Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management

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DOE's Fossil Energy R&D advances transformative science and innovative technologies that enable the reliable, efficient, affordable, and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels. Fossil energy sources constitute over 80% of the country’s total energy use, and are important to the nation’s security, economic prosperity, and growth. The R&D is focused on developing and demonstrating advanced power generation and carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies for existing facilities and new fossil-fueled power plants by increasing overall system efficiencies and reducing capital costs. In the near-term, advanced technologies that increase the power generation efficiency for new plants and technologies to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from new and existing industrial and power-producing plants are being developed. In the longer term, the goal is to increase energy plant efficiencies and reduce both the energy and capital costs of CO2 capture and storage from new, advanced coal plants and existing plants. These activities will help allow coal to remain a strategic fuel for the nation while enhancing environmental protection.

 

Program Areas

Advanced Energy Systems
FE's Advanced Energy Systems program focuses on improving the efficiency of coal-based power systems.
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Crosscutting Research
FE’s Crosscutting Research program serves as a bridge between basic and applied research.
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Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Research
The Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage R&D Program advances safe, cost-effective, capture and permanent geologic storage and/or use of CO2.
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Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Major Demonstrations
​Our Major Demonstrations program works in partnership with industry to develop and demonstrate advanced CCUS technologies at commercial-scale.
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Systems Analysis
The Office of Fossil Energy's Clean Coal and Carbon Management Program and the National Energy Technology Laboratory conduct systems analysis.
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DOE/FE International Engagements
DOE works with international partners to conduct research and development on advanced fossil and carbon capture and storage technologies.
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Coal Facts
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides up-to-date data and analysis on coal production, use, and trends.
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FE Funding Opportunities
The Office of Fossil Energy partners with industry, academia, and research facilities to further the development of advanced fossil technologies.
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Fossil Energy Budget
DOE's Office of the Chief Financial Officer provides detailed information on the Department's annual budget across offices and programs.
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News

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 25, 2019
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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 14, 2019
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Secretary Perry Announces $24 Million in New Projects to Advance Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies
Projects to address scientific challenges and knowledge gaps associated with reducing the cost of carbon capture.
February 28, 2019
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NETL-Supported Scale-Up of Nickel Superalloy Component Manufacturing Processes for Advanced Ultrasupercritical Technology Moves Forward
The National Energy Technology Laboratory is set to scale up components of advanced ultrasupercritical power plant technologies.
February 13, 2019
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Department of Energy Announces $38 Million for Improving Existing Coal-Fired Power Plants
Projects aim to improve the overall performance, reliability, and flexibility of the nation’s existing coal-fired power plant fleet.
January 23, 2019
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DOE Issues Notice of Intent for Funding Opportunity for Front-End Engineering and Design Studies for Commercial-Scale Carbon Capture Systems
The Department of Energy issued a Notice of Intent for front-end engineering and design studies for commercial-scale carbon capture systems.
January 16, 2019
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DOE Announces $6 Million for University-Based Turbines Research and Development Projects
The Department of Energy announced $6 million for university-based R&D projects that address and resolve challenges related to fossil fuel turbines.
January 15, 2019
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DOE to Invest Up to $9.5 Million to Create New Market Opportunities for Coal
The Department of Energy announced up to $9.5 million for research and development that maximizes the coal value chain.
January 15, 2019
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We’re Thankful for NETL this Holiday Season
The Office of Fossil Energy is thankful for all of the great contributions from our lab the National Energy Technology Laboratory throughout the year.
December 21, 2018
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Fossil Fuels Power the Winter Season
During the colder winter months, homes need more heat and electricity. Fossil fuels play an important role in meeting increased energy demands.
December 19, 2018
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