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NETL Supports DOE Geothermal Technologies Office to FORGE Ahead with Enhanced Geothermal Systems Research

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NETL continues to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office in advancing enhanced geothermal systems technology as the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) advances into Phase 2.

NETL Awards Projects to DOE National Laboratories to Investigate Fundamental Shale Properties

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NETL has awarded six research projects to U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories to advance fundamental shale research. The two-year projects will investigate the processes associated with hydrocarbon extraction from unconventional shale reservoirs and lead to a better understanding of factors affecting prudent resource development.

Energy Department Announces More Than $44 Million for CO2 Storage Projects

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The Energy Department has selected 16 carbon storage projects to receive more than $44 million for cost-shared research and development. The funding is part of the department’s Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) initiative, which seeks to help mitigate carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels. The projects will be managed by NETL.

NETL Partners in High-Performance Computing Projects Target U.S. Scientific and National Security Priorities

Image of NETL logoResearchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will team with two prestigious national laboratories and a major research university to execute two strategic computing projects aimed at meeting the scientific and national security mission needs of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Director's Corner

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek

 Photo of Dr. Grace Bochenek NETL R&D – Setting Goals, Hitting the Mark

As a National Laboratory, one of NETL’s primary goals is to advance science and technology to support the DOE mission and provide mission ready competencies positioned to address the energy challenges of today and tomorrow. As an R&D organization, NETL strives to achieve the goals that support its parent organization and distinguish the laboratory as a premier research entity. For 2016, we established a number of challenging metrics to gauge our success in meeting our goals and in supporting the DOE and Fossil Energy missions. I am proud to present the results of our work as measured by those metrics.


Veterans of NETL: Richard B. Valdisera, Sr.

tennant.pngRichard B. Valdisera, Sr. has been employed at NETL for 41 years. He served in the U.S. Navy as a 2nd Class Petty Officer (Flight Controls) from 1972-1975. Richard served in various naval operations during the Vietnam era aboard the USS Saratoga. His primary duties in the U.S. Navy involved flight controls on the A-6 Intruder.

Veterans of NETL: Nathaniel Wood, Jr.

wood.jpgNathaniel Wood is currently the Security Program Manager for DFW Security Protective Force, NETL Albany, Morgantown, and Pittsburgh. He served as a sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps, “C” Company, 1st Tank Battalion, First Marine Division, and served in the Vietnam War as a tank commander. Nathaniel served from March 25, 1965 until he received an honorable discharge on March 3, 1969. He has an MS in education and once worked as a captain of the Security Protective Force at Forestall, DOE Headquarters.