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DOE to Invest $30 Million in Projects Developing Components for Advanced Turbine and Supercritical CO2-Based Power Cycles

Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected six Phase II projects, to further develop innovative technologies for advanced gas turbine components and supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycles. The projects were selected from eleven projects that participated in Phase I that was recently completed by private sector companies.

DOE Foamed-Cement Research Is Changing Industry

Image of NETL logoThe 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.

Texas CO2 Capture Demonstration Project Hits Three Million Metric Ton Milestone

Image of NETL logoOn June 30, Allentown, PA-based Air Products 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).

Four New Technologies Proposed by NETL for Transition to the Marketplace to Receive DOE Funding

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Four innovative energy technology research initiatives proposed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and involving partnerships with the private sector are among 54 projects at 12 national laboratories that will receive $16 million worth of funding to help move promising energy technologies to the marketplace.

Director's Corner

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek

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I am a firm believer that listening to customers is a key to better service whether you are operating a retail endeavor or a major national research laboratory. In the case of NETL, that means paying close attention to the energy needs of the people, agencies, and organizations across America where the skills, expertise, and capabilities of a resourceful national laboratory can make a real difference for a brighter future.


Remake Learning Lab Day

28462969262_22bb56dab6_z.jpgNETL welcomed students from the Sto-Rox School District to participate in a Remake Learning Lab Day on Tuesday, July 26. The event was held in collaboration with Allegheny County’s Executive Office and the Allegheny County Housing Authority. NETL’s program was designed to peak student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and make students aware of career opportunities in those fields. The event featured hands-on science activities, laboratory tours, and presentations from NETL’s diverse group of laboratory professionals.

Remake Learning is a network of educators and other youth-minded professionals working together to advance education and learning in the region.  Through its collaborative and networked approach, Remake Learning supports learning innovators and organizations to enable them to create more relevant and imaginative learning opportunities and inspire and empower lifelong learning in Pittsburgh, West Virginia, and beyond.

NETL Journal Article Selected as Editor’s Choice


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Editors at the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance have selected the NETL paper Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of High-Entropy Alloys as an Editor’s Choice article for 2015. The paper describes a study conducted by NETL researchers who investigated high-entropy alloys, which hold the promise of interesting and useful properties, such as enhanced strength and alloy stability. Only five papers are selected each year as Editor’s Choice articles from among all of the articles published in the journal. Being selected allows the paper to be accessed free of charge, avoiding the annual subscription fee.