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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).

NETL Researchers Publish Article Describing New Greenhouse Gas Baseline for Petroleum-Based Transportation Fuels

Image of NETL logoNETL researchers, along with experts at Stanford University and the University of Calgary, are the authors of an article to be published this month in Environmental Science & Technology that describes a new life cycle greenhouse gas baseline for petroleum-based transportation fuels consumed in the United States in 2014. The results described in the article could have implications for the way fuel decisions are made by the U.S. Government.

NETL Selects Projects to Enhance Research into Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Domestic Coal and Coal By-Products

Image of NETL logoNETL has selected five new projects to receive funding for research in support of the laboratory’s effort to identify and characterize coal and coal by-products containing high concentrations of valuable rare earth elements.

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.


NETL to Co-Host West Virginia Regional Science Bowl

resa7.jpgWith the nation’s focus on energy independence and sustainability, it’s important to promote the benefits of science and math among high school youth. In cooperation NETL and Fairmont State University (FSU), north-central West Virginia’s Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA 7) will hold its annual science bowl—a tournament-style competition for math and science—at FSU’s Engineering Technology Building on Thursday, December 8. Competition in the double-elimination tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. Read more here.

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.