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July 10, 2019
FE Announces Awards for the High Performance Computing for Materials Program
The Office of Fossil Energy announced $600,000 for two High Performance Computing for Materials projects.
July 9, 2019
Energy Department Invests $14.7M in Large-Scale Fossil Fuel Pilot Projects
FE selected six projects to receive approximately $14.7 million in funding for Phase II of FOA; Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots.
June 26, 2019
Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy Invests $44.5M in Advanced Technologies for Recovering Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas
Projects will help improve the recovery efficiency of emerging unconventional oil and natural gas reservoirs.
June 25, 2019
solar tower test facility at sandia national laboratory
Department of Energy Announces 2019 Technology Commercialization Fund Projects
Projects will strengthen partnerships between National Laboratories and private sector companies to deploy promising technologies to the marketplace.
June 20, 2019
DOE Announces $5.4M for University-Based Research and Development Project Selections
The Office of Fossil energy selected seven projects to receive $5.4M for university-based research to improve the efficiency of turbine systems.
June 10, 2019
Kingston Coal Plant Tennessee Valley Authority
Department of Energy Invests $39 Million to Improve Existing Coal-Fired Fleet
Projects will develop advanced technologies that improve the overall performance, reliability, and flexibility of America's coal fleet.
May 28, 2019
LNG Vessel in water in route
Department of Energy Authorizes Additional LNG Exports from Freeport LNG
Advances commitment to U.S. jobs, economic growth, clean energy.
May 22, 2019
Energy Department Announces $4M for University Training and Research Projects
The Office of Fossil Energy selected 10 coal technology projects at U.S. colleges and universities to receive funding.
May 13, 2019
Energy Department Announces $5M for Produced Water Treatment Technologies
The Department of Energy has announced up to $5 million for produced water treatment projects.
May 8, 2019
Energy Department, Exxon, and National Lab officials sign a partnership agreement
DOE National Labs Partner with ExxonMobil for $100 Million in Joint Research
Ten-year agreement between National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory, and ExxonMobil will bring lower-emissions tech
May 2, 2019
liquified natural gas exports
Department of Energy Authorizes LNG Exports from the Driftwood and Port Arthur LNG Projects
Driftwood and Port Arthur are authorized to export up to 3.88 and 1.91 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas as LNG, respectively.
April 30, 2019
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DOE, Israel’s Ministry of Energy, and Israel Innovation Authority Announce Call for Proposals for the U.S.-Israel Energy Center
Center will initially fund up to $16 million for research in the areas of energy-water nexus, fossil energy, energy storage, and cybersecurity.
April 16, 2019
strategic petroleum reserve, oil
Department of Energy Announces $39 Million for Oil and Natural Gas R&D Projects
Projects aim to improve oil and natural gas technologies.
April 16, 2019
Energy Department Announces Intent to Fund Gasification Research
Fossil Energy has issued a Notice of Intent for projects on next-generation coal gasification technologies.
April 12, 2019
Department of Energy Announces $100M in Investments in Coal FIRST
Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, and Transformative initiative aims to develop coal plants of the future.
April 10, 2019
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President Trump Signs Executive Orders Paving the Way for Energy Infrastructure Development
Executive Orders promote energy infrastructure, economic growth and cross border permitting.
April 10, 2019
Kingston power plant at the Tennessee Valley Authority
Department of Energy Announces $87 Million for Coal Research and Development Projects
R&D projects for coal-fueled power plants and technologies will fall under five separate funding opportunity announcements.
April 1, 2019
carbon capture technologies supported by the energy department
DOE Announces $20 Million for a Regional Initiative to Accelerate Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage
Projects will help identify and address regional storage and transport challenges currently facing the development of CCUS.
March 29, 2019
Energy Department Invests Additional $5 Million for Carbon Capture and Storage Projects
The Office of Fossil Energy invests an additional $5 million for carbon capture and storage projects.
March 25, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Issues Request for Information for Strategies to Improve Emission Reduction Technologies
The Office of Fossil Energy issued a Request for Information for strategies for improving or creating emission-reduction or utilization technologies.
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.