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August 31, 2012
Energy Department Announces Emergency Oil Loan In Response to Hurricane Isaac-Related Request

Energy Department has agreed to lend 1 million barrels of sweet crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve’s (SPR) Bayou Choctaw site in Louisiana.

August 23, 2012
Favorable Supplies, Costs, Environmental Profile for Natural Gas Revealed in New Department of Energy Study

The nation’s large resource base of natural gas can be used for cost-effective power generation, with environmental burdens coming primarily from fuel combustion, not resource extraction, according to a new Department of Energy study.

August 22, 2012
DOE-Sponsored Project Begins Demonstrating CCUS Technology in Alabama

Carbon dioxide injection has begun at the world’s first fully integrated coal power and geologic storage project in southwest Alabama, with the goals of assessing integration of the technologies involved and laying the foundation for future use of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery.

August 21, 2012
Novel Sorbent Achieves 90 Percent Carbon Capture in DOE-Sponsored Test

The successful bench-scale test of a novel carbon dioxide capturing sorbent promises to further advance the process as a possible technological option for reducing CO2 emissions from coal-fired power plants.

August 9, 2012
Second Phase of Innovative Technology Project to Capture CO2, Produce Biofuels Launched in Ohio

A novel method to capture carbon dioxide from flue gas and produce biofuels has been formally launched in the second phase of a Department of Energy project at a nursery in Ohio.

July 27, 2012
Seven Projects That Will Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Research Selected by DOE for Further Development

Seven projects that will help develop low-cost solid oxide fuel cell technology for environmentally responsible central power generation from the Nation’s abundant fossil energy resources have been selected for further research by the Department of Energy.

July 26, 2012
Energy Department Announces Awards to Projects Advancing Innovative Clean Coal Technology

As part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy, the Energy Department announced today the selection of eight projects to advance the development of transformational oxy-combustion technologies capable of high-efficiency, low-cost carbon dioxide capture from coal-fired power plants.

July 26, 2012
Energy Department Announces Awards to Projects Advancing Innovative Clean Coal Technology

Transformational Oxy-Combustion Technology Holds Promise for More Efficient and Cheaper Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage of Coal-Fired Plant Emissions

July 23, 2012
NETL-RUA Engineer Earns Presidential Award for R&D That Could Help Meet DOE Carbon Capture Goals

A Carnegie Mellon University professor who worked with the National Energy Technology Laboratory on research that could help meet carbon capture goals has earned a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

July 20, 2012
Vast Energy Resource in Residual Oil Zones, FE Study Says

Billions of barrels of oil that could increase domestic supply, help reduce imports, and increase U.S. energy security may be potentially recoverable from residual oil zones, according to initial findings from a study supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.