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October 18, 2016
DOE, Natural Resources Canada Announce Pilot Plant to Advance Oxy-Combustion Carbon Capture

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Canada’s Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) today announced the opening of a new 1 Megawatt Thermal (MWth) facility to test an advanced process to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants. The announcement was made during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the facility in Ottawa.

October 12, 2016
DOE-Funded Carbon Capture Technology Moves Forward to Large-Scale Testing

The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that a DOE-funded project on second-generation carbon dioxide (CO2) solvent technology will begin testing at the Technology Centre Mongstad (TCM) in western Norway.

September 19, 2016
DOE Announces More Than $10 Million for Advanced Combustion Systems Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to develop enabling technologies for advanced combustion systems, including oxy-combustion and chemical looping–based power systems. The total estimated federal investment in the eight projects exceeds $10 million. Funding amounts may vary as negotiations progress.

July 19, 2016
DOE to Invest $30 Million in Projects Developing Components for Advanced Turbine and Supercritical CO2-Based Power Cycles

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected six Phase II projects, to further develop innovative technologies for advanced gas turbine components and supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycles. The projects were selected from eleven projects that participated in Phase I that was recently completed by private sector companies.

June 24, 2016
DOE Announces $68.4 Million in Funding to Advance the Safe and Permanent Storage of CO2

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $68.4 million for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects that will help to secure the safe and permanent storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) during carbon capture and storage (CCS) operations. Funding is subject to the availability of appropriations.

June 23, 2016
DOE Awards $10 Million to Small Businesses for Fossil Energy Research and Technology Transfer

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 10 research projects to empower small businesses to develop technologies that allow for the nation to more wisely and efficiently use our vast fossil energy resources and sustain economic growth.

June 3, 2016
Energy Department Selects Projects to Demonstrate Feasibility of Producing Usable Water from CO2 Storage Sites

Today, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of two projects that will test emerging enhanced water recovery (EWR) technologies for their potential to produce useable water from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites. The two projects were competitively selected from the five Brine Extraction Storage Test (BEST) projects awarded in September 2015.

May 11, 2016
NETL Launches a University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research at Pennsylvania State University

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected Pennsylvania State University as the lead institution to establish the University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research. The Coalition will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from participating universities to address the fundamental research challenges that impede advancement of fossil energy-based technologies.

March 11, 2016
Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2016 Now Accepting Applications

Graduate students and early career professionals can gain hands-on field research experience in areas related to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) by participating in the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) program.

February 24, 2016
U.S. Takes the Helm of International Carbon Capture Test Network

Representatives from the U.S. and Norway announced today that the U.S. will lead the International Test Center Network (ITCN), a global consortium of facilities conducting research and development (R&D) on carbon capture technologies.