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November 20, 2020
DOE Announces Intent to Fund Projects to Optimize Safe, Secure, and Verifiable Carbon Storage
DOE Announces Intent to Fund Projects to Optimize Safe, Secure, and Verifiable Carbon Storage
October 28, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Coal FIRST Initiative Invests $80 Million in Net-Zero Carbon Electricity and Hydrogen Plants
The Coal FIRST Initiative supports the development of 21st century electricity and hydrogen energy plants that have net-zero carbon emissions.
October 21, 2020
Trump Administration Secures American Energy Jobs, Natural Gas Exports
U.S. LNG exports have more than quadrupled, putting the United States among the top three LNG exporters in the world.
October 14, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Issues a Request for Information for Enhanced Weathering Research Opportunities
U.S. Department of Energy Issues a Request for Information for Enhanced Weathering Research Opportunities
October 5, 2020
Department of Energy Issues Report on Benefits of U.S. Oil and Natural Gas: Providing Energy Security and Supporting Our Quality of Life
Fossil Energy Office announced the release of a new report - U.S. Oil and Natural Gas: Providing Energy Security and Supporting Our Quality of Life.
October 5, 2020
DOE Awards $1.95M for Conceptual Designs that Extract Critical Minerals and Rare Earth Elements from Coal Sources
FE selected 13 projects to receive $1.95M to develop conceptual designs of commercially viable technologies that will extract REEs from coal.
September 22, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $122 Million for Regional Initiative to Produce Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals
Department of Energy Announces $122 Million for Regional Initiative to Produce Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals
September 22, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $2M to Develop Hydrogen Technologies
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $2 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development.
September 21, 2020
RECS (Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration) 2020 is Now Accepting Applications
FE invites graduate students and early career professionals who are interested in CCUS to apply for the RECS 2020 program.
September 15, 2020
DOE Invests $34 Million to Develop Small-Scale Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Systems
DOE announced the selection of 12 projects to receive federal funding for the Office of Fossil Energy’s SOFC Program.
September 1, 2020
Department of Energy Invests $72 Million in Carbon Capture Technologies
DOE announces the award of approximately $72 million in federal funding to support the development and advancement of carbon capture technologies.
August 19, 2020
Department of Energy Issues Request for Information for Materials that Withstand Harsh Environments
DOE announced a RFI about advances in components, systems, and products that can withstand harsh environments and extended service lifetimes.
August 19, 2020
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the University of Kentucky, and Penn State University Receive $10M to Develop Coal-Derived Carbon Products
This research will investigate all aspects of coal-derived carbon fiber production.
August 11, 2020
Department of Energy Selects Additional Project to Enable Near-Zero Water Consumption of Power Plants
FE selected one additional project to receive $1.5M under the second closing of DE-FOA-0002001.000001.
July 30, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Invests $2 Million to Find Beneficial Uses for Coal Combustion Residuals
DOE selected two projects to receive approximately $2M in federal funding for cost-shared R&D projects under FOA 2190.
July 29, 2020
Trump Administration Releases Policy Extending LNG Export Term to 2050
President Trump announced the Department of Energy is issuing a final policy statement about liquefied natural gas exports.
July 23, 2020
DOE Issues a Request for Information about Hydrogen Technology Opportunities and Research Needs
Fossil Energy announced a request for information about hydrogen technology opportunities and research needs.
July 20, 2020
DOE Issues Request for Information on Workforce Development Needs Within the High-Performance Materials Supply Chain
DOE issues RFI to understand workforce development needs within the high-performance materials supply chain
July 17, 2020
DOE Invests $118 Million in 21st Century Technologies for Carbon-Neutral Electricity and Hydrogen Produced from Coal
Today the U.S. Department of Energy announced $118 million in federal funding to support the Coal FIRST Initiative.
June 22, 2020
Energy Department Selects 11 Projects to Receive $3.3M for High Performance Computing Research
DOE selects 11 projects to receive $3.3M through the HPC4EI initiative for high performance computing research.
June 16, 2020
DOE Invests $17 Million to Advance Carbon Utilization Projects
11 projects selected to receive approximately $17 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects for carbon utilization.
May 29, 2020
DOE to Provide $30 Million to Develop Small-Scale Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems and Hybrid Energy Systems
Department of Energy announces $30 million in funding for R&D to advance small-scale solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) hybrid energy systems.
May 27, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Invests $6M to Support Training of the Next Generation of Energy Scientists
FE selected 12 projects to receive approximately $6 million in federal funding for DE-FOA-0002193.
May 26, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Selects Technology Projects to Receive $10M for Extreme Environment Materials Research
FE selected two projects to receive approximately $10 million in federal funding for FOA 2192 Extreme Environment Materials for Power Generation.
May 18, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Issues Request for Information for Water Security Grand Challenge Thermoelectric Cooling Prize
DOE seeks public comment on the design of a prize competition aimed at lowering water use in thermoelectric power plants.