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Fun and interesting facts about fossil energy and FE research

Fun and interesting facts about fossil energy and FE research


Alloys: Improving Lives Since 2500 B.C.

When the ancients combined copper and tin to make bronze, they set us on a metallurgical path we’re still following today.

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Computationally Optimized Heat Treatment of Metal Alloys

Mixing and matching various elements through trial and error could result in the perfect material for a given application.  But there’s is a better way.


Battling Corrosion through Advanced Materials Research

Did you know that the total cost of corrosion to the U.S. economy is estimated to exceed a trillion dollars annually? Advanced materials can help to change this

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Sophisticated Sensors Enable Cleaner, More Efficient Energy Production

Advanced sensors allow us to “see” inside some of the harshest environments on earth, so we can produce more power with fewer resources and lower emissions

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Weeds to Wattage: NETL Advances Biofuel Technology

Energy can be more than environmentally friendly -- it can actually be produced from plants

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Monitoring Ocean Currents From the Air

Tracking ocean currents has always been a challenge, but an NETL sponsored project has taken data collection to new heights

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Foamed Cement Helping to Ensure Safer Oil and Gas Operations

Computer tomography (CT) scanners like those found in a hospital—slightly modified—are being used by NETL to investigate the strength and stability of foamed cement, helping to rewrite a 25-year-old testing standard ensuring safer oil and gas operations around the world 

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Office of Fossil Energy Program to Explore Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal By-Products

REEs have become essential components of many technologies including electronics, computer and communication systems, transportation, health care, and national defense

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NETL Researchers Develop Way to Harness Gold to Help Fight Climate Change

Using sunlight and gold to convert carbon dioxide into fuel may sound like a task for a Hogwarts graduate, but it’s the kind of magic that researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory are performing to make a positive impact on the world’s environment

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