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Innovation that Improves Safety, Efficiency of Energy Plant Operations Nets R&D 100 Award for NETL, WVU and Schneider Electric Researchers

Image of NETL logoA new, innovative software product developed by a team of experts from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), West Virginia University (WVU), and Schneider Electric has been recognized with a coveted R&D 100 Award. The virtual reality–based software provides energy industry decision-makers with an unprecedented high-tech look inside the operation of power plants, helping to lower costs and increase safety and efficiency.

DOE-Funded Research Yields U.S. Patent for Use of CO2 in Concrete Curing

Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to Solidia Technologies Inc. (Piscataway, NJ) for a process that uses carbon dioxide (CO2) rather than water to cure pre-cast concrete. The process significantly decreases the time required for concrete to cure and greatly improves its performance characteristics. Development of the process was funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

NETL Technology for Safer, Cleaner Corrosion-Protecting Metal Coatings Licensed by Pittsburgh Start-Up

Image of NETL logoCorrosion-related issues cost the U.S. economy $276 billion a year. The Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) teamed up with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to create a revolutionary, cost-effective technology to reduce that impact—work that resulted in the creation of a new CMU-based spin-off company that signed a licensing agreement with the laboratory in June.

Game-Changing Process Mitigates CO2 Emissions Using Renewable Energy

Image of NETL logoGold nanoparticles are at the heart of a new process conceived and developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into usable chemicals and fuels—a breakthrough that could lead to an effective industrial scale way to reduce CO2 emissions for a positive impact on the world’s environment. The innovation was recently detailed by NETL in the American Chemical Society (ACS) publication ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.


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With Gratitude to NETL's Veterans

November is a month that features two time-honored American traditions. It is when we exercise our democracy by electing our leaders, and it is also when we pause to give thanks for our many blessings with a festive national holiday of kindness, gratitude and fellowship. There is a third solemn November tradition that is just as much a part of the fabric of America: the day when we honor and pay tribute to the men and women without whose military service the essence of the first two traditions may never have endured. November is when we honor our nation’s military veterans.

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