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April 10, 2012
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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

August 22, 2011
DOE Launches World-Class Virtual Energy Simulation Training and Research Center

A new training center developed to teach personnel how to operate clean integrated gasification combined cycle power plants is now up and running with help from the U.S. Department of Energy.

August 16, 2011
DOE Research Grant Leads to Gas Turbine Manufacturing Improvements

Research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy has led to a new licensing agreement that will improve the performance of state-of-the-art gas turbines, resulting in cleaner, more reliable and affordable energy.

August 15, 2011
Projects Aimed at Advancing State-of-the-Art Carbon Capture from Coal Power Plants Selected for Further Development

Four projects aimed at reducing the energy and cost penalties of advanced carbon capture systems applied to power plants have been selected for further development by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy.