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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.

September 28, 2010
Department of Energy Formally Commits $1 Billion in Recovery Act Funding to FutureGen 2.0

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that the Department of Energy has signed final cooperative agreements with the FutureGen Industrial Alliance and Ameren Energy Resources that formally commit $1 billion in Recovery Act funding to build FutureGen 2.0.

September 14, 2010
Projects Selected to Advance Innovative Materials for Fossil Energy Power Systems

Four projects that will develop capabilities for designing sophisticated materials that can withstand the harsh environments of advanced fossil energy power systems have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy.

August 18, 2010
DOE Selects Projects to Advance Technologies for the Co-Production of Power and Hydrogen, Fuels or Chemicals from Coal-Biomass Feedstocks

Eight projects that will focus on gasification of coal/biomass to produce synthetic gas (syngas) have been selected for further development by the U.S. Department of Energy.

August 4, 2010
Seven Universities Selected To Conduct Advanced Turbine Technology Studies

Seven universities have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct advanced turbine technology studies under the Office of Fossil Energy's University Turbine Systems Research Program.

July 27, 2010
New Projects Set to Target Efficiency, Environmental Gains at Advanced Coal Gasification Facilities

Washington, D.C. -- Four projects that will demonstrate an innovative technology that could eventually enhance hydrogen fuel production, lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve efficiencies and lower consumer electricity costs from advanced coal gasification power systems have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

July 26, 2010
Successful Clean Coal Technology Licensed for Commercial Application

The U.S. Department of Energy has received the first installment from a repayment agreement for the Liquid Phase Methanol (LPMEOH™) Process.

July 23, 2010
DOE Launches Gasifipedia Website

The Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has launched a new public website called "Gasifipedia," a comprehensive online collection of resources to promote better understanding of gasification technology.

July 8, 2010
osgBullet enables engineers, designers, managers, or customers to try out numerous design changes in real time. Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory
NETL Technologies Garner R&D 100 Awards

Two technologies developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have won R&D 100 Awards for 2010.

May 20, 2010
Four Minority Universities Selected for Fossil Energy Research Grants

Innovative fossil energy research projects will be investigated by students and faculty from four winning institutions in the Department of Energy's annual competition for fossil energy research ideas from the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions.