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May 13, 2010
Seven Projects Aimed at Advancing Coal Research Selected for DOE's University Coal Research Program

Washington, DC -- Seven projects aimed at advancing coal research and development while providing research exposure to a new generation of scientists and engineers have been selected to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) University Coal Research (UCR) program.

March 11, 2010
Innovative Drying Technology Extracts More Energy from High Moisture Coal

An innovative coal-drying technology that will extract more energy from high moisture coal at less cost and simultaneously reduce potentially harmful emissions is ready for commercial use after successful testing at a Minnesota electric utility.

March 9, 2010
Secretary Chu Announces Up To $154 Million for NRG Energy's Carbon Capture and Storage Project in Texas

U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced today that a project with NRG Energy has been selected to receive up to $154 million, including funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

January 12, 2010
Milestone Project Demonstrates Innovative Mercury Emissions Reduction Technology

An innovative technology that could potentially help some coal-based power generation facilities comply with anticipated new mercury emissions standards was successfully demonstrated in a recently concluded milestone project at a Michigan power plant.

December 14, 2009
Director Leaving the National Energy Technology Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that Carl O. Bauer is retiring from federal service and leaving the National Energy Technology Laboratory effective February 28, 2010, following a distinguished four-year tenure as the laboratory's director, completing an impressive federal civilian and military career.

November 16, 2009
Refractories removed from adjacent positions in a slagging gasifier. The NETL refractory (right) has approximately 50 percent more material remaining after the test.
Improved Lining Material for Gasifiers Could Lead to Wider Commercialization of Clean and Efficient Energy Technology

Washington, DC - A new improved-performance refractory lining material developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has been successfully tested and could lead to greatly increased reliability and economics of gasification technology as a clean and efficient process.

November 6, 2009
DOE Signs Cooperative Agreement for New Hydrogen Power Plant

The U.S. Department of Energy has signed a cooperative agreement with Hydrogen Energy California LLC (HECA) to build and demonstrate a hydrogen-powered electric generating facility, complete with carbon capture and storage, in Kern County, Calif.

October 13, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Up to $55 Million in Funding to Develop Advanced Carbon Capture Technology at Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants

Funding Opportunity Announcement Solicits Proposals for Bench- through Pilot-Scale Projects

October 2, 2009
DOE Scientist Earns Chairman's Award from Propulsion and Power Systems Alliance

A researcher at the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has been presented with the Chairman's Award by the Propulsion and Power Systems Alliance.

August 25, 2009
DOE Selects Projects to Develop Sensors and Controls for Next-Generation Power Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected seven projects to develop sensors and controls to support the full-scale implementation and operation of highly efficient power generation technologies with near-zero emissions.