Nearly everyone recognizes that prudent development of domestic oil and natural gas resources will continue to be an important part of U.S. energy strategy for decades to come. How important depends a lot on conducting operations responsibly, ensuring communities are safe and the environment protected as the nation maximizes use of this vital domestic energy resource.
As the United States transitions to cleaner, greener sources of power, the Energy Department is investing in technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from burning the fossil fuels that many areas of our country still rely upon. Recently, the National Energy Technology Laboratory partnered with Great River Energy to increase operating efficiencies and reduce the emission of pollutants at the company's Coal Creek Station in North Dakota using a new fuel enhancement system called DryFining™.
For the past decade, the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has managed a nationwide network of partnerships that team government, industry, academia, and nonprofit organizations to identify the best approaches for permanently storing CO2 in deep geologic formations.
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STEM Education: Preparing the Next Generation of Energy Scientists
As a result of February 22nd’s SWPA Science Bowl Competition, four finalist teams—Pittsburgh Allderdice,
Mt. Lebanon, Thomas Jefferson, and North Allegheny—will compete at NETL on March 5 to determine a regional winner. Four Middle School finalist teams, to be determined on March 1 at CCAC South Campus, will also compete at NETL. The regional winners from both levels will attend the National Science Bow; in Washington D.C. in April.