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November 23, 2016
NETL Partners in High-Performance Computing Projects Target U.S. Scientific and National Security Priorities

Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will team with two prestigious national laboratories and a major research university to execute two strategic computing projects aimed at meeting the scientific and national security mission needs of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

November 22, 2016
NETL Selects Projects to Enhance Research into Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Domestic Coal and Coal By-Products

The Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected five new projects to receive funding for research in support of the laboratory’s effort to identify and characterize coal and coal by-products containing high concentrations of Rare Earth Elements (REE).

November 15, 2016
NETL Innovations Recognized with R&D 100 Awards

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has been recognized by R&D Magazine for developing three of the most innovative technologies this year. The R&D 100 Awards, given annually by R&D Magazine, have become known as the “Oscars of Invention” and celebrate the top technology products of the year.

November 14, 2016
Move Over Platinum, We Want Nickel!

Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory developed a new catalyst for turning CO2 into fuel that is much cheaper and works much better than the platinum used today.

November 4, 2016
NETL’s Chemical Looping Reactor Pilot-Scale Test Facility
NETL Advances Copper-Hybrid Oxygen Carrier for Chemical Looping

Back in February, we shared that DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) researchers were exploring the potential of using copper in a process known as chemical looping to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired power plants. Their research is bearing fruit as more than 40 hours of chemical looping operations have been conducted using copper —a new lab record.

September 21, 2016
Keeping Cool with Carbon Capture Technologies

The same technology that keeps certain toxins from leaving a power plant is now cleaning indoor air...and saving money!

September 19, 2016
NETL Researchers Develop Way to Harness Gold to Help Fight Climate Change

Carbon capture is a key component in U.S. energy strategy—but after the greenhouse gas has been captured, scientists are still working out what to do with it! One laboratory at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has focused on using the captured carbon as a potential supply of industrially valuable chemicals and fuels.

September 14, 2016
Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship students getting hands-on experience at the National Energy Technology Lab
DOE Accepting Applications for 2017 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) program.

August 29, 2016
A New Look For NETL

NETL Director Dr. Grace Bochenek today unveiled a contemporary new logo designed to reinforce the Laboratory’s brand as the nation’s prominent fossil-energy science and engineering research center.

August 18, 2016
A significant focus will be how to strategically monitor a geologic system to reduce uncertainty in its performance and build confidence that CO2 is effectively and safely stored.
DOE’s Carbon Storage Advances Featured in Special Issue of International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control

A special issue of the International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control (IJGGC) was released on August 17, 2016 highlighting carbon-storage research conducted under the Energy Department’s National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP).