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 Issues Request for Proposal for Conceptual Designs That Advance the Coal Plants of the Future
The Department of Energy issued a request for proposal for conceptual designs of the coal plant of the future.
December 7, 2018
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ASFE Winberg Attends Global CCUS Conference in Scotland
On November 29, ASFE Winberg attended a conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he participated on a panel and highlighted U.S. CCUS work.
November 29, 2018
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Department of Energy Announces New Solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Materials Program
The Department of Energy announced a second solicitation under the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Initiative.
November 14, 2018
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Energy Department Announces Intent to Fund Research that Advances the Coal Plants of the Future
The Office of Fossil Energy announced its intent to fund research that advances the coal plants of the future.
November 13, 2018
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Energy Department Seeks Information on Transformational Sensing for the Subsurface
The Office of Fossil Energy has issued a Request for Information on the development of transformational sensing capabilities for the subsurface.
November 5, 2018
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Energy Department Invests $18.7M to Develop Products from Carbon Dioxide or Coal
The Energy Department has selected 17 projects to receive approximately $18.7M to develop marketable products from carbon dioxide or coal.
October 31, 2018
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DOE Issues Notice of Intent for Funding Opportunity Announcement for University Turbine Systems Research
The Department of Energy has issued a Notice of Intent for R&D projects for U.S. universities to conduct early-stage combustion turbine research.
October 29, 2018
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Energy Department Invests $4M in Air Separation Research at National Labs
The Office of Fossil Energy is investing $4M for four national lab-led R&D projects to identify new concepts for producing oxygen via air separation.
October 26, 2018
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Department of Energy To Issue Upcoming Solicitation for High Performance Computing Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation Initiative will issue its first joint solicitation.
October 24, 2018
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Energy Department Announces Selections for First-Round Solicitation under the High Performance Computing for Materials Program
The U.S. Department of Energy announces $2.7M in funding for nine projects that fall under the High Performance Computing for Materials Program.
September 26, 2018
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