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April 13, 2016
New Leader Announced for FE’s Office of Oil and Gas

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced today the appointment of Neelesh Nerurkar as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oil and Natural Gas. He will administer oil and gas programs, including research and development, analysis, and natural gas regulation.

April 11, 2016
Ocean surface current velocities on image of sea surface temperatures, March 29, 2015. Figure from “Real Time Observing and Forecasting of Loop Currents in 2015,” C. Cooper et al, OTC 2016.
New Airborne Technology Measures Ocean Surface Currents for Offshore Energy Production and Emergency Rescue Missions

In a breakthrough project sponsored by the Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), private-sector partners Fugro and Areté Associates have developed, commercialized, and sold a system that can monitor offshore current conditions from the air, providing critical information in record time for oceanographic research and emergency situations, such as oil spills and search and rescue missions.

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.