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September 9, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces $14 Million for Six New Projects to Advance IGCC Technology

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selection of six projects aimed at developing technologies to lower the cost of producing electricity in integrated gasification combined cycle power plants using carbon capture, while maintaining the highest environmental standards.

August 31, 2011
CO2 Injection in Kansas Oilfield Could Greatly Increase Production, Permanently Store Carbon Dioxide, DOE Study Says

The feasibility of using carbon dioxide injection for recovering between 250 million and 500 million additional barrels of oil from Kansas oilfields has been established in a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

August 26, 2011
DOE Seeks Commercial Storage to Complete Fill of Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve

The Department of Energy, through its agent DLA Energy, has issued a solicitation seeking commercial storage contracts for the remaining 350,000 barrels of ultra low sulfur distillate needed to complete the fill of the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve.

August 25, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the selection of 16 projects aimed at developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal–fired power plants.  The projects, valued at $41 million over three years, are focused on reducing the energy and cost penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture technologies to existing and new power plants.  

August 25, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the selection of 16 projects aimed at developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide from coal-fired power plants.

August 24, 2011
Energy Department Applauds Nation’s First Large-Scale Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Facility

Energy Secretary Highlights Illinois’ Role in Leading Carbon Capture and Storage Efforts

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.