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September 15, 2014
NETL Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Study

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, PA for upward fracture growth out of the target zone and upward gas and fluid migration. Results indicate that under the conditions of this study, for this specific location, fracture growth ceased more than 5,000 feet below drinking water aquifers and there was no detectable upward migration of gas or fluids from the hydraulically-fractured Marcellus Shale.

September 10, 2014
Energy Department Authorizes Cameron LNG and Carib Energy to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department announced today that it has issued the final authorization to Cameron LNG, LLC (Cameron) and Carib Energy LLC (Carib) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.

September 9, 2014
Six University Coal Research Projects Selected to Boost Advanced Energy Production

The U.S. Department of Energy selected six new projects under the University Coal Research Program that seek long-term solutions for the clean and efficient use of our nation’s abundant coal resources. The selected projects support the Office of Fossil Energy’s Crosscutting Research Program’s initiatives in high-performance materials and sensors and controls technology.

August 6, 2014
Projects Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 13 projects to develop technologies and methodologies for geologic storage of carbon dioxide.

August 4, 2014
Grace Bochenek Named New Director of DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory

The Department of Energy announced today that Grace Bochenek has been named the director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.

July 21, 2014
Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

Today, construction began on an innovative $19.5 million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The 2 megawatt thermal system will be the first megawatt-scale carbon-capture pilot unit in the Commonwealth.

July 15, 2014
World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project Begins Construction

Department of Energy Supported Project Will Capture 1.4 Million Tons of CO2 Annually

June 26, 2014
Aerial view of Air Products’ existing steam methane reforming facility at Port Arthur, Texas, with new carbon-capture units and central co-gen and CO2 product compressor. | Photo courtesy of Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Energy Department Project Captures and Stores more than One Million Metric Tons of CO2

WASHINGTON – Following the one year mark since the release of the President’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) - in partnership with Air Products and Chemicals Inc. – today announced a major milestone, successfully capturing more than one million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) at the hydrogen-production facility in Port Arthur, Texas.

June 12, 2014
DOE Pens New Agreement with Southern Company to Test Advanced Carbon-Capture & Gasification Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy has signed a new 5-year cooperative agreement with Southern Company to evaluate advanced carbon-capture and gasification technologies at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) in Wilsonville, Ala.

June 3, 2014
DOE-Sponsored Project Shows Huge Potential for Carbon Storage in Wyoming

The Wyoming Rock Springs Uplift could potentially store 14 to 17 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, according to results from a Department of Energy-sponsored study. This is equal to 250 to 300 years’ worth of CO2 emissions produced by the Wyoming’s coal-fired power plants and other large regional anthropogenic CO2 sources at current emission levels.