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November 15, 2012
Ohio State Develops Game-Changing CO2 Capture Membranes in DOE-Funded Project

In a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a groundbreaking new hybrid membrane that combines the separation performance of inorganic membranes with the cost-effectiveness of polymer membranes.

November 14, 2012
Platinum/Chromium-Based Stents Approved for Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease

Washington, DC - A new stent that incorporates an innovative metal alloy developed by scientists at Boston Scientific Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has received European approval for use in the treatment of certain peripheral arterial diseases. Initially developed for use as a coronary stent, the new PROMUS ELEMENT™ PLUS BTK drug-eluting stent system is designed for treatment of critical limb ischemia, a severe obstruction of arteries within the extremities which reduces blood flow and can damage tissues.

October 4, 2012
FE Teams Earn Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today honored two Office of Fossil Energy groups - NETL's Coronary Stents Team and SPR's 2011 Drawdown Team - with Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards for exceptional performance in carrying out the Department’s mission.

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.