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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 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.

July 6, 2011
DOE Receives First Repayment from Successful DryFining™ Clean Coal Power Initiative Project

The success of a U.S. Department of Energy Clean Coal Power Initiative project has led to a repayment of $580,000 to U.S. taxpayers, with much more - potentially exceeding $13 million - possible in the future.

July 5, 2011
Eight Advanced Coal Projects Chosen for Further Development by DOE's University Coal Research Program

DOE has selected eight new projects to further advanced coal research under the University Coal Research Program. The selected projects will improve coal conversion and use and will help propel technologies for future advanced coal power systems.

June 30, 2011
Department of Energy Update on Strategic Petroleum Reserve Sale

On June 23, 2011, the International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that its 28 member countries would release 60 million barrels of crude oil and refined products into the global market.

June 28, 2011
Redesigned CCS Website Offers Wealth of Information on Worldwide Technology, Projects

A wealth of information about worldwide carbon capture and storage technologies and projects is available on the newly launched, updated and redesigned National Carbon Sequestration Database and Geographic Information System (NATCARB) website.

June 23, 2011
Department of Energy to Release Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the U.S. and its partners in the International Energy Agency have decided to release a total of 60 million barrels of oil onto the world market over the next 30 days to offset the disruption in the oil supply caused by unrest in the Middle East.

June 22, 2011
Three NETL-Developed Technologies Recognized by R&D Magazine as Among 100 Most Significant in Past Year

Three technologies developed by the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory have been recognized by R&D Magazine as among the 100 most technologically significant products to enter the marketplace in the past year.