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June 2, 2009
DOE National Laboratory Releases Annual Accomplishments Report

The National Energy Technology Laboratory has released its annual accomplishments report, highlighting breakthroughs in research and technology development to address the nation's energy, economic, and environmental challenges.

April 22, 2009
New Oxygen-Production Technology Proving Successful

The Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has partnered with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. of Allentown, Penn. to develop the Ion Transport Membrane (ITM) Oxygen, a revolutionary new oxygen-production technology that requires less energy and offers lower capital costs than conventional technologies.

April 8, 2009
DOE Lauds Successful U.S.-U.K. Collaborative Effort

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced numerous accomplishments coming out of a multi-year collaboration in the area of advanced materials research between the United States and the United Kingdom.

March 25, 2009
DOE to Build Hydrogen Fuel Test Facility at West Virginia Airport

The Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory today announced plans to construct and operate a hydrogen fuel production plant and vehicle fueling station at the Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va.

March 24, 2009
Fuel Cell Stacks Still Going Strong After 5,000 Hours

Two fuel cell stacks developed by FuelCell Energy in partnership with Versa Power Systems achieved 5,000 hours of service in February, meeting a goal of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance.

March 19, 2009
Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Successfully Powers Truck Cab and Sleeper in DOE-Sponsored Test

In a test sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, a Delphi auxiliary power unit employing a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) successfully operated the electrical system and air conditioning of a Peterbilt Model 386 truck under conditions simulating idling conditions for 10 hours.

March 10, 2009
DOE-Supported Project Demonstrates Benefits of Constructed Wetlands to Treat Non-Traditional Water Sources

In a pilot-scale test supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Fossil Energy, Clemson University researchers have shown that manmade or "constructed" wetlands can be used to treat non-traditional water sources which could then be used in power plants or for other purposes.

February 13, 2009
NETL Inventions Earn 2009 Technology Transfer Awards

Two technologies developed by researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have earned 2009 Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer (FLC).

February 9, 2009
DOE Award Results in Several Patents, Potential Increased Coal Recovery

A $13 million cooperative effort with the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) over the past seven years has resulted in the successful demonstration of a novel technology that addresses a problem plaguing coal operators and environmentalists alike: separating fine coal particles from water and their ultimate use as a significant energy resource.

February 5, 2009
SECA Fuel Cell Program Moves Two Key Projects Into Next Phase

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected two projects for continuation within the Department's Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) Program research portfolio.