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Keeping Cool with Carbon Capture Technologies

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Your car’s AC gets a whole lot more efficient when you push this button. What if your office building could do the same? NETL has found a way—and it’s going to mean lower costs and much cleaner indoor air.

DOE Announces More Than $10 Million for Advanced Combustion Systems Research

Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to develop enabling technologies for advanced combustion systems, including oxy-combustion and chemical looping–based power systems. The total estimated federal investment in the eight projects exceeds $10 million.  Funding amounts may vary as negotiations progress.

DOE Announces $3.8 Million Investment in New Methane Gas Hydrate Research

Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of six multi-year research projects to receive $3.8 million in funding that will enhance the understanding of methane hydrate system behaviors when subjected to natural, environmental, or induced production-related changes, helping to determine both the production viability of a vast source of natural gas and to assess the role of gas hydrate in the larger global climate cycle.

DOE Accepting Applications for 2017 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship Program

Image of NETL logoThe Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) program.

Director's Corner

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek

 Photo of Dr. Grace Bochenek A Bold New Icon for Excellence in Fossil Energy Research

A logo is a critical piece of how an organization conveys its brand to the public, and, with our recent reorganization, it is an appropriate time to make an impressive new adjustment to the way we present our vision and mission in a quick, simple, easy to comprehend form. I am pleased to officially unveil the new NETL Logo.


NETL Researchers Develop Way to Harness Gold to Help Fight Climate Change

image001.jpgUsing sunlight and gold to convert carbon dioxide into fuel may sound like a task for a Hogwarts graduate, but it’s the kind of magic that researchers at NETL are performing to make a positive impact on the world’s environment. Read more!

In Memory of Former Director Dr. Irving Wender

wender_irving.jpgWe’ve lost one of the great ones.  Dr. Irving Wender, former director of the Pittsburgh Energy Research Center, one of NETL’s predecessor laboratories, passed away September 16, 2016, at the age of 101. His life’s journey took him from humble beginnings in the Bronx to atomic bomb research in secret labs of Chicago, energy research laboratories and university classrooms in Pittsburgh, and the halls of government in Washington—all in pursuit of scientific advancements that continue to set high standards of excellence for those who follow in his footsteps. Read more about his incredible life and contributions here.