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For the first time ever, precise measurements can be taken o…e specialty metals such as nickel, titanium, and zirconium.

ARC POSITION SENSING FOR VAR FURNACES

For the first time ever, precise measurements can be taken of the electric current conduction path within vacuum arc remelting (VAR) furnaces for industries that use specialty metals such as nickel, titanium, and zirconium.

Winner of a 2013 R&D 100 Award

This technology is available for licensing



Basic immobilized amine sorbent process (BIAS)

BASIC IMMOBILIZED AMINE SORBENT (BIAS) PROCESS

Application of this technology reduces the costs and energy associated with more conventional scrubbing processes to capture CO2 in large-scale power generation facilities.

Winner of a 2012 R&D 100 Award and a 2010 Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer Award.

This technology is available for licensing

PLATINUM-CHROMIUM ALLOY FOR IMPROVED CORONARY STENTS

DEVELOPMENT OF A PLATINUM-CHROMIUM ALLOY FOR IMPROVED CORONARY STENTS

A coronary stent is a small, self-expanding metal mesh tube that saves thousands of lives every year by opening blocked arteries and allowing blood to flow freely again. NETL and Boston Scientific Corporation jointly developed the first austenitic stainless steel formulation produced for the coronary stent industry with high visibility with x-ray scanning.

Winner of a 2011 R&D 100 Award and a 2010 Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer Award.

PYROCHEM CATALYSTS FOR DIESEL FUEL REFORMING

Converting heavy hydrocarbons, such as diesel and coal-based fuels, into hydrogen-rich synthesis gas is a necessary step for fuel cells and other applications. NETL researchers invented a novel fuel-reforming catalyst that overcomes the limitations of current catalysts by efficiently reforming diesel fuel. The catalyst was licensed to startup company Pyrochem Catalyst Company.

Winner of a 2011 Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer Award.

REFRACTORY LINING MATERIAL IMPROVES GASIFIER PERFORMANCE

Refractory materials are used to line the interior of slagging gasifiers, where a carbon-based feedstock such as coal, petcoke, and/or biomass, is converted at high temperatures in an oxygen-deficient environment to produce synthesis gas, which can be used in power generation. NETL developed a material that increases service life up to 50% compared to traditional liner materials.

Winner of a 2011 Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer Award.

CERIUM OXIDE COATING FOR OXIDATION REDUCTION

NETL researchers developed a cerium oxide-based coating that can be applied as a slurry to a metal part by brushing, spraying, or dipping. The coating helps to increase the oxidation resistance of nickel-based superalloys, as well as ferritic and austenitic stainless steels, by diffusing into the metal. In most cases, this coating improved metal oxidation resistance by a factor of 2 to 3.

Winner of a 2010 R&D 100 Award and a 2010 Federal Laboratory Consortium Outstanding Technology Development Award.

This technology is available for licensing

SORBENTS TO HELP LOWER POWER DRAW OF HVAC

Boston-based enVerid Systems has adopted NETL sorbents for use in their proprietary Heat Load Reduction (HLR) module, a retrofit air-recirculation system designed to increase the energy efficiency of commercial HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems.



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