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January 25, 2013
Breakthrough Large-Scale Industrial Project Begins Carbon Capture and Utilization

A breakthrough carbon capture, utilization, and storage project in Texas has begun capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) and piping it to an oilfield for use in enhanced oil recovery.

January 17, 2013
New Agreement Makes Innovative NETL Simulator Training Available to Pierpont Students

Community and technical college students in West Virginia will learn about the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of clean energy plants utilizing unique simulator based training in a new agreement signed with the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

January 15, 2013
NETL's New Supercomputer Ranks Among the World's Top 100

One of the world’s fastest, most energy-efficient supercomputers - expected to help energy researchers discover new materials, optimize designs and better predict operational characteristics - is up and running at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, W.Va.

December 19, 2012
DOE's Carbon Utilization and Storage Atlas Estimates at Least 2,400 Billion Metric Tons of U.S. CO2 Storage Resource

The United States has at least 2,400 billion metric tons of possible carbon dioxide storage resource in saline formations, oil and gas reservoirs, and unmineable coal seams, according to a new U.S. Department of Energy publication.

December 10, 2012
DOE, Invensys Operations Management to Develop, Deploy Operator Training System for Supercritical Coal Power Plants

A new U.S. Department of Energy cooperative research and development agreement to develop, test, and deploy a dynamic simulator and operator training system could eventually help commercialize important carbon capture technologies at the nation’s power plants.

December 10, 2012
DOE's AVESTAR Center to Expand Research, Training Opportunities

A simulator that can provide future engineers with realistic, hands-on experience for operating advanced natural gas combined cycle power plants will soon be available at an innovative U.S. Department of Energy training center.

November 28, 2012
Research Projects Addressing Technical Challenges to Environmentally Acceptable Shale Gas Development Selected by DOE

Fifteen research projects aimed at addressing the technical challenges of producing natural gas from shales and tight sands, while simultaneously reducing environmental footprints and risks, have been selected to receive a total of $28 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.

November 20, 2012
DOE Approves Field Test for Promising Carbon Capture Technology

A promising post combustion membrane technology that can separate and capture 90 percent of the carbon dioxide from a pulverized coal plant has been successfully demonstrated and received Department of Energy approval to advance to a larger-scale field test.

November 19, 2012
Carbon Storage Partner Completes First Year of CO2 Injection Operations in Illinois

A project important to demonstrating the commercial viability of carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) technology has completed the first year of injecting carbon dioxide from an industrial plant at a large-scale test site in Illinois.

November 15, 2012
Ohio State Develops Game-Changing CO2 Capture Membranes in DOE-Funded Project

In a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy, researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a groundbreaking new hybrid membrane that combines the separation performance of inorganic membranes with the cost-effectiveness of polymer membranes.