You are here

DOE's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) 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 Office of Clean Coal and Carbon Management is focused on the following research and development (R&D) activities:

  • Transforming Fossil Energy Systems for the Future
    • Drive technology solutions for a resilient 21st century grid
  • Managing Carbon with Confidence
    • Advance technologies to cost-effectively capture and securely store carbon across the economy
  • Reimaging Coal – Advanced Rare Earth Elements, Critical Minerals, and Coal Products Technologies
  • Creating Opportunities with Analysis and Engagement
    • Generate opportunities for advanced coal and carbon management technologies, using expert analysis and strategic engagement

These R&D activities will allow coal to remain a strategic resource 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.
Learn More
Crosscutting Research
FE’s Crosscutting Research program serves as a bridge between basic and applied research.
Learn More
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.
Learn More
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.
Learn More
Systems Analysis
The Office of Fossil Energy's Clean Coal and Carbon Management Program and the National Energy Technology Laboratory conduct systems analysis.
Learn More
DOE/FE International Engagements
DOE works with international partners to conduct research and development on advanced fossil and carbon capture and storage technologies.
Learn More

Learn More

Coal Facts
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides up-to-date data and analysis on coal production, use, and trends.
Learn More
FE Funding Opportunities
The Office of Fossil Energy partners with industry, academia, and research facilities to further the development of advanced fossil technologies.
Learn More
Fossil Energy Budget
DOE's Office of the Chief Financial Officer provides detailed information on the Department's annual budget across offices and programs.
Learn More

News

DOE Announces $8 Million for Projects to Develop Algae-Based CO2 Utilization
DOE Announces $8 Million for Projects to Develop Algae-Based CO2 Utilization
January 20, 2021
View Article
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $15 Million in Funding Opportunities for Direct Air Capture Technologies
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $15 Million in Funding Opportunities for Direct Air Capture Technologies
January 20, 2021
View Article
DOE Announces $4 Million for Projects to Optimize Safe, Secure, and Verifiable Carbon Storage
DOE Announces $4 M for Projects to Optimize Safe, Secure, and Verifiable Carbon Storage
December 22, 2020
View Article
U.S. Department of Energy to Invest $6.4 Million to Develop Hydrogen-Fueled Turbines
U.S. Department of Energy to Invest $6.4 Million to Develop Hydrogen-Fueled Turbines
December 15, 2020
View Article
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Funding Opportunities for University Research Programs
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Funding Opportunities for University Research Programs
December 14, 2020
View Article
DOE Invests $8.7 Million to Foster New Uses for Domestic Coal Resources
DOE Invests $8.7 Million to Foster New Uses for Domestic Coal Resources
December 10, 2020
View Article
Project Selections: DOE Invests $8.7 Million to Foster New Uses for Domestic Coal Resources
Project Selections: DOE Invests $8.7 Million to Foster New Uses for Domestic Coal Resources
December 10, 2020
View Article
Coal Plants of the Future
Coal Plants of the Future
November 25, 2020
View Article
U.S. Department of Energy Issues a Request for Information for Enhanced Weathering Research Opportunities
U.S. Department of Energy Issues a Request for Information for Enhanced Weathering Research Opportunities
October 14, 2020
View Article
DOE Awards $1.95M for Conceptual Designs that Extract Critical Minerals and Rare Earth Elements from Coal Sources
FE selected 13 projects to receive $1.95M to develop conceptual designs of commercially viable technologies that will extract REEs from coal.
October 5, 2020
View Article