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November 20, 2013
USAF photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch.
Energy Department Assisting Launch of Low Greenhouse Gas–Emitting Jet Fuels

On behalf of the Department of Defense and the U.S. Air Force, the Energy Department is seeking research projects that would lead to the commercial production of coal-derived jet fuel. Creating jet fuels from coal capitalizes on an abundant domestic energy resource and lessens our dependence on foreign oil for jet fuel production.

November 14, 2013
DOE’s recognition program for high-performance sustainable buildings acknowledges buildings like B39 and promotes adherence to the guiding principles in all new DOE construction, renovations, and building alterations. The Sustainability Performance Office strives to ensure that, per Executive Order 13514, at least 15 percent of DOE buildings meet the requirements of the guiding principles by 2015, improving building sustainability on a national scale.
Rewarding Green: NETL Recognized for Sustainable Buildings

A new awards program initiated by the U.S. Department of Energy Sustainability Performance Office has recognized a building at the National Energy Technology Laboratory as a high-performance sustainable building — a model of DOE’s five guiding principles for sustainable buildings: integrated design, optimized energy use, water conservation, enhanced indoor environmental quality, and reduced environmental impact of materials.

November 8, 2013
On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Secretary Moniz and international energy officials toured Kemper, the nation's largest carbon capture and storage facility, in Liberty, Mississippi.
Energy Secretary Moniz Visits Clean Coal Facility in Mississippi

A small Mississippi town is making history with the largest carbon capture and storage plant in the U.S.

October 29, 2013
Wellbore Cement: Research That Begins Where the Sidewalk Ends

As we meander down the sidewalk, how many of us give more than a passing thought to the cement underfoot? Researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory think about deteriorating cement a lot, with an aim to preserving its character and protecting the environment. But they’re not looking at sidewalks. Their focus is wellbore cement, the cement encasing pipes that bring oil and gas up to the surface.

October 25, 2013
NETL Technologies Recognized for Technology Development, Transfer

This fall, a total of three technologies developed at the National Energy Technology Laboratory will be honored by two of the Federal Laboratory Consortium's six regional divisions.

October 24, 2013
DOE Preparing for Sale of Unique RMOTC Property and Equipment in Wyoming

The Department of Energy is currently preparing for the sale and maximizing the value of the Rocky Mountain Oilfield Testing Center property, with the plan of transferring the title to a new owner by the end of calendar year 2014.

October 18, 2013
Project Aids Development of Legacy Oilfield on Alaska’s North Slope

Building on a project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Linc Energy is exploring the potential for accessing significant amounts of oil in the Umiat oilfield, a shallow, low-temperature, light-oil reservoir within Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve. In the process, they’re shedding light on how this and similar reservoirs could be successfully developed to increase supplies of domestic oil and natural gas.

September 30, 2013
Lab Breakthrough: Supercomputing Power to Accelerate Fossil Energy Research

Learn how a new supercomputer at the National Energy Technology Laboratory will accelerate research into the next generation of fossil fuel systems.

September 26, 2013
The visualization center for the SBEUC (Simulation Based Engineering User Center). Located at the Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory in Morgantown, W. Va., the SBEUC will be powered by a high performance computer that will allow researchers to simulate phenomena that are difficult or impossible to probe experimentally. The results from simulations will become accessible through user centers that provide advanced visualization capabilities and foster collaboration among researchers. The SBEUC will be used for developing and deploying simulation tools required for overcoming energy technology barriers quickly and reliably.
NETL's Supercomputer Addresses Energy Issues on Two Fronts

Having installed one of the world’s largest and most energy-efficient supercomputers at the center, NETL has lowered the energy its uses for computation and enabled the laboratory’s researchers to devise more efficient means to produce and use fossil energy.

August 28, 2013
Incorporation of a new CO2 sorbent into commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems will save energy and reduce operating costs. HVAC is one of the largest consumers of electric power in the United States, responsible for more than half of the load on the electric grid in many major cities. NETL work has led to a patented CO2 sorbent that has now been licensed commercially.
National Lab Technology Transfer Making a Difference

At the National Energy Technology Laboratory, scientists and engineers work every day to develop solutions to the nation’s energy problems. Technology transfer makes it possible to move NETL innovations from the lab to the marketplace, benefitting the greatest number of people as quickly and efficiently as possible.