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May 8, 2012
The platinum/chromium alloy used in new coronary stents manufactured by Boston Scientific Corporation was developed by a research team that included metallurgists from NETL.
Stent Technology Saves Lives, Creates Jobs

Washington, DC - When people think of benefits from energy research, they usually don’t envision saving lives. But thanks to an innovative alloy jointly developed by Boston Scientific Corporation (BSCI) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) metallurgists, that’s what is happening.

May 3, 2012
DOE-Sponsored Drilling Projects Demonstrate Significant CO2 Storage at Three Sites

Evaluation-related test drilling at geologic sites in three states that could store a combined 64 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions - an important component of carbon capture, utilization and storage technology development - has been completed in projects supported by the U.S. Department of Energy.

April 19, 2012
DOE Continues Long-Running Minority Educational Research Program

Washington, DC - 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 U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) long running minority educational research program.

April 10, 2012
A rendering of the Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne high pressure, dry-solids feed pump.
Opening New Avenues for High-Efficiency, Low-Emission Coal Gasification

Gasification. It’s a versatile technology that uses coal to produce power, chemicals, and fuels. Inherently low in air emissions, solid byproducts, and wastewater, commercial gasification plants have proven capable of exceeding the most stringent regulations for air- and solids-emissions.

January 17, 2012
Utility to Purchase Electricity from Innovative DOE-Supported Clean Coal Project

An innovative clean coal technology project in Texas will supply electricity to the largest municipally owned utility in the United States under a recently signed Power Purchase Agreement, the U.S. Department of Energy announced today.

November 17, 2011
CO2 Injection Begins in Illinois

The Midwest Geological Sequestration Consortium, one of seven regional partnerships created by the U.S. Department of Energy to advance carbon storage technologies nationwide, has begun injecting carbon dioxide for their large-scale CO2 injection test in Decatur, Illinois.

September 27, 2011
Innovative Texas Clean Coal Project Takes Major Step Forward as DOE Issues Record of Decision

The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a Record of Decision that - along with a signed cooperative agreement - will allow federal funding to be used to help build one of the world’s most advanced and environmentally clean coal-based power plants.

September 9, 2011
Secretary Chu Announces $14 Million for Six New Projects to Advance IGCC Technology

U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the selection of six projects aimed at developing technologies to lower the cost of producing electricity in integrated gasification combined cycle power plants using carbon capture, while maintaining the highest environmental standards.

August 25, 2011
Department of Energy Announces $41 Million Investment for Carbon Capture Development

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy announced today the selection of 16 projects aimed at developing advanced post-combustion technologies for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal–fired power plants.  The projects, valued at $41 million over three years, are focused on reducing the energy and cost penalties associated with applying currently available carbon capture technologies to existing and new power plants.  

August 24, 2011
Energy Department Applauds Nation’s First Large-Scale Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Facility

Energy Secretary Highlights Illinois’ Role in Leading Carbon Capture and Storage Efforts