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NETL Releases Hydraulic Fracturing Study

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has released a technical report on the results of a limited field study that monitored a hydraulic fracturing operation in Greene County, PA for upward fracture growth out of the target zone and upward gas and fluid migration. Results indicate that under the conditions of this study, for this specific location, fracture growth ceased more than 5,000 feet below drinking water aquifers and there was no detectable upward migration of gas or fluids from the hydraulically-fractured Marcellus Shale.

Six University Coal Research Projects Selected to Boost Advanced Energy Production

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected six new projects under the University Coal Research Program (UCR) that seek long-term solutions for the clean and efficient use of our nation’s abundant coal resources. The selected projects support the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) Crosscutting Research Program’s initiatives in high-performance materials and sensors and controls technology. The projects will be managed by FE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory.

Petra Nova Project Breaks Ground on World’s Largest Post-Combustion Carbon Capture Project

A coal-fired power plant in Texas is on its way to capturing 1.4 million tons of CO2 that previously would have been released into the air.

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New NETL Licensing and Technology Transfer Information at Your Fingertips

New NETL Licensing and Technology Transfer Information at Your Fingertips

NETL technologies available for licensing are easier than ever to view. Check out NETL’s “new and improved” technology transfer webpage, now available with a full text search, individual webpages for each available technology, and descriptions of technology portfolio categories. Content will continually be updated, so bookmark the page and check back often!


Video: Supercomputing at NETL

Video: Supercomputing at NETL