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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Funding Opportunity Announcements
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

Energy Department Invests $2.8M to Support Fossil Energy Research at Universities
The Department of Energy has selected seven projects to receive $2.8M at colleges and universities nationwide, including minority institutions.
July 13, 2018
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Energy Department Selects Additional Carbon Capture Projects to Receive $11.3M
FE has selected 5 additional projects to receive $11.3M for carbon capture research.
July 10, 2018
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Energy Department Invests $6.4M in Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture Projects
The Office of Fossil Energy has selected five pre-combustion carbon capture projects to receive approximately $6.4 million.
July 9, 2018
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FE Announces New Head of Clean Coal and Carbon Management
The Office of Fossil Energy announced Lou Hrkman as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal and Carbon Management.
July 9, 2018
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Department of Energy Invests $8.8 Million in Innovative Technologies to Enhance Fossil Energy Power Systems
New projects will focus on innovative R&D for sensors and controls, modeling and simulation, high-performance materials, water management, and more.
July 2, 2018
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Energy Department Invests $13.5M to Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology
DOE has selected 16 projects to receive approximately $13.5M for solid oxide fuel cell research and development.
June 29, 2018
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DOE Fossil Energy Seeks Field Work Proposals from National Labs for Air Separation Research for Modular Gasification Systems
NETL is seeking field work proposals focused on air separation research for modular gasification systems.
June 18, 2018
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FE Announces Extension for RFI on Small-Scale, Modular Coal Plants of the Future
FE has extended the submission deadline to July 9, 2018 for the Request for Information on small-scale, modular coal-based power plants of the future.
May 31, 2018
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The 2018 Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration Program Is Now Accepting Applications
Fossil Energy invites graduate students and early-career professionals to apply for the 2018 Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration program.
May 25, 2018
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Energy Department Selects Additional Carbon Storage Feasibility Projects to Receive Nearly $30M in Federal Funding
DOE has selected three projects to receive approximately $29.6M for cost-shared research and development to determine carbon storage feasibility.
May 24, 2018
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