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March 6, 2018
DOE Laboratories Sign Memorandum of Understanding For Innovative Coal Research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory and National Energy Technology Laboratory join forces to pursue research on new ways to use coal.
March 1, 2018
Veteran Energy Research Leader Named Acting Director of NETL
Sean I. Plasynski, Ph.D., a 28-year veteran of federal fossil energy research, has been named acting director of the NETL.
February 28, 2018
Department to Issue Upcoming FOA for High Performance Computing for Materials Program
DOE's High Performance Computing for Materials Program seeks qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects.
February 22, 2018
Department of Energy Invests $17.6 Million in Technologies Capable of Reducing CO2 Capture Cost and Energy Penalties
Projects will address the cost and operational challenges associated with current CO2 capture technologies.
February 16, 2018
Energy Department Invests $44M in Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies Projects
The Office of Fossil Energy has selected seven projects to receive approximately $44 million in funding for cost-shared research & development.
February 15, 2018
Department of Energy to Invest $6.5 Million for Large-Scale Pilot Fossil Fuel Projects
Nine projects selected to receive $6.5 million for Phase I of the Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots funding opportunity.
February 9, 2018
NETL Director to Retire
Dr. Grace Bochenek, Director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, will retire effective February 28, 2018.
February 8, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $2.75 Million for Innovative Technology Development to Enhance Fossil Power Systems
The Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $2.75 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects.
February 8, 2018
Energy Department to Invest $1.6 Million to Support University Programs
DOE anticipates selecting up to four projects for this FOA, which focuses on two areas of interest (AOI).
February 1, 2018
NETL Rare Earth Recovery Projects Meeting and Exceeding Expectations
Four rare earth elements (REEs) recovery projects managed by FE's NETL have made significant progress in the development of a domestic supply of REEs.
January 11, 2018
FE Announces Funding for Two High Performance Computing for Materials Projects
The Office of Fossil Energy announced $450,000 in funding for two projects that fall under the High Performance Computing for Materials Program.
January 3, 2018
Department of Energy to Invest $30 Million to Boost Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Recovery
Projects will address critical gaps in our understanding of reservoir behavior, optimal well-completion strategies, and more.
December 20, 2017
Department of Energy Publishes Natural Gas Liquids Primer
This primer explains what NGLs are, how they are used, recent market developments, and the supporting infrastructure in the Appalachian region.
December 14, 2017
Steven Winberg Sworn in by Secretary Perry as DOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy
As Assistant Secretary, Mr. Winberg oversees FE's R&D program, encompassing coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as the Office of Petroleum Reserves.
December 13, 2017
FE Assistant Secretary “Optimistic” About Coal, Technology Advances at Washington Coal Club Event
ASFE Steven Winberg said today that because of the Trump Administration’s energy policies, “We have reason to be optimistic about coal.”
December 6, 2017
Assistant Secretary Steven Winberg Leads Policy Group During CSLF Meeting in UAE
ASFE Steven Winberg led the Policy Group meeting at the 7th Ministerial Meeting of the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
December 5, 2017
Departments of Energy & Commerce Co-chair Third Meeting of U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council
The binational private sector council has submitted and prioritized numerous consensus recommendations designed to increase trade.
December 1, 2017
ASFE Steven Winberg Speaks at U.S.–China Clean Coal Industry Forum
Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (ASFE) Steven Winberg spoke at the 2017 U.S.–China Clean Coal Industry Forum on November 30, 2017.
November 29, 2017
High Concentrations of Rare Earth Elements Found in American Coal Basins
Concentrated samples found in Illinois, Northern Appalachian, Central Appalachian, Rocky Mountain Coal Basins are greater than 300 parts per million.
November 27, 2017
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Issues Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Funding Opportunity Annou...
Energy Department issues Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
November 20, 2017
NRAP Software Developers Win Prestigious R&D 100 Award
R&D Magazine has selected the NRAP Toolset developed by Fossil Energy's NETL as one of the 100 most technologically significant products of 2017.
November 16, 2017
Department of Energy Announces up to $5.5 Million for Advanced Turbine Technology Projects
The Department of Energy announced up to $5.5 million in federal funding for research and development projects to advance turbine technology.
November 15, 2017
DOE to Invest $8.6 Million in Innovative Technologies to Enhance Fossil Energy Power System Efficiency
The Office of Fossil Energy has selected 12 projects to receive $8.6 million to develop technologies to enhance fossil energy power systems.
November 7, 2017
Two Projects to Receive $8 Million for Offshore Carbon Storage Resources and Technology Development in the Gulf of Mexico
The Office of Fossil Energy has selected two projects to receive $8 million for research for offshore carbon storage and technology development.
October 26, 2017
Energy Department Selects Two Projects to Ensure Safe Storage of Carbon in Geological Formations
The Department of Energy has selected two projects to receive federal funding for R&D for the safe storage of CO2 in geological formations.