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October 2, 2012
DOE AVESTAR Center Deploys 3-D Virtual Training System

The U.S. Department of Energy’s AVESTAR™ Center has taken a major step forward with the successful deployment and site acceptance testing of a new 3-D virtual immersive training system for integrated gasification combined cycle power plants with carbon capture.

September 25, 2012
DOE Simulator Training to Brazil's Petrobas Advances Goal of Deploying Clean Coal Technology at Home and Abroad

A recently-completed comprehensive Department of Energy training initiative using an innovative high-fidelity combined-cycle dynamic simulator has provided employees of a Brazilian multi-national company the opportunity to learn to operate and control the near-zero-emission power plants critical to a cleaner energy future.

September 19, 2012
Energy Department Announces Major Milestones for Decatur, Ill. Clean Coal Project

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Energy Department marked two important milestones in the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) project in Decatur, Illinois, a major clean coal project and the Department’s first large-scale industrial carbon capture and storage demonstration project. The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) marked the progress made on construction on the project’s storage facility, as well as the public opening of the National Sequestration Education Center.

September 18, 2012
First-Generation Risk Profiles Help Predict CO2 Storage Site Obstacles

In support of large-scale carbon capture, utilization and storage projects, a collaboration of five U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories has completed first-generation risk profiles that, for the first time, offer a means to predict the probability of complications that could arise from specific carbon dioxide storage sites.

September 10, 2012
New Tool Yields Custom Environmental Data for Lifecycle Analysis

A new, free online tool developed by a Department of Energy laboratory allows users to customize and analyze the environmental impact of various fuels before they are used to create power.

September 4, 2012
International Experts on Clean Coal, Carbon Capture Technologies to Meet at Pittsburgh Coal Conference

The role of fossil fuels in the global energy portfolio, reducing the environmental impacts of coal-based energy systems, and recent advances in clean coal technology are just some of the subjects that will be discussed at the 2012 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference to be held October 15-18 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

August 22, 2012
DOE-Sponsored Project Begins Demonstrating CCUS Technology in Alabama

Carbon dioxide injection has begun at the world’s first fully integrated coal power and geologic storage project in southwest Alabama, with the goals of assessing integration of the technologies involved and laying the foundation for future use of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery.

July 27, 2012
Seven Projects That Will Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Research Selected by DOE for Further Development

Seven projects that will help develop low-cost solid oxide fuel cell technology for environmentally responsible central power generation from the Nation’s abundant fossil energy resources have been selected for further research by the Department of Energy.

July 26, 2012
Energy Department Announces Awards to Projects Advancing Innovative Clean Coal Technology

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy, the Energy Department announced today the selection of eight projects to advance the development of transformational oxy-combustion technologies capable of high-efficiency, low-cost carbon dioxide capture from coal-fired power plants.

July 26, 2012
Energy Department Announces Awards to Projects Advancing Innovative Clean Coal Technology

Transformational Oxy-Combustion Technology Holds Promise for More Efficient and Cheaper Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage of Coal-Fired Plant Emissions