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April 13, 2015
Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2015 Now Accepting Applications

Graduate students and early career professionals can gain hands-on field research experience in areas related to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) by participating in the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) program.

April 9, 2015
Contracts Awarded to Repurchase Oil for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The U. S. Department of Energy announced the award of contracts for delivery of crude oil to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. BP Products North America, Inc., will deliver 2,197,500 barrels and Noble Americas will deliver 2,000,000 barrels to the Reserve’s Bryan Mound site in Freeport, Texas. Deliveries are expected to be completed by July 31, 2015.

March 17, 2015
NETL Collaborates with Partners to Produce Global Outlook on Natural Gas Hydrates

Researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) were part of an international team, including the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP), that contributed to a newly released report explaining the prospect of gas hydrates as a potential worldwide energy source that can contribute in the transition to the low-carbon energy systems of the future.

March 9, 2015
Fossil Energy Announces New DAS for Clean Coal and Carbon Management

The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy today announced the appointment of David Mohler as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management.

February 19, 2015
DOE-Sponsored Syngas Cleanup Demonstration Project Reaches Development Milestone

In a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), a demonstration-scale application of RTI International’s warm synthesis gas (syngas) cleanup process technology has achieved a key operational milestone at Tampa Electric Company’s coal gasification plant in Polk County, Fla.

February 4, 2015
Department of Energy, Shell Canada to Collaborate on CO2 Storage Project

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Shell Canada announced today they intend to collaborate in field tests to validate advanced monitoring, verification, and accounting (MVA) technologies for underground storage of carbon dioxide (CO2).

February 2, 2015
President Requests $842.1 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2016 budget seeks $842.1 million for the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels, implement ongoing federal responsibilities at the Naval Petroleum and Oil Shale Reserves, and manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, Northeast Gasoline Supply Reserve and Northeast Home Heating oil Reserve to provide strategic and economic security against disruptions in U.S. petroleum supplies.

January 30, 2015
Energy Department Sells Historic Teapot Dome Oilfield

Today, the Energy Department finalized the sale of the historic Teapot Dome Oilfield located 35 miles north of Casper, Wyoming to Stranded Oil Resources Corporation, a subsidiary of Allegheny Capital Corporation.

January 26, 2015
New Membrane Technology for Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Begins Pilot-Scale Test

A promising new technology sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for economically capturing 90 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from a coal-burning power plant has begun pilot-scale testing.

January 13, 2015
Novel Carbon Capture Solvent Begins Pilot-Scale Testing for Emissions Control

Pilot-scale testing of an advanced technology for economically capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas has begun at the National Carbon Capture Center (NCCC) in Wilsonville, Ala.