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March 27, 2014
FE’s Advanced Combustion R&D Seeks Innovative Ways to Lower Cost of Capturing Carbon Emissions from Coal Fired Power Plants

You’ve probably heard about carbon capture and storage (CCS), a suite of technologies designed to capture and store carbon dioxide (CO2) from power plants and industrial sources.  Because CCS can be applied to existing and new coal-fired power plants to help them burn cleaner, it’s a big part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and his all-of-the-above energy strategy. 

March 19, 2014
During 2013, NETL research led to 15 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Fossil Energy's NETL Researchers Reap 15 New Patents in 2013

Just as the nation’s farmers sow, nurture, and ultimately harvest the results of their labor, scientists and engineers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory can take pride when their own processes or products are ripe for patents recognizing their efforts. During 2013, 15 tools, techniques, and technologies developed by NETL researchers were recognized for their exclusivity and uniqueness by receiving patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

March 14, 2014
Moving Forward on CCS

DAS for Clean Coal Julio Friedmann Discusses Importance of Technologies at International Forum.

March 6, 2014
FE’s Ultra-Deepwater Program focuses on spill prevention, safety and environmental stewardship

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.

January 30, 2014
Cleantech: Innovative Lab Partnership Reduces Emissions from Coal

Learn how the National Energy Technology Laboratory is working to reduce the emission of pollutants from existing coal-fired power plants.

January 7, 2014
Alert! Industry and Academia — The Energy Department Seeks Your Novel Ideas for Advanced Energy Systems

Do you care about power and our environment? Are you buzzing with innovative ideas? If so, the Energy Department wants to hear your new and creative concepts for improving the cost and performance of power or industrial systems that depend on fossil energy.

January 7, 2014
DOE has created a network of seven Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnerships (RCSPs) to help develop the technology, infrastructure, and regulations to implement large-scale CO2 storage (also called carbon sequestration) in different regions and geologic formations within the Nation.
Celebrating a Decade of Carbon Storage Research Through Partnership

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.

December 18, 2013
Uncovering Coal’s Secrets Through the University Coal Research Program

The challenges confronting the environmentally sound use of our country’s fossil energy resources are best addressed through collaborative research and development. That’s why this approach, which stretches federal dollars, is at the heart of the Office of Fossil Energy’s University Coal Research Program.

December 4, 2013
DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas Paula Gant visits GE O&G Customer Collaboration Center in Houston. 
(L to R - Chrissy Borskey, GE Distributed Power; Tracey Sledge, GE O&G; Paula Gant, DOE; Paul Doucette, GE O&G; Jeanette Patel, GE Canada; and Hannah Kaplan, GE Distributed Power.
Houston Visit Highlights People and Programs Helping the Office of Fossil Energy Fulfill Its Mission

When I joined the Office of Fossil Energy as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas this past September, three areas made an immediate impression: the office’s highly innovative research and development portfolio; the expertise of FE staff and their collaborative, constructive relationship with industry, state, international and academic research partners; and how the mission of FE in general, and ONG in particular, is essential to developing a secure, sustainable and clean energy future.

November 26, 2013
EDX - Share and Share Alike

At NETL, sharing energy technical knowledge and expertise just got a whole lot easier. The Laboratory’s Office of Research and Development has recently launched the Energy Data eXchange, or EDX, a knowledge-sharing network built to provide a single source for fossil energy-related datasets and the tools to use them.