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September 15, 2016
DOE Announces $3.8 Million Investment in New Methane Gas Hydrate Research

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of six multi-year research projects to receive $3.8 million in funding that will enhance the understanding of methane hydrate system behaviors when subjected to natural, environmental, or induced production-related changes, helping to determine both the production viability of a vast source of natural gas and to assess the role of gas hydrate in the larger global climate cycle.

September 8, 2016
DOE Announces $13 Million to Quantify and Mitigate Methane Emissions from Natural Gas Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced a total of $13 million to be awarded to twelve multi-year research projects intended to develop cost efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure.

September 7, 2016
DOE Announces Release of Long-Term Strategic Review of Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The Department of Energy announced today the release of the Long-Term Strategic Review of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR). The congressionally-mandated study provides an overview of the SPR and addresses key challenges that will impact the Reserve’s ability to carry out its energy security mission.

August 25, 2016
DOE Seeks Projects to Advance Carbon Dioxide Utilization from Coal-Fired Power Plants

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced approximately $6.7 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects that will develop technologies that utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants to produce useful products.

August 24, 2016
Energy Department Invests $28 Million to Advance Cleaner Fossil Fuel–Based Power Generation

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the selection of 14 research and development projects to advance energy systems that will enable cost-competitive, fossil fuel–based power generation with near-zero emissions. The new projects, which span 11 states, will accelerate the scale-up of coal-based advanced combustion power systems, advance coal gasification processes, and improve the cost, reliability, and endurance of solid oxide fuel cells. The total award value of the projects exceeds $36 million, which includes a federal investment of more than $28 million and recipient cost-sharing of $8.4 million.

August 22, 2016
Energy Department Invests $3 Million to Train Future Energy Scientists

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it will invest a total of $3 million in nine projects selected under its University Training and Research (UTR) program, which awards research-based educational grants to U.S. universities and colleges in areas that promote Office of Fossil Energy goals.

July 27, 2016
DOE Investing $11.5 Million to Advance Geologic Carbon Storage and Geothermal Exploration

The The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of eight new research and development projects to receive a total of $11.5 million in federal funding under DOE’s Subsurface Technology and Engineering Research, Development, and Demonstration Crosscut initiative.

July 19, 2016
DOE to Invest $30 Million in Projects Developing Components for Advanced Turbine and Supercritical CO2-Based Power Cycles

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected six Phase II projects, to further develop innovative technologies for advanced gas turbine components and supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycles. The projects were selected from eleven projects that participated in Phase I that was recently completed by private sector companies.

June 24, 2016
DOE Announces $68.4 Million in Funding to Advance the Safe and Permanent Storage of CO2

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced $68.4 million for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects that will help to secure the safe and permanent storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) during carbon capture and storage (CCS) operations. Funding is subject to the availability of appropriations.

June 23, 2016
DOE Awards $10 Million to Small Businesses for Fossil Energy Research and Technology Transfer

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 10 research projects to empower small businesses to develop technologies that allow for the nation to more wisely and efficiently use our vast fossil energy resources and sustain economic growth.