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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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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NETL Releases Carbon Capture Simulation Toolset as Open Source Software
The Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative released the CCSI Toolset as open source software.
April 2, 2018
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NETL Study Highlights the Importance of Coal for Power Generation During “Bomb Cyclone” Power Demands
A new analysis indicates the importance of coal power generation to meet increased power demand during severe weather events.
March 27, 2018
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $32.5 Million to Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technologies
Projects will enable efficient, cost-effective electricity generation from abundant domestic coal and natural gas resources.
March 15, 2018
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DOE Selects Research Projects to Receive $2.8M for the Advancement of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology
The Office of Fossil Energy has selected two solid oxide fuel cell technology projects to advance to Phase II.
March 14, 2018
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces Funding to Develop Technologies that Advance Understanding of Subsurface State of Stress
The Office of Fossil Energy announced up to $10.4 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects.
March 7, 2018
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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $7M Funding Opportunity for Transformational Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture Technologies
The Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $7 million in federal funding for projects advancing carbon capture and separation systems.
March 6, 2018
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Department to Issue Upcoming FOA for High Performance Computing for Materials Program
DOE's High Performance Computing for Materials Program seeks qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects.
February 28, 2018
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NETL Uses High-Tech Microscopy Tools to Tackle 21st-Century Energy Challenges
Researchers at NETL use an array of microscopy tools to advance key energy research, particularly research related to fossil energy.
February 26, 2018
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