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April 2, 2013
Coal Combustion Products

Coal combustion products (CCPs) are solid materials produced when coal is burned to generate electricity. Since coal provides the largest segment...

April 2, 2013
Coalbed Methane

Coalbed methane is natural gas found in coal deposits. It was once considered a nuisance and mine safety hazard, but today has become a valuable...

April 2, 2013
Deepwater Oil & Gas Resources

The United States has significant natural gas and oil reserves. But many of these resources are increasingly harder to locate and bring into...

April 2, 2013
Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program

The Office of Fossil Energy’s Clean Coal Technology Demonstration Program (1986-1993) laid the foundation for effective technologies now in use...

April 2, 2013
Carbon Capture and Storage

Through Office of Fossil Energy R&D the United States has become a world leader in carbon capture and storage science and technology.

April 2, 2013
A Legacy of Benefit

Over more than three decades, FE research and development has established a legacy of significant achievement and return of value and benefits for...

April 2, 2013
Return on Investment

Since its creation in 1977, the DOE's Office of Fossil Energy has established a legacy of achievement, return-of-value, and tangible benefits for...

April 2, 2013
Natural Gas from Shale

Office of Fossil Energy research helped refine cost-effective horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technologies, protective environmental...

April 2, 2013
Sustainable Coal Use

Coal is a vital energy resource, not only for the United States, but also for many developed and developing economies around the world. Finding...

April 2, 2013
Methane Hydrate R&D

Natural gas is an important energy resource for the United States, providing nearly one-quarter of total energy use. The Department of Energy’s...

April 2, 2013
Enhanced Oil Recovery

Thanks in part to innovations supported by the Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory over the past 30 years, the United...