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Techlines provide updates of specific interest to the fossil fuel community. Some Techlines may be issued by the Department of Energy Office of Public Affairs as agency news announcements.

Issued in 2013

April 30, 2013
Regional Partnership Documentary Wins "Best of Show" Aurora Award
A documentary co-produced by Prairie Public Broadcasting and the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership with support from DOE has received a 2012 Platinum Best of Show Aurora Award.

April 23, 2013
Interagency Collaboration to Address Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Drilling
An MOU to perform collaborative research related to airborne emissions and air quality at natural gas drilling sites has been signed by NETL and NIOSH.

April 18, 2013
Hydraulic Fracturing Data Collection Tools Improve Environmental Reporting, Monitoring, Protection
Two data collection tools specifically developed for hydraulic fracturing are available to help regulatory agencies monitor drilling and completion operations and enhance environmental protection.

April 16, 2013
DOE Accord Seeks Accelerated Development of Alaska's Vast Unconventional Energy Resources
Development of potentially vast and important unconventional energy resources in Alaska could be accelerated under a Memorandum of Understanding signed today by the state's Department of Natural Resources DNR and DOE.

April 10, 2013
President Requests $638.0 Million for Fossil Energy Programs
President Obama's FY 2014 budget seeks $638.0 million for FE to advance technologies related to the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels as well as manage the SPR.

April 09, 2013
Innovative Technology Improves Upgrading Process for Unconventional Oil Resources
An innovative oil-upgrading technology that can increase the economics of unconventional petroleum resources has been developed under a DOE-funded project.

March 12, 2013
Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration 2013 Now Accepting Applications
Graduate students and early career professionals can gain hands-on field research experience in areas related to CCS by participating in the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration program.

March 11, 2013
Data from Innovative Methane Hydrate Test on Alaska's North Slope Now Available on NETL Website
Data from an innovative test conducted last year that used CO2 and N2 injection to release natural gas from methane hydrates at a well on the Alaska North Slope is now available to researchers and the public.

March 06, 2013
Alaskan Ice Road Water Supplies Augmented by Snow Barriers
Researchers have demonstrated that the use of artificial barriers--snow fences--can significantly increase the amount of fresh water supplies in Arctic lakes at a fraction of the cost of bringing in water from nearby lakes.

March 05, 2013
NETL Earns Carnegie Science Awards for Advanced Materials, Corporate Innovation
NETL representatives will receive the Advanced Materials Award and the Corporate Innovation Award at the 17th Annual Carnegie Science Awards.

February 04, 2013
Carbon Capture and Storage FutureGen 2.0 Project Moves Forward Into Second Phase
The Energy Department today announced the beginning of Phase II of project development with a new cooperative agreement between the FutureGen Industrial Alliance and DOE for an innovative CCS project in Illinois.

January 31, 2013
Fossil Energy-Developed Fuel Cell Technology Being Adapted by Navy for Advanced Unmanned Undersea Vehicles
Solid oxide fuel cell technology being developed by the DOE for coal-based central power generation is being adapted by the U.S. Office of Naval Research for use in advanced unmanned undersea vehicles.

January 30, 2013
Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy to Depart Feb. 1
Charles McConnell, who has spearheaded DOE's efforts in the development of CCUS technologies for nearly two years, has announced he will resign as Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.

January 29, 2013
DOE-Supported Project Advances Clean Coal, Carbon Capture Technology
In a DOE-supported project, researchers at The Ohio State University have successfully completed more than 200 hours of continuous operation of their patented Coal-Direct Chemical Looping technology.

January 28, 2013
New Set of Computational Tools and Models Expected to Help Enable Rapid Development and Deployment of Carbon Capture Technologies
An eagerly anticipated suite of 21 computational tools and models to help enable rapid development and deployment of new carbon capture technologies is now available from the Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative.

January 25, 2013
Breakthrough Large-Scale Industrial Project Begins Carbon Capture and Utilization
A breakthrough carbon capture, utilization, and storage project in Texas has begun capturing carbon dioxide and piping it to an oilfield for use in enhanced oil recovery.

January 17, 2013
New Agreement Makes Innovative NETL Simulator Training Available to Pierpont Students
Community and technical college students in West Virginia will learn about operation of clean energy plants utilizing unique simulator based training in a new agreement signed with FE's NETL.

January 15, 2013
NETL's New Supercomputer Ranks Among the World's Top 100
One of the world's fastest, most energy-efficient supercomputers is up and running at the Office of Fossil Energy's NETL in Morgantown, W.Va.


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