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December 3, 2004
Fuels, Carbon Sequestration, Advanced Power Systems Form Centerpiece of DOE Research Selections
The Department of Energy’s commitment to fostering next-generation fuels, protecting the environment, and providing affordable and sustainable energy for the Nation was demonstrated with the recent selection of 18 projects under a broad-based solicitation for coal research. 

November 5, 2004
New Projects Selected to Meet President’s Commitment to Clean Coal, Address National Energy Priorities
Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham has announced the selection of four projects from the second round of competition under President Bush’s 10-year, $2 billion Clean Coal Power Initiative.

November 5, 2004
DOE Selects Five NOx-Control Projects to Combat Acid Rain and Smog
Continuing efforts to cut acid rain and smog-producing nitrogen oxides (NOx) have prompted the U.S. Department of Energy to partner with industry experts to develop advanced NOx-control technologies.

November 5, 2004
DOE Announces Further Field Testing of Advanced Mercury Control Technologies
With an eye on future federal regulations aimed at reducing mercury emissions, the U.S. Department of Energy has selected six additional projects as part of a DOE research program to advance the technical readiness of mercury control options for the Nation’s fleet of coal-fired power plants.

November 5, 2004
Projects Selected to Study Coal Plant Particulate Matter, Human Health
The Department of Energy has selected three projects to help determine whether fine particulates emitted from coal-fired power plants affect human health, and which components of the particulates may be most problematic.

November 5, 2004
Advanced Research Awards to Reveal Mechanisms of Mercury Chemistry, Lead to Lower Mercury Emissions
The Department of Energy has announced four awards totaling $1.4 million for advanced research to aid the removal of mercury from existing fossil-fueled power plants.

November 5, 2004
Interactive Website Pinpoints Areas to Recover More Oil, Gas
A software program that projects how much oil or natural gas lies in a reservoir, and how much more can be recovered, has the potential to save millions of dollars while increasing our Nation’s oil and natural gas supplies. And it’s free.

August 16, 2004
Drilling Operators Receive Boost from New Database to Weigh Options Regarding Waste Management
The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed an innovative, interactive website to provide technically sound, unbiased information about drilling-waste management options.

March 23, 2004
DOE Researchers Contribute to First Ever Encyclopedia of Energy
A renowned publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services has called upon the U.S. Department of Energy to help produce the first encyclopedia ever to be published on the entire field of energy.

February 23, 2004
DOE Selects Eight Projects to Improve Energy Efficiency in Mining
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of eight new technology-development projects designed to reduce energy consumption, enhance economic competitiveness, and reduce the environmental impacts of the domestic mining industry.

February 20, 2004
New Projects to Investigate “Smart Drilling” Options
Two additional projects have been selected under a Department of Energy solicitation designed to advance performance when drilling for natural gas.

February 19, 2004
First Commercial Application of Advanced Natural Gas Turbine Announced
GE Energy has announced that the world’s first application of their next-generation 7H gas turbine technology will be an 800-megawatt class, combined-cycle project with Hydro-Quebec Production.


Contact: David Anna, DOE/NETL, 412-386-4646