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July 8, 2013
New Breathalyzer Offers Hope of Pain-Free Diabetes Monitoring

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have teamed up with their Regional University Alliance (NETL-RUA) colleagues to develop a new hybrid nanostructure that could make it easier to monitor blood sugar. When used as a sensing tool in a breath analyzer, the new material could offer a way for millions of diabetics to avoid the pain and hassle of finger sticks.

June 27, 2013
Improving Our Environment One Roof at a Time

Known by a variety of names, green roofs – which are built on top of a conventional roof and are partially or completely covered by vegetation – have been around for thousands of years and are popular in many European countries. Scientists at the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory are using green roofs as laboratories to investigate alternative growth media for plants that make use of waste materials generated by the fossil fuel industry.

June 25, 2013
Developing a New Primer on the Nation’s Electricity Markets

The Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has developed a series of primers that explain the basic functions within electricity markets in the United States. Designed for a wide audience – from government agencies to academia to consumers – these 17 short booklets describe the history, workings, and types of electricity markets that make up our country’s seven regional transmission organizations and independent system operators. They can be downloaded from NETL's website.

June 17, 2013
An innovative airfoil manufacturing technology that promises to improve the performance of state-of-the-art gas turbines has been commercialized through research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Photo courtesy of Mikro Systems, Inc.
DOE-Sponsored Research Improves Gas Turbine Performance

Small Business Innovative Research Grants Achieve Commercialization Goals for Novel Gas Turbine Manufacturing Technology

May 31, 2013
National EnergyTechnology Laboratory’s Malgorzata Ziomek-Moroz (right) receives a 2013 Technical Achievement Award from NACE International, the Corrosion Society, for her accomplishments in the field of corrosion science.
NETL Scientist Earns Prestigious Technical Achievement Award

NETL's Dr. Ziomek-Moroz received a 2013 Technical Achievement Award from NACE International, the Corrosion Society,in recognition of her work in corrosion science.

May 10, 2013
Carbon Pollution Being Captured, Stored and Used to Produce More Domestic Oil

A breakthrough project in Texas is using carbon capture, utilization and storage technology to safely secure carbon dioxide pollution underground while providing an economic benefit and increasing our energy security.

May 7, 2013
Joint Statement between U.S. Department of Energy and Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy

Poneman and Sang-jick, met on May 7, 2013, at the Department of Energy (DOE) headquarters in Washington, D.C., where they exchanged views on cooperation on a wide range of energy priorities.

March 11, 2013
Assistant Secretary Chris Smith meets with UT undergraduate students studying geological research. | Photo by David M. Stephens, The University of Texas at Austin.
Building Connections with State Researchers

Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Chris Smith travels to Texas to spread the message of smart and sustainable fossil energy development.

August 31, 2012
Methane hydrates are 3D ice-lattice structures with natural gas locked inside. If methane hydrate is either warmed or depressurized, it will release the trapped natural gas.
New Methane Hydrate Research: Investing in Our Energy Future

New research projects will help study methane hydrates and their implications for future resources, geohazards, and the environment.

August 15, 2012
Alex­andra “Ale” Hakala is an award-winning geoscientist at DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. | Photo from the National Energy Technology Laboratory.
Energy Department Lab Researcher Wins HENAAC Award for Outstanding Achievement

One of the Energy Department's own talented scientists is recognized with a Great Minds in STEM award.