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June 6, 2017
Seismic station in Oklahoma field
Project Helps Provide More Precise Detection and Understanding of Seismic Activity in Oklahoma
FE, NETL, University of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Geological Survey have concluded a study to determine what properties lead to induced seismicity.
May 10, 2017
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Frozen Heat: Exploring the Potential of Natural Gas Hydrates

One potential source of fossil energy could exceed the energy content of all other known fossil fuels combined—and that’s natural gas hydrate.

April 21, 2017
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Producing Usable Water from CO2 Storage Sites

Our water and energy systems are closely interlinked. Water is used in all phases of energy production and electricity generation and energy is...

April 18, 2017
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Revolutionizing the Art of Metal Fabrication

The APS system has the potential to revolutionize the fabrication of specialty metals. Adoption of this technology can improve the quality of the...

March 28, 2017
Margaret Schaus, Acting Chief of Staff for the Office of Fossil Energy
Celebrating Women in Science and Engineering: Margaret Schaus’s Role in Advancing Fossil Energy

For the third and final installment in our series honoring Women’s History month, the Office of Fossil Energy (FE) is featuring Margaret Schaus,...

March 24, 2017
Baton Rouge Magnet High School Team 1 will move on to the National competition
SPR Office Hosts Louisiana Regional Science Bowl, Encourages High Schoolers to Excel in Science

The Office of Fossil Energy’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve Project Management Office hosted the Louisiana Regional Science Bowl at the University of...

March 23, 2017
Elena Melchert, Director of the Upstream Research Division in FE's Office of Oil and Natural Gas
Celebrating Women in Science: Elena Melchert’s Success and Leadership in Fossil Energy

As part of our series on women in the Office of Fossil Energy (FE), we turn the spotlight on Elena Melchert, a petroleum engineer who leads the...

March 14, 2017
Ann Satsangi, General Engineer in FE's Clean Coal Program
Celebrating Women in Science: FE’s Ann Satsangi Makes a Difference at DOE

In recognition of Women’s History month, the Office of Fossil Energy is spotlighting some of the many extraordinary women on our team....

February 24, 2017
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SubTER Lab Call

The Office of Fossil Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) are partnering to award...

January 18, 2017
Assistant Secretary Chris Smith discusses the LNG Handbook at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Assistant Secretary Smith Discusses LNG Handbook for Africa at DC Panel

Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (FE) Chris Smith today took part in a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) panel discussion...

January 4, 2017
A geothermal power plant in northern California
NETL Group Combines Fossil Energy Research with Studies of Geothermal Energy Potential in Appalachia

For more than a century, fossil energy innovations have dominated research at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). Now a group of NETL...

December 21, 2016
Lake Charles Methanol: LPO's First Advanced Fossil Energy Project
LPO Announces First Ever Conditional Commitment Offer for Advanced Fossil Project
The Department offered up to $2 billion in loan guarantees for its first ever Advanced Fossil Energy Project to Lake Charles Methanol, LLC
November 23, 2016
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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...

November 22, 2016
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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...

November 15, 2016
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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...

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

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...

September 21, 2016
Keeping Cool with Carbon Capture Technologies
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 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)...

August 29, 2016
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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 ...

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...

August 11, 2016
A CO2 laser melts a rod of solid sapphire and draws a sapphire optical fiber. Sapphire has a high melting point, which can withstand the brutal conditions inside gas turbine engines and solid oxide fuel cells. | Photo courtesy of National Energy Technology Laboratory.
The Rugged World of Harsh Environment Sensors

National Lab scientists are building special sensors to see and hear inside turbine engines, boilers, gasifiers and fuel cells.

August 3, 2016
NETL researcher Kelly Rose, co-developer of one of the four NETL technologies chosen as finalists for the 2016 R&D 100 Awards
Game-Changing NETL Technologies Named Finalists for Prestigious R&D 100 Awards

Four technologies developed by researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have been named finalists for this year’s R&D...

July 18, 2016
3-D renderings (A and B) and scanning electron image of foamed cement.
DOE Foamed-Cement Research Is Changing Industry

The Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is playing a key role in updating a 25-year-old testing standard that helps...

July 1, 2016
U.S.-China EcoPartnership to Make Coal Power Plants Cleaner

The U.S. and China announced six new EcoPartnerships during the recent U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, China. Among the new...