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April 19, 2012
Office of Fossil Energy Continues Long-Running Minority Educational Research Program

Editor’s Note: This article is cross-posted from the Office of Fossil Energy.

Four projects that will strengthen and promote U.S. energy security, scientific discovery and economic competitiveness while producing a diverse next generation of scientists and engineers have been selected as part of the Energy Department’s long-running minority educational research program.

February 9, 2012
Researchers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory have received national recognition for developing a new metal alloy that has dramatically improved coronary stents used in patients with heart problems. Coronary stents made from the award-winning platinum-chromium (PtCr) alloy are more flexible and conformable than traditional stents. The improved stents are manufactured by Boston Scientific. | Photo courtesy of Boston Scientific Corporation.
Fossil Energy Know-How Helps Heart Patients

Three scientists at the Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are set to receive the Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.

February 2, 2012
The Houston Medical Center Thermal Energy Corporation Control Room. | Photo Courtesy of the Texas Medical Center
Sec. Chu Travels to Houston

Secretary Chu traveled to Houston, Texas, today to meet with executives from various oil and gas companies, host a State of the Union Town Hall with students from Houston Community College, and tour the Texas Medical Center -- which recently completed a series of major energy efficiency upgrades.

November 7, 2011
This infographic highlights some of the ways businesses can save money at each step of the energy supply chain. Many companies can identify low-cost ways to reduce energy costs in electricity generation, electricity transmission, industrial processes, product delivery, and retail sales.
Building a More Efficient Industrial Supply Chain

This infographic highlights some of the ways businesses can save money at each step of the energy supply chain. Many companies can identify low-cost ways to reduce energy costs in electricity generation, electricity transmission, industrial processes, product delivery, and retail sales.

June 6, 2011
National Carbon Capture Center Launches Post-Combustion Test Center

Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Center begins testing new carbon capture and storage technologies in Alabama.

February 16, 2011
Celebrating Black History Month with DOE's Christopher Smith

Throughout the month of February, we've been introducing remarkable African Americans who are working to advance the President's clean energy agenda. This week we're highlighting Christopher Smith, the Department's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas in the Office of Fossil Energy. Below is a post he wrote that was featured on White House blog earlier this month.

October 1, 2010
Secretary Chu and John Berry (foreground) at the Department of Energy Feds Feed Families Event.
DOE Weighs in at 120,000 lbs!

Tom D'Agostino, Under Secretary for Nuclear Security, and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration, as well as the Energy Department of Energy's Co-Chair to Feds Feed Families, shares the results of the Federal food donation drive.

September 9, 2010
Sec. Chu speaks about carbon capture and sequestration. | Energy Department Photo
Carbon Capture and Storage Forum Round-Up

Yesterday, Secretary Chu joined Senator Jay Rockefeller at the University of Charleston in West Virginia for a forum on the future of coal and the case for carbon capture and storage. We were at the event, relaying some of the highlights live via Twitter so that people across the nation could follow along and weigh in on the discussion.