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May 21, 2012
DOE Announces New Research to Advance Safe and Responsible Deepwater Drilling Technologies

Washington, DC - Thirteen projects aimed at reducing the risks while enhancing the environmental performance of drilling for natural gas and oil in ultra-deepwater settings have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for further development.

Negotiations for the new projects will lead to awards totaling $35.4 million, adding to the research portfolio of the Office of Fossil Energy’s Ultra-Deepwater and Unconventional Natural Gas and Other Petroleum Resources Program.

May 10, 2012
Natural Gas Compression Technology Improves Transport and Efficiencies, Lowers Operating Costs

An award-winning compressor design that decreases the energy required to compress and transport natural gas, lowers operating costs, improves efficiencies and reduces the environmental footprint of well site operations has been developed by a Massachusetts-based company with support from the U.S. Department of Energy

May 9, 2012
DOE-Sponsored IGCC Project Could Lead to Lower-Cost Carbon Capture Technologies

Washington, DC - Changes in operating conditions coupled with changes in commercially manufactured catalysts can produce both power generation increases and significant cost savings at Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plants, according to new research from a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-sponsored project.

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.

May 2, 2012
U.S. and Japan Complete Successful Field Trial of Methane Hydrate Production Technologies

Washington, DC - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today the completion of a successful, unprecedented test of technology in the North Slope of Alaska that was able to safely extract a steady flow of natural gas from methane hydrates - a vast, entirely untapped resource that holds enormous potential for U.S. economic and energy security.

May 2, 2012
U.S. and Japan Complete Successful Field Trial of Methane Hydrate Production Technologies

Methane Hydrates May Exceed the Energy Content of All Other Fossil Fuels Combined; Could Ensure Decades of Affordable Natural Gas and Cut America’s Foreign Oil Dependence

May 1, 2012
Energy Department Announces New Mapping Initiative to Advance North American Carbon Storage Efforts

New Atlas Shows Potential for 500 Years of Carbon Dioxide Storage

May 1, 2012
First-ever North American Carbon Storage Atlas
Energy Department Announces New Mapping Initiative to Advance North American Carbon Storage Efforts

Today, the Energy Department joined with partners from Canada and Mexico to release the first-ever atlas mapping the potential carbon dioxide storage capacity in North America.

April 25, 2012
Innovative DOE Technology Demonstrates Potential for Significant Increases in Safe and Responsible Production from Depleted U.S. Oil Fields

The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that an innovative technology has successfully improved oil recovery at a 106-year old Illinois field by more than 300 percent.