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.
Solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology being developed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for coal-based central power generation is being adapted by the U.S. Office of Naval Research for use in advanced unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs).
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.
An eagerly anticipated suite of 21 computational tools and models to help enable rapid development and deployment of new carbon capture technologies is now available from the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative.
Community and technical college students in West Virginia will learn about the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of clean energy plants utilizing unique simulator based training in a new agreement signed with the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.
One of the world’s fastest, most energy-efficient supercomputers - expected to help energy researchers discover new materials, optimize designs and better predict operational characteristics - is up and running at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, W.Va.
The United States has at least 2,400 billion metric tons of possible carbon dioxide storage resource in saline formations, oil and gas reservoirs, and unmineable coal seams, according to a new U.S. Department of Energy publication.
A simulator that can provide future engineers with realistic, hands-on experience for operating advanced natural gas combined cycle power plants will soon be available at an innovative U.S. Department of Energy training center.
A new U.S. Department of Energy cooperative research and development agreement to develop, test, and deploy a dynamic simulator and operator training system could eventually help commercialize important carbon capture technologies at the nation’s power plants.