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April 6, 2016
Project Captures First-Ever Comprehensive Hydraulic Fracturing Research Data from 1.5 Miles Underground

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), working with the Gas Technology Institute, Laredo Petroleum, and other industry partners, has collected what is possibly the world’s most comprehensive hydraulic-fracturing research dataset in unconventional shale.

April 5, 2016
Fossil Energy Announces New Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy today announced the appointment of Doug Hollett as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) in the Office of Fossil Energy (FE). Hollett replaces Dr. Julio Friedmann, who is returning to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory after two and half years with FE.

March 17, 2016
How to Store Carbon

Find out how National Labs scientists are developing new tools to ensure carbon storage is safe and permanent.

March 10, 2016
U.S. Department of Energy Announces Funding Opportunities for Subsurface Technology and Engineering Crosscut Initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory has announced a collaborative funding opportunity sponsored through the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office and the Office of Fossil Energy’s Carbon Storage program.

March 7, 2016
NETL Science & Engineering Ambassadors Guide Next Generation of Energy Decision-Makers

A trio of scientists and engineers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are using their research skills and experience to prepare future decision-makers to tackle tomorrow’s energy challenges.

February 26, 2016
NETL Researcher Selected to Receive Nation’s Highest Award for Young Scientists

Dr. Paul R. Ohodnicki, a materials scientist at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), has been named by President Obama as a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientist and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE award is the highest honor the U.S. government can bestow on scientists or engineers in the early stages of their research careers.

February 18, 2016
Researchers Uncover Copper’s Potential for Reducing CO2 Emissions in Chemical Looping

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) believe copper may play an important role in combatting climate change. When used as a part of a promising coal combustion technology known as chemical looping, copper can help economically remove carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel emissions.

February 11, 2016
Carbon Storage Model
New Tools to Monitor Carbon Storage Risks Released for Testing

Seven new technology tools that can help predict long-term risks of large-scale carbon storage operations are being beta-tested by carbon capture and storage researchers and the industrial community.

January 20, 2016
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NETL Carbon Capture Technologies to Be Used in Commercial Biomass-to-Biofuel Conversion Process with Power Generation

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has granted a license for two patented sorbent technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from streams of mixed gases and enable cleaner, more-efficient energy production from renewable fuels.

January 15, 2016
DOE-Led Research Team Makes Significant Rare Earth Discovery

A team of researchers led by experts from the Department of Energy has found that rare earth elements can be removed from two U.S. coal byproduct materials through an ion-exchange process. This discovery could potentially expand the U.S. domestic resource base of these critical elements.