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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.

July 27, 2011
Fossil Energy R&D Returns Significant National Benefit in More Than Three Decades of Achievement

Research and development activities at DOE's Office of Fossil Energy have helped increase domestic energy supplies and security, lowered costs, improved efficiencies, and enhanced environmental protection over the past 30 years, according to newly released informational materials.

July 20, 2011
Nine Universities Begin Critical Turbine Systems Research

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of ten projects at nine universities under the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Turbine Systems Research Program.

July 19, 2011
Website Provides Data for Key Oil Play in North Dakota, Eastern Montana

A new web-based geographic information system designed to improve oil production in North Dakota and eastern Montana has been launched with support from the U.S. Department of Energy.

July 11, 2011
Department of Energy Update on Strategic Petroleum Reserve Sale

 

WASHINGTON, DC -Today the Department of Energy announced the completion of the bid process and successful contract award for the full 30.64 million barrels sold through its competitive sale process. A total of 28 contracts were awarded to 15 companies. The Department is currently coordinating with the successful contract awardees, the Maritime Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security to facilitate and streamline deliveries, including those for companies that have requested early delivery of the crude oil in July 2011.

July 6, 2011
Confirming CCS Security and Environmental Safety Aim of Newly Selected Field Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy’s portfolio of field projects aimed at confirming that long-term geologic carbon dioxide storage is safe and environmentally secure has been expanded by three projects selected to collectively receive $34.5 million over four years.