Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management

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DOE's Fossil Energy R&D advances transformative science and innovative technologies that enable the reliable, efficient, affordable, and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels. Fossil energy sources constitute over 80% of the country’s total energy use, and are important to the nation’s security, economic prosperity, and growth. The R&D is focused on developing and demonstrating advanced power generation and carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies for existing facilities and new fossil-fueled power plants by increasing overall system efficiencies and reducing capital costs. In the near-term, advanced technologies that increase the power generation efficiency for new plants and technologies to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from new and existing industrial and power-producing plants are being developed. In the longer term, the goal is to increase energy plant efficiencies and reduce both the energy and capital costs of CO2 capture and storage from new, advanced coal plants and existing plants. These activities will help allow coal to remain a strategic fuel for the nation while enhancing environmental protection.

 

Program Areas

Advanced Energy Systems
FE's Advanced Energy Systems program focuses on improving the efficiency of coal-based power systems.
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Crosscutting Research
FE’s Crosscutting Research program serves as a bridge between basic and applied research.
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Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Research
The Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage R&D Program advances safe, cost-effective, capture and permanent geologic storage and/or use of CO2.
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Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Major Demonstrations
​Our Major Demonstrations program works in partnership with industry to develop and demonstrate advanced CCUS technologies at commercial-scale.
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Systems Analysis
The Office of Fossil Energy's Clean Coal and Carbon Management Program and the National Energy Technology Laboratory conduct systems analysis.
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DOE/FE International Engagements
DOE works with international partners to conduct research and development on advanced fossil and carbon capture and storage technologies.
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Coal Facts
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides up-to-date data and analysis on coal production, use, and trends.
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Funding Opportunity Announcements
The Office of Fossil Energy partners with industry, academia, and research facilities to further the development of advanced fossil technologies.
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Fossil Energy Budget
DOE's Office of the Chief Financial Officer provides detailed information on the Department's annual budget across offices and programs.
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News

Department of Energy to Invest $6.5 Million for Large-Scale Pilot Fossil Fuel Projects
Nine projects selected to receive $6.5 million for Phase I of the Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots funding opportunity.
February 15, 2018
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $2.75 Million for Innovative Technology Development to Enhance Fossil Power Systems
The Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $2.75 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects.
February 8, 2018
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Energy Department to Invest $1.6 Million to Support University Programs
DOE anticipates selecting up to four projects for this FOA, which focuses on two areas of interest (AOI).
February 8, 2018
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NETL Rare Earth Recovery Projects Meeting and Exceeding Expectations
Four rare earth elements (REEs) recovery projects managed by FE's NETL have made significant progress in the development of a domestic supply of REEs.
February 1, 2018
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FE Announces Funding for Two High Performance Computing for Materials Projects
The Office of Fossil Energy announced $450,000 in funding for two projects that fall under the High Performance Computing for Materials Program.
January 11, 2018
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Steven Winberg Sworn in by Secretary Perry as DOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy
As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Winberg oversees FE's R&D program, encompassing coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as the Office of Petroleum Reserves.
December 14, 2017
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FE Assistant Secretary “Optimistic” About Coal, Technology Advances at Washington Coal Club Event
ASFE Steven Winberg said today that because of the Trump Administration’s energy policies, “We have reason to be optimistic about coal.”
December 13, 2017
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Two DOE-Supported Projects Receive Awards for Carbon Capture Technologies
Petra Nova and the National Carbon Capture Center won awards for their outstanding efforts in clean coal technologies.
December 7, 2017
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Assistant Secretary Steven Winberg Leads Policy Group During CSLF Meeting in UAE
ASFE Steven Winberg led the Policy Group meeting at the 7th Ministerial Meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
December 6, 2017
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Departments of Energy & Commerce Co-chair Third Meeting of U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council
The binational private sector council has submitted and prioritized numerous consensus recommendations designed to increase trade.
December 5, 2017
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