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Energy Department Invests $12 Million in Coal Combustion Projects
Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and NETL have selected nine projects to receive approximately $12 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects. These projects aim to address critical technology gaps and develop transformational advanced combustion system technologies that will improve the efficiency and reliability of existing power plants.

NETL Addresses Smart Grids and Energy Research at WV Governor’s Energy Summit
Image of NETL logoExperts from NETL participated in the West Virginia Governor’s Energy Summit this week where they addressed energy R&D issues of importance to the Mountain State and presented energy research data at the Laboratory’s official informational display unit at the event’s exhibit hall.

Department of Energy Announces Up to $26 Million in Funding Opportunity for Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies
Image of NETL logoWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $26 million in federally funded financial assistance for cost-shared research and development projects under the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies funding opportunity announcement (FOA).

DOE-Supported CO2-Capture Project Hits Major Milestone: 4 Million Metric Tons
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A large-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology made possible through support from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory has captured and transported its 4-millionth metric ton of CO2.

NETL in the News

News IconDOE earmarks $26 million of financial assistant for carbon capture research (NETL oversight noted) – Daily Energy Insider

News IconDOE-supported CO2-capture project hits major milestone: 4 M metric tons (NETL support noted) – Wyoming Business Report

News IconBeatrice company part of Energy Department research project (teams with NETL on REE research) – Lincoln Journal Star

News IconBattelle, Rare Earth Salts Team on Department of Energy Project  (NETL managed project) – Business Wire

Director's Corner

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek

 Photo of Dr. Grace Bochenek Commemorating 40 Years of Innovation

When he visited NETL, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry described our Laboratory as “a fascinating place to work” and remarked that he is “continually amazed at what goes on at our National Labs.” He added that “as a country, we thrive off innovation…and the Department of Energy embodies that innovation.”


NETL Regional Workforce Initiative Workshop


Representatives from regional community and technical colleges participated in NETL’s Regional Workforce Initiative Workshop October 20, 2017. The workshop included a tour of NETL’s Morgantown laboratory and introduced participants to emerging technologies for which the region’s future technical and skilled workforce must be trained.

Visit of Eaton Corp. R&D Representatives


R&D Officials from Eaton Corp. visited NETL Pittsburgh last week to tour facilities and learn more about the Laboratory’s expertise in fuel cells, general materials, offshore power conversion, and sensors and controls. NETL and Eaton have collaborated on research before. Last week’s meetings were intended to explore future collaborative possibilities. The Eaton visitors attended Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s High-Performance Computing for Materials Program launch event Thursday in downtown Pittsburgh prior to their NETL tour.