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July 9, 2012
DOE Advances Innovative CCS Polygeneration Plant Through NEPA Process

The U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission are working together to advance an innovative carbon capture and storage plant simultaneously through the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review and a complementary California Energy Quality Act process.

June 20, 2012
NETL-Developed Carbon Capture Technology Recognized with an R&D 100 Award

A novel carbon capture technology developed by researchers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and ADA Environmental Solutions has been recognized by R&D Magazine as among the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into commercial marketplace within the past year.

June 20, 2012
Research Projects to Address Technical Challenges Facing Small Oil and Natural Gas Producers Selected by DOE for Further Development

Nine new research projects aimed at extending the life of mature oil and natural gas fields, while simultaneously reducing the environmental footprint of production operations and minimizing environmental risks, have been selected to receive a total of $8.5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.

June 19, 2012
Novel Tool Allows Quicker, More Versatile Analysis of Energy Production Technologies

A new energy production technology analysis tool that could lead to cost-effective improvements for energy generation and lower costs for consumers is now available on the National Energy Technology Laboratory website.

June 8, 2012
NETL's netlognews and Carbon Sequestration Atlas win first-place awards from the National Association of Government Communicators.
NETL Publications Earn National Communications Awards

Two National Energy Technology Laboratory publications have received National Association of Government Communicators first-place awards for superior government communications.

June 7, 2012
New DOE Best Practices Manual Features Top Strategies for Carbon Storage Wells

Best practices for managing wells used to store carbon dioxide in geologic formations are the focus of a publication just released by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory.

June 6, 2012
Obama Administration Announces Clean Coal Research Awards for Universities Across the Country

Awards Latest Step by Administration to Leverage a Broad Range of Domestic Resources, Advancing Cheaper Technologies for Coal-Fired Energy Plants and Training the Next Generation of Clean Coal Scientists and Engineers

May 30, 2012
NETL Patented CO2-Removal Sorbents Promise Power and Cost Savings

Carbon dioxide removal sorbents developed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory could result in power and cost savings for users of some heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems under a recently signed license agreement.

May 23, 2012
Amanda Not Afraid (front) and another student in the DOE-sponsored algae internship program work on cultivating and characterizing oil-producing algae.
DOE-Supported Education and Training Programs Help Crow Tribe Promote Energy Independence and Education

Washington, DC -Two Department of Energy (DOE)-supported programs are helping the Crow Tribe in Montana produce energy with minimal environmental impact, educate future generations, and prepare its community for future jobs in energy fields.

At the heart of the Work Readiness Program and the Cultivation and Characterization of Oil Producing Algae Internship are 6-week intensive courses of study that teach real-world skills and provide opportunities for academic and industrial advancement in science, math, and energy.

May 21, 2012
DOE Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible Deepwater Drilling Technologies

Washington, DC - Thirteen projects aimed at reducing the risks while enhancing the environmental performance of drilling for natural gas and oil in ultra-deepwater settings have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for further development.

Negotiations for the new projects will lead to awards totaling $35.4 million, adding to the research portfolio of the Office of Fossil Energy’s Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program.