Building a More Efficient Industrial Supply Chain

This infographic highlights some of the ways businesses can save money at each step of the energy supply chain. Many companies can identify low-cost ways to reduce energy costs in electricity generation, electricity transmission, industrial processes, product delivery, and retail sales.

June 6, 2011
National Carbon Capture Center Launches Post-Combustion Test Center

Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Center begins testing new carbon capture and storage technologies in Alabama.