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August 5, 2014
FE's Christopher Smith spoke recently during the Africa Leaders’ Visit: Energy event in Houston.  During the three-day event organized by the U.S. Trade Development Agency, Smith met with African energy leaders to discuss U.S.-African collaboration on energy development and utilization in African countries.  
<i>Photo courtesy of the U. S. Trade Development Agency.</i>
FE Leaders Discuss African Energy Development

As part of this new engagement with Africa, the Department of Energy has been working with African leaders to pursue ways to sustainably develop African energy resources. In June, Secretary Ernest Moniz and the Office of Fossil Energy’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Christopher Smith attended a U.S.-Africa energy ministerial meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. That meeting set the stage for ongoing collaboration between DOE and African energy leaders.

July 30, 2014
The 15,000 square-foot sustainably designed National Sequestration Education Center, located at Richland Community College in Illinois, offers the nation’s first associate degree programs in carbon capture, utilization and storage.  The Center also provides community and regional outreach on CCS through its state-of-the-art interactive visitor’s center. The NSEC is part of a larger Department of Energy-sponsored Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage project. 
Photo courtesy of Richland Community College.
DOE-Sponsored Education Center Hosts International Meeting on CCS

The National Sequestration Education Center kicked off a global workshop on carbon capture and storage in Decatur, Illinois. The two-day “International Workshop on Public Education, Training and Community Outreach for Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage,” which is sponsored in part by the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory, will feature cutting edge tools and techniques for public education, training and outreach on CCS.

July 23, 2014
The DOE team joins their Norwegian counterparts on a a tour of the <a href= "http://www.tcmda.com/en/">CO2 Technology Centre Mongstad project</a> – the world’s largest facility for testing and improving CO2 capture. Located just north of Bergen, this project includes a facility to test two kinds of advanced CO2 capture technologies on two different sources of carbon dioxide in the same location.  The goal of the project is to reduce the cost, as well as the technical, environmental, and financial risks related to large-scale CO2 capture – critical hurdles to commercial deployment of CCS.
U.S.-Norway Conference Focuses on Advancing Carbon Capture and Storage

The U.S. and Norway have a strong relationship that goes back nearly 100 years. We’ve been partners in a number of critical areas – from defense to the development of safe and secure energy sources. And our relationship is particularly strong when it comes to fossil energy. That close collaboration was recently on display during the 10th annual U.S.-Norway Bilateral Meeting on Fossil Energy, held in Bergen, Norway. Hosted by Norway’s Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, the meeting focused on carbon capture and storage – the process of capturing and storing

July 8, 2014
DOE in Final Months of NPR-3, RMOTC Sale

DOE is in the final months of activities related to selling resources, equipment and facilities at the government’s only operating oilfield, Naval Petroleum Reserve-3, including the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center.

June 27, 2014
An aerial view of Air Products’ steam methane reforming facility at Port Arthur, Texas. | Photo courtesy of Air Products and Chemicals Inc.
Energy Department Sponsored Project Captures One Millionth Metric Ton of CO2

An Energy Department-funded project captured its millionth metric ton of carbon dioxide in Port Arthur, Texas.

June 13, 2014
A worker uses an induction furnace to pour hot metal into an evaporative pattern mold. | Photo courtesy of the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know About the National Energy Technology Laboratory

From developing new fossil energy technologies to partnering with coal plants to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the National Energy Technology Lab is conducting game changing research on the frontiers of scientific innovation.

June 5, 2014
Photo courtesy of the Drake Well Museum, Pennsylvania. Historical and Museum Commission
NETL, Pennsylvania Pen Data-Sharing Agreement to Address State’s Abandoned Wells

The Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection have entered into a new data-sharing agreement that promises to improve methods of locating abandoned oil and gas wells.

May 29, 2014
A tanker carries liquified natural gas (LNG) off the coast of Homer, Alaska. | Photo courtesy of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
A Proposed Change to the Energy Department's LNG Export Decision-Making Procedures

To reflect changing market dynamics, the Department of Energy is proposing a change in the way it reviews applications to export liquified natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries.

May 22, 2014
How the National Labs Help Us Understand the Inner Workings of Power Plants

Learn more about research at the National Energy Technology Lab that's helping us understand more about what happens inside power plants.

May 15, 2014
Friedmann Talks Climate, CCS at National Coal Council Meeting

The coal industry must move aggressively to adapt to the new realities brought about by climate change. That’s the message that Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal Dr. Julio Friedmann delivered in a keynote address at the 30th annual meeting of the National Coal Council May 14 in Washington, DC.