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September 27, 2012
National Energy Technology Laboratory Captures Three Sustainability Awards

When the U.S. Department of Energy called on employees to meet sustainability goals by initiating environmental, energy, and economic improvements, the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory answered the call - and captured three Departmental Sustainability Awards for its efforts.

September 25, 2012
DOE Simulator Training to Brazil's Petrobas Advances Goal of Deploying Clean Coal Technology at Home and Abroad

A recently-completed comprehensive Department of Energy training initiative using an innovative high-fidelity combined-cycle dynamic simulator has provided employees of a Brazilian multi-national company the opportunity to learn to operate and control the near-zero-emission power plants critical to a cleaner energy future.

September 19, 2012
Energy Department Announces Major Milestones for Decatur, Ill. Clean Coal Project

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Energy Department marked two important milestones in the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) project in Decatur, Illinois, a major clean coal project and the Department’s first large-scale industrial carbon capture and storage demonstration project. The Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) marked the progress made on construction on the project’s storage facility, as well as the public opening of the National Sequestration Education Center.

September 18, 2012
First-Generation Risk Profiles Help Predict CO2 Storage Site Obstacles

In support of large-scale carbon capture, utilization and storage projects, a collaboration of five U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories has completed first-generation risk profiles that, for the first time, offer a means to predict the probability of complications that could arise from specific carbon dioxide storage sites.

September 10, 2012
New Tool Yields Custom Environmental Data for Lifecycle Analysis

A new, free online tool developed by a Department of Energy laboratory allows users to customize and analyze the environmental impact of various fuels before they are used to create power.

September 4, 2012
International Experts on Clean Coal, Carbon Capture Technologies to Meet at Pittsburgh Coal Conference

The role of fossil fuels in the global energy portfolio, reducing the environmental impacts of coal-based energy systems, and recent advances in clean coal technology are just some of the subjects that will be discussed at the 2012 International Pittsburgh Coal Conference to be held October 15-18 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.

August 31, 2012
Energy Department Advances Research on Methane Hydrates – the World’s Largest Untapped Fossil Energy Resource

Projects to research the nature and occurrence of deepwater and arctic gas hydrates and its potential for dramatically expanding U.S. energy supplies

August 31, 2012
Energy Department Advances Research on Methane Hydrates - the World's Largest Untapped Fossil Energy Resource

The Energy Department today announced the selection of 14 new research projects across 11 states that will be a part of an expanding portfolio of projects designed to increase our understanding of methane hydrates’ potential as a future energy supply.

August 31, 2012
Energy Department Announces Emergency Oil Loan In Response to Hurricane Isaac-Related Request

Energy Department has agreed to lend 1 million barrels of sweet crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve’s (SPR) Bayou Choctaw site in Louisiana.

August 23, 2012
Favorable Supplies, Costs, Environmental Profile for Natural Gas Revealed in New Department of Energy Study

The nation’s large resource base of natural gas can be used for cost-effective power generation, with environmental burdens coming primarily from fuel combustion, not resource extraction, according to a new Department of Energy study.