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April 28, 2011
Breakthrough Water Cleaning Technology Could Lessen Environmental Impacts from Shale Production

A novel water cleaning technology currently being tested in field demonstrations could help significantly reduce potential environmental impacts from producing natural gas from the Marcellus shale and other geologic formations, according to the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory

April 13, 2011
Water Treatment System Cleans Marcellus Shale Wastewater

A water treatment system that can turn wastewater into clean water has been shown to reduce potential environmental impacts associated with producing natural gas from shale formations in the Appalachian basin.

March 23, 2011
Licensing Agreement Moves Two NETL-Patented Carbon Capture Sorbents Closer to Commercialization

Two new patented sorbents used for carbon dioxide capture from coal-based power plants have moved closer to commercialization as a result of a licensing agreement between the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory and ADA Environmental Solutions.

March 16, 2011
Carbon Capture and Storage Initiative Aims to Bring Technologies to Market Faster

The Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has begun research under the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative, partnering with other national laboratories, universities, and industry to develop state-of-the-art computational modeling and simulation tools to accelerate commercialization of carbon capture and storage technologies.

March 14, 2011
NETL Recognized for Management Excellence

Management practices at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory have been recognized by one of the world’s leading professional organizations for chemical engineers.

March 14, 2011
DOE Seeks Commercial Storage for Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve

The Department of Energy, through its agent, DLA Energy, has issued a solicitation for new contracts to store two million barrels of ultra low sulfur distillate for the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve in New York Harbor and New England.

February 14, 2011
President Requests $520.7 Million for Fossil Energy Programs

President Obama’s FY 2012 budget seeks $520.7 million for the Office of Fossil Energy to support improved energy security and rapid development of climate-oriented technology.

February 10, 2011
DOE Completes Sale of Northeast Home Heating Oil Stocks

The U.S. Department of Energy today has awarded contracts to four companies who successfully bid for the purchase of 1,000,000 barrels of heating oil from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve storage sites in Groton and New Haven, CT.

February 8, 2011
DOE Program Offers Participants Unique Opportunity to Gain Carbon Capture and Storage Knowledge

Future leaders and innovators in the area of carbon capture and storage can gain a unique and intensive tutorial on the subject by participating in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration program.

February 7, 2011
DOE Leverages Fossil Energy Expertise to Develop and Explore Geothermal Energy Resources

Focusing on reducing the upfront costs of geothermal development as well as improve its effectiveness, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced plans to leverage oil and gas expertise to test the reliability and efficiency of geothermal power generation at oil and gas fields.