The Office of the Director provides guidance and oversight for all functions and authorities delegated to NETL for its programs, administration, legal, public affairs, and procurement activities. In addition, the Office of the Director (DO) is responsible for the institutional management and administration of the Laboratory in its mission to conduct and implement a research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) program that benefits the public by assuring the availability of clean, affordable, and reliable domestic energy that protects the environment, fuels economic prosperity, and strengthens energy security. DO organizational chart [PDF-115KB]
The Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil (SCNGO) works to increase domestic oil and natural gas production, assure the reliability of the natural gas delivery system, and produce a cleaner environment. This is accomplished by implementing RD&D programs in oil and gas supply. The SCNGO invests in programs and projects that require a Federal presence to achieve national energy goals and that can produce clear and tangible public benefits. The Center supports policy development by conducting studies on oil and gas supply issues and related environmental systems. The SCNGO also encompasses the Arctic Energy Office and the oil and gas projects it oversees. The SCNGO approves on-site research topics and provides technical data and analytical tools for sound, rational gas and oil policy development, including environmental issues, reliability modeling for gas and oil exploration and production, delivery systems, access issues, and economic and market trends. SCNGO organizational chart [PDF-109KB]
The Strategic Center for Coal (SCC) - The Department of Energy's Clean Coal Research Program (CCRP) supports research, development and demonstration activities aimed at improving the performance and reducing the cost of today's Coal-based Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) systems. As the principal coal research implementing laboratory, NETL's SCC contributes to our nation's pursuit of a secure energy future by developing technology options to enable America to continue to benefit from using its secure, abundant and affordable coal resources. The Center shapes, funds and manages the demonstration of 1st Generation CCS/CCUS technologies with existing and new power plants and industrial facilities using a range of capture alternatives and storing CO2 in a variety of geologic formations. In parallel, to drive down the cost of implementing CCS/CCUS as a potential climate change mitigation strategy, the SCC supports research and development aimed at investigating a range of advances in combustion, gasification, turbines, fuels and fuel cell technology capable of increasing base power plant efficiency, improving plant economics and reducing the amount of CO2 needed to be captured and stored per unit of electricity generated. SCC organizational chart [PDF-116KB]
Office of Energy Project Management provides technical, administrative, and project management services on non-fossil energy research to a variety of customers, primarily within DOE and other Federal agencies, on a full-cost recovery basis as part of NETL's Work-for-Others initiatives. Any support provided by this office is consistent with and/or complements FE and DOE missions. This office primarily implements DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) and Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) activities that are assigned to NETL. OEPM organization chart [PDF-116KB]
Office of Research and Development performs basic and applied research and development in fossil energy and environmental science. Building on historic Laboratory strengths and competencies, ORD focuses on four research topics recognized as important issues for the 21st century:
- Energy system dynamics focuses on natural gas technology development, including higher efficiencies and lower costs in the use of advanced gas turbines and fuel cells.
- Geological and environmental systems focuses on the minimization and abatement of environmental problems associated with the development and use of fossil fuels. Research topics include geological sequestration of carbon dioxide, oil and gas exploration and production, air pollution/particulate matter issues, and removal of toxins from emissions from coal utilization systems.
- Computational and basic sciences develops tools that enable more rapid and efficient scale-up of new sub-systems, devices and components, to enable more cost effective demonstration of new technologies.
- Materials Science and Engineering specializes in life cycle research of most metals, alloys, and ceramics; and the recycling and remediation of waste streams associated with these processes.
ORD organization chart [PDF-125KB]
Office of Institutional Operations performs and coordinates administrative, operational, construction, and staff support activities for the Laboratory. These include: organization and human resource management; information technology management, maintenance and implementation; onsite ES&H program execution, compliance, and remediation activities; site management including design, construction, operation, and maintenance of NETL facilities; internal control program; security services; real and personal property management. OIO organization chart [PDF-114KB]
Office of Finance, Acquisition & Assistance (OFFA) plans, directs, and coordinates the Laboratory's CFO and acquisition and assistance functions. OBO/CFO develops and implements the Laboratory‘s financial policies; performs budgetary planning, financial analyses, financial management and administration services; performs acquisition and assistance services; plans, directs, and coordinates site support contract management and project management compliance activities that crosscut Laboratory‘s operating units, develops the Laboratory‘s comprehensive risk management strategy, implements its comprehensive risk management program, and ensures the compliance of all operational, regulatory and financial functions performed across the Laboratory that are required in the execution of its risk management program; manages the NETL performance measurement system; and conducts compliance reviews. OFFA organization chart [PDF-115KB]