2008 News Releases
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December 23, 2008
Fossil Energy Research Grants Awarded to Four Minority Universities
Continuing its long-standing minority university research program, DOE has selected four institutions where students and faculty will investigate projects dealing with sensors and controls, computational energy sciences, and advanced materials for use in fossil fuel power systems.
December 19, 2008
NETLís Multiphase Flow Research Group Wins INCITE Award
The Multiphase Flow Research Group at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has won a 2009 Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) award from the U.S. Department of Energy for their proposal “Clean and Efficient Coal Gasifier Designs using Large-Scale Simulations.”
December 19, 2008
Clean Coal Power Initiative Project Ends in Success
The optimization software demonstration project, selected in 2003 under the initial round of DOE's Clean Coal Power Initiative, reduced emissions, increased efficiency, lowered costs, and improved reliability at an 1,800-megawatt coal-fired power plant.
December 17, 2008
Multi-Pollutant Control System for Small Coal-Based Power Plants Meets, Exceeds Goals
A DOE project has successfully demonstrated the cost-effective removal of multiple pollutants from the emissions of an older 100 MW coal-fired power plant at AES Greenidge's facilities in Dresden, New York.
December 01, 2008
Six Projects Selected in DOE's University Coal Research Program Competition
DOE has announced the selection of six projects under the University Coal Research Program, the Department's longest-running student-teacher research grant initiative.
November 17, 2008
DOE Announces Release of Second Carbon Sequestration Atlas
DOE has released its second Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada, which documents more than 3,500 billion metric tons of CO2 storage potential in oil and gas reservoirs, coal seams, and saline formations.
November 04, 2008
DOE Names New Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy
The U. S. Department of Energy has announced the selection of Dr. Victor K. Der as the new Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.
October 10, 2008
DOE Selects Projects To Advance Nanomanufacturing
DOE has announced the selection of 20 new projects aimed at improving production and manufacturing techniques for nanomaterials and nano-enabled products.
October 02, 2008
Environmentally Safe Control of Invasive Mussels Made Possible by DOE-Funded Project
In a project funded by DOE, researchers have developed an environmentally safe bacterial toxin to control zebra and quagga mussels, two non-native, invasive species that have found their way into the waterways of 25 states over the past two decades.
October 01, 2008
DOE Releases Methodology Used to Estimate Carbon Dioxide Storage Potential
DOE releases its Methodology for Development of Geologic Storage Estimates for Carbon Dioxide, a document that details the procedures used to produce the geologic resource estimates for carbon dioxide storage potential.
September 22, 2008
DOE Announces Solicitation for $8.0 Billion in Loan Guarantees
DOE today announced a solicitation for up to $8.0 billion in federal loan guarantees for innovative clean coal technologies.
September 17, 2008
Advanced Research Projects Selected to Support Development of Next-Generation Power Plants
The Department of Energy has selected four new advanced research projects aimed at developing technologies that will improve the efficiency, reliability, and environmental performance of coal-based power-generation systems.
September 11, 2008
DOE to Sponsor Upcoming Greenhouse Gas Technologies Event
The Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy announced today that the 9th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Technologies will be held November 16-20 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
September 03, 2008
Projects Selected to Address Challenges of Large-Scale Hydrogen Production from Coal and Coal-Biomass
The Department of Energy announced today the selection of six projects that will address challenges facing the large-scale production of hydrogen from coal and coal-biomass mixtures.
August 27, 2008
Underground Monitoring of Carbon Storage Site Begins in Mississippi
A DOE/NETL team of regional partners is using scientific instrumentation, installed nearly two miles beneath the surface of the earth, to track the movement of carbon dioxide being injected for oil recovery.
August 14, 2008
DOE Sequestration Atlas Captures Award for Publication Excellence
The U.S. Department of Energy's "Carbon Sequestration Atlas of the United States and Canada" has captured an APEX Grand Award recognizing publication excellence.
August 11, 2008
DOE Seeks Applications for Third Round of Clean Coal Power Initiative
DOE today issued the final Funding Opportunity Announcement FOA for Round 3 of the CCPI which seeks to accelerate the commercial deployment of advanced coal technologies to help supply the U.S. with clean, abundant, and affordable energy.
August 05, 2008
SECA Fuel Cell Proves Successful in Navy's Proof-of-Concept Testing
Two technologies developed under DOE's Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance (SECA) fuel cell program recently passed successful proof-of-concept tests by the U.S. Navy's Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division located in Newport, Rhode Island.
August 04, 2008
DOE Project Starts CO2 Sequestration in New Mexico Coalbed
The Department of Energy and its Southwest Regional Partnership recently began injecting carbon dioxide in a large coalbed while simultaneously recovering valuable natural gas.
July 31, 2008
DOE to Provide $36 Million to Advance Carbon Dioxide Capture
DOE today announced the selection of 15 projects aimed at furthering the development of novel and cost-effective technologies for the capture of carbon dioxide from the existing fleet of coal-fired power plants.
July 30, 2008
Universities Begin Critical Turbine Systems Research
The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of four projects under the Office of Fossil Energy's University Turbine Systems Research Program.
July 29, 2008
DOE Selects Projects to Conserve Freshwater at Coal-Fired Power Plants
DOE announced the selection of 10 projects aimed at developing advanced technologies and concepts to minimize freshwater withdrawal and consumption by coal-based power systems.
July 17, 2008
DOE Regional Partnerships Find New Use for Unmined Coal
The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium has begun injecting carbon dioxide in a groundbreaking field project in Illinois. The project represents a promising strategy for safely storing this greenhouse gas while increasing natural gas production.
July 10, 2008
NETL Innovations Capture Two R&D 100 Awards
Sorbents to reduce pollutants from coal-fired power plants and a software tool that can be used to design advanced power plants with reduced cost, time, and technical risk have earned R&D 100 Awards for the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory.
June 24, 2008
DOE Seeks to Invest Approximately $1.3 Billion to Commercialize CCS Technology
DOE issues a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to invest in multiple commercial-scale Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) or other clean coal power plants with cutting-edge carbon capture and storage (CCS) tech-nology under the Department's restructured FutureGen program.
June 19, 2008
NETL Releases Annual Accomplishments Report
NETL, the research arm of the Department of Energy's Fossil Energy program, has released its annual Accomplishments Report showcasing researching and technology successes during the past fiscal year.
June 09, 2008
Hawaii Joins DOE's Carbon Sequestration Regional Partnership Program
Hawaii is the newest member of the DOE Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership Program - the centerpiece of national efforts to validate and deploy carbon sequestration technologies.
June 05, 2008
IEA Finds U.S. CO2 Sequestration Program World's Most Ambitious
The International Energy Agency finds DOE's Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships and their large-scale CO2 tests as world's most ambitious and will significantly advance carbon capture and storage.
May 29, 2008
SECA Fuel Cell Program Selects Two Projects
The Department of Energy has selected two projects for the Department's Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance Program portfolio.
May 22, 2008
DOE Selects Projects to Advance Fuel Cell Technology
DOE has selected nine projects to join the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance Core Technology Program portfolio that will address specific challenges in scaling up and integrating solid oxide fuel cells into advanced central generation power plants.
May 19, 2008
DOE Launches 30th Annual University Coal Research Competition
The Department of Energy has released a funding opportunity announcement calling on U.S. colleges and universities to propose new projects to enhance the long-term use of coal.
May 15, 2008
NETL Aids Enhanced Oil Recovery Efforts with Release of Historic Archives
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has released two DVDs of historic research information that will aid companies in recovering oil left behind in older oil fields.
May 07, 2008
DOE Takes Next Steps with Restructured FutureGen Approach
DOE today released a draft Funding Opportunity Announcement to solicit public input on the demonstration of multiple commercial-scale clean coal power plants under the Department's restructured FutureGen approach.
May 06, 2008
DOE Awards $126.6 Million for Two More Large-Scale Carbon Sequestration Projects
DOE today announced awards of more than $126.6 million to the West Coast and Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships for the Department's fifth and sixth large-scale sequestration projects.
May 05, 2008
Technology Transfer Award To Be Presented to NETL Researchers
Two teams of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will receive national technology transfer awards this week for their role in commercializing new and innovative technologies.
April 10, 2008
Office of Fossil Energy Develops Educational Materials
Teaching students about fossil energy just got easier with the development of educational materials and classroom tools by DOE's Office of Fossil Energy.
April 03, 2008
DOE Technology Monitors CO2 Injection in Australian Gas Field
Australia has launched the first carbon sequestration project in the southern hemisphere with the help of technology developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy.
February 18, 2008
Carbon Sequestration Partner Initiates CO2 Injection into Michigan Basin
Tapping into a saline formation some 3,200 to 3,500 feet below the earth's surface, a DOE team of regional partners has initiated the injection of up to 10,000 metric tons of CO2 to assess the formation's ability to store the greenhouse gas.
January 30, 2008
DOE Announces Restructured FutureGen Approach to Demonstrate Carbon Capture and Storage Technology at Multiple Clean Coal Plants
Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman announced a restructured approach to its FutureGen project that aims to demonstrate cutting-edge carbon capture and storage technology at multiple commercial-scale IGCC clean coal power plants.
January 30, 2008
NETL Earns Emergency Management Award
An NETL project that establishes seamless cooperation between three NETL sites and emergency officials in surrounding counties has been recognized for excellence in environment, security, safety, and health by DOE's Office of Fossil Energy.
January 29, 2008
DOE Report: Alaska North Slope Has Plenty of Potential
The Office of Fossil Energy has issued a comprehensive new report Alaska North Slope Oil and Gas: A Promising Future or an Area in Decline? To answer this question, the report examines the potential for Arctic Alaska to remain a major contributor to the Nation's domestic energy supply under different development scenarios.
January 23, 2008
NETL Awarded Patents for Energy Innovations
Researchers at NETL received four patents in 2007 for technologies leading to cleaner, more efficient use of fossil fuels.
January 18, 2008
DOE Awards Local Researcher with 3 Million Hours on Premier Supercomputer
A scientist has been awarded 3 million hours of processor time to conduct advanced research on fossil fuel power plants on one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers.
January 17, 2008
Microhole Technology Initiative Produces One-of-a-Kind Expandable Wellbore Casing
Self-expanding casing developed with support from NETL's natural gas and oil program works in boreholes smaller than 4 1/2 inches in diameter.
January 16, 2008
Innovative Coal-Based Product Bumps Petroleum Out of Equation
A team headed by West Virginia University has developed and successfully demonstrated a synthetic binder pitch that uses hydrocarbons from coal to supplement or replace petroleum feedstocks.