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March 22, 2019
Department of Energy Announces Contract Awards for Sale of Crude Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
The Department of Energy announced that is has awarded contracts for the recent Strategic Petroleum Reserve crude oil sale.
March 14, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for Front-End Engineering Design Studies for Carbon Capture Systems
Projects will support studies for CO2 systems on both coal and natural gas power plants.
March 6, 2019
DOE Announces $100 Million in Small Business Innovation and Technology Funding
Eligible small businesses that have previously received Phase I grants will be able to complete for Phase II grants with a duration of up to 2 years.
March 5, 2019
liquified natural gas exports
Department of Energy Authorizes LNG Exports from Venture Global Calcasieu Pass Project
Under the order, Venture Global Calcasieu Pass will be able to export up to 1.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of natural gas as LNG.
February 28, 2019
DOE Announces Notice of Sale of Crude Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
DOE plans to draw down and sell crude oil from three SPR sites—Bryan Mound and Big Hill in Texas, and West Hackberry in Louisiana.
February 28, 2019
Secretary Perry Announces $24 Million in New Projects to Advance Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies
Projects to address scientific challenges and knowledge gaps associated with reducing the cost of carbon capture.
February 14, 2019
Chevron Technology Ventures Awards Winners in FE-Supported Produced Water Challenge
Today, Chevron Technology Ventures, LLC announced three winners of the FE-supported Chevron Tech Challenge for Produced Water.
February 13, 2019
NETL-Supported Scale-Up of Nickel Superalloy Component Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Ultrasupercritical Technology Moves Forward
The National Energy Technology Laboratory is set to scale up components of advanced ultrasupercritical power plant technologies.
February 12, 2019
Deputy Secretary Brouillette Participates In German LNG Conference
Deputy Secretary Brouillette emphasized how America’s natural gas revolution has played an integral role in U.S. energy security.
January 23, 2019
The U.S. Department of Energy, As Part of an International Team, Has Successfully Drilled a Gas Hydrate Test Well on Alaska North Slope
DOE has taken a significant leap forward in investigating the resource potential of natural gas hydrates on the Alaska North Slope.
January 23, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $38 Million for Improving Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
Projects aim to improve the overall performance, reliability, and flexibility of the nation’s existing coal-fired power plant fleet.
January 16, 2019
DOE Issues Notice of Intent for Funding Opportunity for Front-End Engineering and Design Studies for Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture Systems
The Department of Energy issued a Notice of Intent for front-end engineering and design studies for commercial-scale carbon capture systems.
January 15, 2019
DOE Announces $6 Million for University-Based Turbines Research and Development Projects
The Department of Energy announced $6 million for university-based R&D projects that address and resolve challenges related to fossil fuel turbines.
January 15, 2019
DOE to Invest Up to $9.5 Million to Create New Market Opportunities for Coal
The Department of Energy announced up to $9.5 million for research and development that maximizes the coal value chain.
January 10, 2019
gas turbine test rig at national energy technology lab
Department of Energy Announces $88 Million for Oil and Natural Gas Recovery Research
Two new funding opportunity announcements to support projects that enhance technologies for oil and natural gas recovery.
January 7, 2019
Energy Department Announces Nearly $5 Million in Fossil Energy Research Funding for Universities
The Department of Energy has announced up to $4.8 million for university research and development projects.
January 3, 2019
Energy Department Announces Intent to Fund Subsurface Sensing Research
The Department of Energy announces intent to fund projects researching sensing capabilities for subsurface carbon dioxide storage.
December 19, 2018
Department of Energy Moves to Increase Certainty and Streamline LNG Exports
New policy action will simplify reporting requirements for U.S. LNG exporters.
December 18, 2018
DOE Issues Notice of Intent for Funding Opportunity to Improve Recovery of Rare Earth Elements and Critical Materials from Coal-Based Res...
DOE issued an NOI for a funding opportunity focused on recovering rare earths and critical materials from domestic coal resources.
December 18, 2018
Department of Energy Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Announcement
Approximately $37 million in new research and development grants available for small businesses.
December 11, 2018
Energy Department Issues Notice of Intent for Crosscutting Technologies for Coal-Fueled Power Plants
The Energy Department has issued a Notice of Intent for a Funding Opportunity Announcement for crosscutting research for coal power plants.
December 7, 2018
Energy Department Issues Request for Proposal for Conceptual Designs That Advance the Coal Plants of the Future
The Department of Energy issued a request for proposal for conceptual designs of the coal plant of the future.
December 4, 2018
Secretary Perry Announces Appalachian Ethane Storage Hub Report
Report highlights the benefits of an ethane storage hub located in the Appalachian Region.
December 4, 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy Is Part of an International Team Set to Drill Gas Hydrate Test Well on Alaska North Slope
In an international partnership, NETL will investigate the resource potential of natural gas hydrates on the Alaska North Slope.
November 14, 2018
Department of Energy Announces New Solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Materials Program
The Department of Energy announced a second solicitation under the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Initiative.