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November 14, 2012
Platinum/Chromium-Based Stents Approved for Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease

Washington, DC - A new stent that incorporates an innovative metal alloy developed by scientists at Boston Scientific Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has received European approval for use in the treatment of certain peripheral arterial diseases. Initially developed for use as a coronary stent, the new PROMUS ELEMENT™ PLUS BTK drug-eluting stent system is designed for treatment of critical limb ischemia, a severe obstruction of arteries within the extremities which reduces blood flow and can damage tissues.

November 9, 2012
Energy Department Provides Additional Emergency Fuel Loan to Department of Defense as Part of Hurricane Sandy and Nor’easter Recovery

As part of the government-wide response and recovery effort for Hurricane Sandy and the Nor’easter, the Energy Department is providing the Department of Defense with additional ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve in response to a request from the State of Connecticut.

November 8, 2012
International Carbon Storage Body Praises Department of Energy Projects

Three U.S. Department of Energy projects have been identified by an international carbon storage organization as an important advancement toward commercialization and large-scale deployment of carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies.

November 6, 2012
NETL Researchers Chosen as Science & Engineering Ambassadors

Four researchers at the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory have been chosen as Science & Engineering Ambassadors, with the goal of increasing public understanding and engagement with energy issues.

November 2, 2012
Energy Department to Loan Emergency Fuel to Department of Defense as Part of Hurricane Sandy Response

Release from Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to Provide Additional Source of Diesel for Emergency Response in New York/New Jersey Area

October 16, 2012
Clean Energy Technologies a Focus of Chemical Engineers' Annual Meeting

The role of clean energy technologies in building a strong economy and improving quality of life is just one of the wide-ranging topics that will be covered at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, to be held October 28 through November 2 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

October 4, 2012
FE Teams Earn Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards

Secretary of Energy Steven Chu today honored two Office of Fossil Energy groups - NETL's Coronary Stents Team and SPR's 2011 Drawdown Team - with Secretary of Energy Achievement Awards for exceptional performance in carrying out the Department’s mission.

October 2, 2012
DOE AVESTAR Center Deploys 3-D Virtual Training System

The U.S. Department of Energy’s AVESTAR™ Center has taken a major step forward with the successful deployment and site acceptance testing of a new 3-D virtual immersive training system for integrated gasification combined cycle power plants with carbon capture.

September 27, 2012
National Energy Technology Laboratory Captures Three Sustainability Awards

When the U.S. Department of Energy called on employees to meet sustainability goals by initiating environmental, energy, and economic improvements, the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory answered the call - and captured three Departmental Sustainability Awards for its efforts.

September 25, 2012
DOE Simulator Training to Brazil's Petrobas Advances Goal of Deploying Clean Coal Technology at Home and Abroad

A recently-completed comprehensive Department of Energy training initiative using an innovative high-fidelity combined-cycle dynamic simulator has provided employees of a Brazilian multi-national company the opportunity to learn to operate and control the near-zero-emission power plants critical to a cleaner energy future.