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 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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DOE Seeks Information on Improving Efficiency, Reliability, and Flexibility of Existing Coal-Based Power Plants
FE has issued a Request for Information for input on improving the efficiency, reliability, and flexibility of existing coal-based power plants.
May 23, 2018
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DOE Releases Report of the Mission Innovation CCUS Experts’ Workshop
DOE and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory released a report of the Mission Innovation CCUS Experts’ Workshop held in September 2017 in Houston, TX.
May 23, 2018
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DOE Announces $13M to Develop Innovative Methods for Making Products from Carbon Dioxide or Coal
The Department of Energy has announced $13 million in cost-shared R&D to develop innovative methods for making marketable products from CO2 and coal.
May 21, 2018
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Carbon Capture and the Low-Carbon Economy
Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette on how carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) can help foster a global clean energy economy.
May 21, 2018
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Small-Scale Modular Coal-Fired Plants of the Future
DOE is working to advance research and development on small-scale, modular coal-based power plants for the future.
May 17, 2018
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Department of Energy Seeks Information on Small-Scale Modular Coal-Based Power Plants of the Future
The Department of Energy issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the development of small-scale, modular coal-based power plants of the future.
May 8, 2018
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Energy Department Selects Advanced Turbine Technology Projects to Receive $7M
The Department of Energy has selected 14 advanced turbine technology projects to receive $7M in federal funding.
April 26, 2018
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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
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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 10, 2018
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