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RFI issued for steam-based power cycles for coal fueled boilers
Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for input on the development of improvements in steam-based power cycles applicable to coal-fueled boilers.

Computational Materials Modeling for Extreme Environments
Image of NETL logoNETL researchers are continually finding innovative ways to improve the efficiencies of fossil energy based power generation, but the improvements generally come at a cost.

NETL’s Barbara Kutchko Named Finalist for Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals
Image of NETL logoThe Partnership for Public Service has selected Barbara Kutchko as a finalist for the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. The partnership, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that believes good government starts with good people, states that Kutchko’s achievements are an eloquent testimony to the many ways civil servants make a difference for our country every day.

Magnetics Research Offers Novel Opportunities for Electric Power Improvements
Image of NETL logoAdvanced power magnetics research conducted by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and its partners offers novel opportunities to boost efficiency, spur economic investment and reduce infrastructure as industry looks toward smaller, more efficient power technology capable of meeting the diverse demands of the modern world.

Director's Corner

Sean I. Plasynski, Ph.D.

 Photo of Sean I. Plasynski, Ph.D. Hephaestus Doesn’t Work at NETL, but the Research of our Metallurgists is Almost as Miraculous

Hephaestus was the God of Metallurgy in Greek mythology. He had a pretty good run in ancient stories crafting impenetrable metals for Achilles’ armor, Hercules’ shield, Hermes’ helmet and even arrows for Apollo. At NETL, we take our metallurgy work seriously too, but instead of preparing mythological heroes for battle against make believe monsters, our work is crafting tough new alloys for turbines, boilers, and other equipment that can help meet energy efficiency challenges – heroic achievements as well.


NETL Shares STEM Wonders at Beech Bottom Primary School

0518beechbottom1.jpgNETL’s K-12 STEM Education & Outreach team had a great visit May 17 with K-4 students at Beech Bottom Primary School, in Brooke County, W.Va. The team shared stimulating, hands-on activities designed to excite students about the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

NETL’s education program seeks to educate the next generation of researchers, engineers, and scientists who will work to boost our nation’s energy dominance through technological solutions. K-12 outreach is just one of the ways NETL encourages excellence in STEM, fosters positive attitudes toward STEM, and builds students’ confidence as STEM learners.

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