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July 21, 2014
Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

Today, construction began on an innovative $19.5 million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The 2 megawatt thermal system will be the first megawatt-scale carbon-capture pilot unit in the Commonwealth.

July 15, 2014
World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction

Department of Energy Supported Project Will Capture 1.4 Million Tons of CO2 Annually

November 7, 2013
Energy Department Invests to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture, Support Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Pollution

18 Innovative Carbon Capture Projects Will Help Make Fossil Energy Use Cleaner, Safer and More Sustainable as Part of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan

August 15, 2013
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Receive Funds for Fossil Energy Research

Five fossil energy-related projects that will help maintain the nation’s energy portfolio while also providing educational and research training opportunities for tomorrow's scientists and engineers have been selected for funding by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

August 14, 2013
DOE Selects Ten Projects to Conduct Advanced Turbine Technology Research

Ten university projects to conduct advanced turbine technology research under the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Turbine Systems Research Program have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy for additional development. Developing gas turbines that run with greater cleanness and efficiency than current models is of great benefit both to the environment and the power industry, but development of such advanced turbine systems requires significant advances in high-temperature materials science, an understanding of combustion phenomena, and development of innovative cooling techniques to maintain integrity of turbine components.

May 10, 2013
Breakthrough Industrial Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Project Begins Full-Scale Operations

Captured Carbon from Industrial Plant to be Used for Enhanced Oil Recovery

April 10, 2013
President Requests $638.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2014 budget seeks $638.0 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. oil supplies.

March 12, 2013
Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2013 Now Accepting Applications

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

February 4, 2013
Carbon Capture and Storage FutureGen 2.0 Project Moves Forward Into Second Phase

Near-Zero Emissions Coal-Fueled Power Plant to Demonstrate Commercial Scale Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies

January 29, 2013
DOE-Supported Project Advances Clean Coal, Carbon Capture Technology

Researchers at The Ohio State University have successfully completed more than 200 hours of continuous operation of their patented Coal-Direct Chemical Looping technology - a one-step process to produce both electric power and high-purity carbon dioxide.