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November 16, 2009
Refractories removed from adjacent positions in a slagging gasifier. The NETL refractory (right) has approximately 50 percent more material remaining after the test.
Improved Lining Material for Gasifiers Could Lead to Wider Commercialization of Clean and Efficient Energy Technology

Washington, DC - A new improved-performance refractory lining material developed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has been successfully tested and could lead to greatly increased reliability and economics of gasification technology as a clean and efficient process.

November 6, 2009
DOE Signs Cooperative Agreement for New Hydrogen Power Plant

The U.S. Department of Energy has signed a cooperative agreement with Hydrogen Energy California LLC (HECA) to build and demonstrate a hydrogen-powered electric generating facility, complete with carbon capture and storage, in Kern County, Calif.

October 13, 2009
Secretary Chu Announces Up to $55 Million in Funding to Develop Advanced Carbon Capture Technology at Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants

Funding Opportunity Announcement Solicits Proposals for Bench- through Pilot-Scale Projects

October 2, 2009
DOE Scientist Earns Chairman's Award from Propulsion and Power Systems Alliance

A researcher at the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has been presented with the Chairman's Award by the Propulsion and Power Systems Alliance.

August 25, 2009
DOE Selects Projects to Develop Sensors and Controls for Next-Generation Power Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected seven projects to develop sensors and controls to support the full-scale implementation and operation of highly efficient power generation technologies with near-zero emissions.

August 19, 2009
Major General Allen Tackett of the National Guard's 130th Airlift Wing dispenses the first fill-up of hydrogen fuel from the Yeager facility.
Hydrogen Production and Dispensing Facility Opens at W. Va. Airport

A hydrogen production and dispensing station constructed and operated with support from the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory was officially opened Monday at the Yeager Airport in Charleston, W.Va.

August 6, 2009
American Institute of Chemical Engineers Honors DOE Researcher

For his efforts in modeling and simulating fluid-particle flows, a researcher at the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory has been selected to receive the American Institute of Chemical Engineers' (AIChE) Fluidized Processing Recognition Award.

July 16, 2009
DOE Taps Universities for Turbine Technology Science

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of three projects under the Office of Fossil Energy's University Turbine Systems Research Program.

July 14, 2009
Department of Energy Takes Another Step Forward on FutureGen Project in Mattoon, Illinois

The Department of Energy today issued a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Record of Decision to move forward toward the first commercial scale, fully integrated, carbon capture and sequestration project in the country.

July 13, 2009
DOE, RTI to Design and Build Gas Cleanup System for IGCC Power Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy announces a collaborative project with Research Triangle Institute (RTI) International to design, build, and test a warm gas cleanup system to remove multiple contaminants from coal-derived syngas.