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August 24, 2011
Large-Scale Industrial Carbon Capture, Storage Plant Begins Construction

Construction activities have begun at an Illinois ethanol plant that will demonstrate carbon capture and storage.

August 22, 2011
DOE Launches World-Class Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research Center

A new training center developed to teach personnel how to operate clean integrated gasification combined cycle power plants is now up and running with help from the U.S. Department of Energy.

August 18, 2011
DOE Awards Storage Contracts for Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced that new contracts have been awarded for commercial storage of 650,000 barrels of ultra low sulfur distillate for the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.

August 16, 2011
DOE Research Grant Leads to Gas Turbine Manufacturing Improvements

Research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy has led to a new licensing agreement that will improve the performance of state-of-the-art gas turbines, resulting in cleaner, more reliable and affordable energy.

August 15, 2011
Projects Aimed at Advancing State-of-the-Art Carbon Capture from Coal Power Plants Selected for Further Development

Four projects aimed at reducing the energy and cost penalties of advanced carbon capture systems applied to power plants have been selected for further development by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.

August 10, 2011
International Clean Coal, Carbon Capture Experts to Gather at 28th Annual Pittsburgh Coal Conference

The role of fossil fuels in a sustainable energy future will be one of the topics under discussion when experts from around the world meet at the 28th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Sept. 12-15, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

August 9, 2011
Innovative Sensors and Controls to Support Efficient Operation of State-of-the-Art Power Plants

The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy has selected three projects to develop novel sensing and control technologies aimed at the efficient operation of advanced, zero-emission power systems and the improvement of operations at existing fossil energy power plants.

August 2, 2011
Coronary stents made from a novel PtCr alloy are more flexible and conformable than traditional stents. The PtCr alloy was developed by a research team that included metallurgists from NETL. The improved
stents are manufactured by Boston  Scientific Corporation. Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific Corporation.
Coronary Stents Improved by Novel Alloy

Metallurgists at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have helped develop a new alloy that is increasing the safety of an important medical procedure by being used to manufacture more flexible and conformable coronary stents.

August 1, 2011
DOE Selects Projects Totaling $12.4 Million Aimed at Increasing Domestic Energy Production While Enhancing Environmental Protection

A total of 11 research projects that will help find ways to extract more energy from unconventional oil and gas resources while reducing environmental risks have been selected totaling $12.4 million by DOE's Office of Fossil Energy.

July 28, 2011
Four Minority Universities Selected for Fossil Energy Research Grants

The Department of Energy has selected four universities to receive grants under the department’s annual competition for fossil energy research ideas from Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Other Minority Institutions.