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August 2, 2011
Coronary stents made from a novel PtCr alloy are more flexible and conformable than traditional stents. The PtCr alloy was developed by a research team that included metallurgists from NETL. The improved
stents are manufactured by Boston  Scientific Corporation. Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific Corporation.
Coronary Stents Improved by Novel Alloy

Metallurgists at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have helped develop a new alloy that is increasing the safety of an important medical procedure by being used to manufacture more flexible and conformable coronary stents.

July 28, 2011
Four Minority Universities Selected for Fossil Energy Research Grants

The Department of Energy has selected four universities to receive grants under the department’s annual competition for fossil energy research ideas from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions.

July 27, 2011
Fossil Energy R&D Returns Significant National Benefit in More Than Three Decades of Achievement

Research and development activities at DOE's Office of Fossil Energy have helped increase domestic energy supplies and security, lowered costs, improved efficiencies, and enhanced environmental protection over the past 30 years, according to newly released informational materials.

July 20, 2011
Nine Universities Begin Critical Turbine Systems Research

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of ten projects at nine universities under the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Turbine Systems Research Program.

July 6, 2011
DOE Receives First Repayment from Successful DryFining™ Clean Coal Power Initiative Project

The success of a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Coal Power Initiative project has led to a repayment of $580,000 to U.S. taxpayers, with much more - potentially exceeding $13 million - possible in the future.

July 5, 2011
Eight Advanced Coal Projects Chosen for Further Development by DOE's University Coal Research Program

DOE has selected eight new projects to further advanced coal research under the University Coal Research Program. The selected projects will improve coal conversion and use and will help propel technologies for future advanced coal power systems.

January 4, 2011
DOE-Supported Coal Cleaning Technology Succeeds in Commercial Demonstration

A novel technology that could help release some of the currently unusable energy in an estimated 2 billion tons of U.S. coal waste has been successfully demonstrated by a Department of Energy supported project.

December 16, 2010
Prestigious Coal-Fired Project of the Year Award Goes to Plant Demonstrating Innovative DOE-Funded Technology

An innovative project demonstrating DryFining™ technology, a more cost-effective way to control coal-based power plant emissions while improving fuel quality, has been named the 2010 Coal-Fired Project of the Year by the editors of Power Engineering magazine.

November 15, 2010
NETL's High-Speed Imaging System Successfully Applied in Medicine, Broad Spectrum of Industry

A groundbreaking Department of Energy-developed imaging system originally designed to help create cleaner fossil energy processes is finding successful applications in a wide range of medical, chemical processing, energy, and other industries.

November 9, 2010
World Gasification Database Now Available from DOE

A database just released by the U.S. Department of Energy documents the worldwide growth of gasification, the expected technology of choice for future coal-based plants that produce power, fuels, and/or chemicals with near-zero emissions.