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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).

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 100 Awards. The selected technologies reflect the laboratory’s focus on science and technology innovations that bolster the nation’s energy security while protecting the environment

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 ensure quality, reduce cost, decrease waste, and support safer oil and gas operations around the world.

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 partnerships is a collaboration between Alabama-based Chemical and Metal Technologies (CMT) and China’s CPI Yuanda Environmental Protection Engineering Company. CPI Yuanda is a subsidiary of State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), one of China’s largest generating power companies.

June 30, 2016
Project uses captured CO2 for enhanced oil recovery process shown above
Texas CO2 Capture Demonstration Project Hits Three Million Metric Ton Milestone

On June 30, Allentown, PA-based Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. successfully captured and transported, via pipeline, its 3 millionth metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) to be used for enhanced oil recovery. This achievement highlights the ongoing success of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).