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December 2, 2015
DOE Selects Projects To Enhance Its Research into Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected 10 projects to receive funding for research in support of the lab’s program on Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Coal and Coal Byproducts. The selected research projects will further program goals by focusing on the development of cost-effective and environmentally benign approaches for the recovery of rare earth elements (REEs) from domestic coal and coal byproducts.

October 9, 2015
TechLine: Newly Released Study Highlights Significant Utica Shale Potential

A new study led by West Virginia University, supported by DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory, suggests that Utica Shale could be the largest natural gas field in the United States, if fully realized.

October 7, 2015
TechLine: NETL Scientists Honored by ASM International for Work on Platinum Chromium Alloy for Coronary Stents

Scientists at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and their colleagues, were honored with a 2015 ASM Engineering Materials Achievement Award for their work to develop and commercialize of a platinum-chromium alloy used in next-generation coronary stents,

September 28, 2015
NETL’s 2015 Carbon Storage Atlas Shows Increase in U.S. CO2 Storage Potential

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) today released the fifth edition of the Carbon Storage Atlas (Atlas V), which shows prospective carbon dioxide (CO2) storage resources of at least 2,600 billion metric tons – an increase over the findings of the 2012 Atlas.

September 17, 2015
15th US-China Oil and Gas Industry Forum Opens in Chongqing, China

Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Chris Smith opened the 15th US-China Oil and Gas Industry Forum (OGIF) in Chongqing, China, along with Zhang Yuqing, Deputy Administrator of China’s National Energy Administration.

September 16, 2015
Energy Department Selects Five Projects in First Step to Produce Fresh Water from CO2 Storage Sites

Today, the Department of Energy announced the selection of five projects that will study the feasibility of using salty water – or brine – from carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites to produce fresh water.

September 10, 2015
Energy Department Releases Second Quadrennial Technology Review

Report examines identifies hundreds of clean energy research opportunities that could support the effort to modernize the power sector.

September 8, 2015
Energy Department Lab Researcher Wins HENAAC Award for Outstanding Achievement

For his contributions to storage risk assessment of CO2, NETL's Dr. Nicholas Huerta will receive the Great Minds in STEM™ Luminary Honoree by the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation. This award will be presented at the 27th HENAAC STEM Career Conference October 14–18, 2015, in Pasadena, CA.

September 1, 2015
DOE Selects Eight Projects to Receive Funding for Reducing the Cost of CO2 Capture and Compression

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has selected eight projects to receive funding to construct small- and large-scale pilots for reducing the cost of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and compression through DOE’s Carbon Capture Program.

August 31, 2015
RAND Releases Workforce Development Studies Prepared for Energy Department

The RAND Corporation released two energy-sector workforce development studies conducted on behalf of NETL: one on West Virginia and one on southwestern Pennsylvania. Their recommendations support DOE's strategic objectives, to increase energy productivity and ensure safe and responsible development of domestic energy resources.