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Gas Hydrates: Resource and Hazard

Description: This report discusses gas hydrates, which are potentially huge resource of natural gas for the United States. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated that there are about 85 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of technically recoverable gas hydrates in northern Alaska. The Minerals Management Service estimated a mean value of 21,000 TCF of in-place gas hydrates in the Gulf of Mexico. By comparison, total U.S. natural gas consumption is about 23 TCF annually. Gas hydrates are both a potential resource and a risk, representing a significant hazard to conventional oil and gas drilling and production operations, and to date gas hydrates have no confirmed commercial production.
Date: May 25, 2010
Creator: Folger, Peter
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nanotechnology and U.S. Competitiveness: Issues and Options

Description: This report provides an overview of nanotechnology, current and anticipated applications, indicators of U.S. scientific and technological strength, and issues and options Congress may opt to consider for the federal role, if any, in promoting the nation's competitive position in nanotechnology.
Date: May 15, 2008
Creator: Sargent, John F.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2009

Description: This report gives an overview of the U.S. research and development (R&D) enterprise and support for federal R&D activities, broken down by departments.
Date: March 17, 2009
Creator: Sargent, John F., Jr.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E): Background, Status, and Selected Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses the establishment of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) within the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the America COMPETES Act (P.L. 110-69), which was authorized by Congress in August 2007. Modeled on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), ARPA-E would support transformational energy technology research projects with the goal of enhancing the nation's economic and energy security.
Date: April 29, 2009
Creator: Stine, Deborah D.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2009

Description: Under President Bush's FY2009 budget request, five federal agencies would have received 92.8% of total federal R&D funding. This report provides an analysis of the R&D budget requests for these agencies, as well as for the Departments of Agriculture (USDA), Commerce (DOC), Homeland Security, Interior (DOI), and Transportation (DOT), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In total these departments and agencies accounted for more than 98% of current and requested federal R&D funding.
Date: March 17, 2009
Creator: Sargent, John F., Jr.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E): Background, Status, and Selected Issues for Congress

Description: This report discusses the establishment of the Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) within the Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the America COMPETES Act (P.L. 110-69), which was authorized by Congress in August 2007. Modeled on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), ARPA-E would support transformational energy technology research projects with the goal of enhancing the nation's economic and energy security.
Date: May 20, 2008
Creator: Stine, Deborah D.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2009

Description: This report gives an overview of the U.S. research and development (R&D) enterprise and support for federal R&D activities, broken down by departments.
Date: August 15, 2008
Creator: Sargent, John F., Jr.; Smith, Pamela W. & Morrissey, Wayne A.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal R&D Funding Under a Continuing Resolution

Description: This report discusses the continuing resolution, or CR (P.L. 109-383, H.J.Res. 102) which provides spending at FY2006 levels (through February 15, 2007), for those agencies lacking enacted FY2007 appropriations bills.
Date: December 14, 2006
Creator: Davey, Michael E.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Federal Research and Development Funding: FY2008

Description: This report discusses the U.S. research and development (R&D) enterprise, and its support for federal R&D activities.
Date: February 5, 2008
Creator: Sargent, John F.; Matthews, Christine M.; Moteff, John D.; Morgan, Daniel; Smith, Pamela W. & Morrissey, Wayne A.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Nanotechnology and U.S. Competitiveness: Issues and Options

Description: This report reviews national nanotechnology research and development (R&D) investments, scientific papers, and patents as indicators of current U.S. scientific and technological competitiveness and potential indicators of future industrial competitiveness in nanotechnology products.
Date: May 15, 2008
Creator: Sargent, John F.
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Gas Hydrates: Resource and Hazard

Description: Solid gas hydrates are a potentially huge resource of natural gas for the United States. The U.S. Geological Survey estimated that there are about 85 trillion cubic feet (TCF) of technically recoverable gas hydrates in northern Alaska. Gas hydrates are both a potential resource and a risk, representing a significant hazard to conventional oil and gas drilling and production operations. This report addresses the issue of cost and method of recovering potential gas hydrates, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of using gas hydrates as a potential energy source. Included is information on the Methane Hydrate Research and Development Act of 2000 and the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Date: November 26, 2008
Creator: Folger, Peter
Item Type: Report
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department