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April 16, 2018
Winberg Delivers Keynote Remarks at National Coal Council Meeting
ASFE Winberg's NCC remarks stressed the importance of upgrading existing coal-fired power plants and developing technologies for future coal plants.
April 16, 2018
FE Announces New Head of Oil and Natural Gas Office
The Office of Fossil Energy announced today the appointment of Shawn Bennett as Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Oil and Natural Gas.
April 10, 2018
Energy Department Announces up to $9M for Projects that Advance Associated Geologic Storage
The Office of Fossil Energy announced up to $9M in federal funding for projects that advance associated geological storage.
April 2, 2018
NETL Releases Carbon Capture Simulation Toolset as Open Source Software
The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative released the CCSI Toolset as open source software.
March 27, 2018
NETL Study Highlights the Importance of Coal for Power Generation During “Bomb Cyclone” Power Demands
A new analysis indicates the importance of coal power generation to meet increased power demand during severe weather events.
March 15, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $32.5 Million to Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technologies
Projects will enable efficient, cost-effective electricity generation from abundant domestic coal and natural gas resources.
March 14, 2018
DOE Selects Research Projects to Receive $2.8M for the Advancement of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology
The Office of Fossil Energy has selected two solid oxide fuel cell technology projects to advance to Phase II.
March 8, 2018
DOE Announces Notice of Sale of Crude Oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
The Office of Fossil Energy announced today a notice of sale of up to 7 million of barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
March 7, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Funding to Develop Technologies that Advance Understanding of Subsurface State of Stress
The Office of Fossil Energy announced up to $10.4 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects.
March 6, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $7M Funding Opportunity for Transformational Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture Technologies
The Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $7 million in federal funding for projects advancing carbon capture and separation systems.
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.”