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DOE Fossil Energy Seeks Field Work Proposals from National Labs for Air Separation Research for Modular Gasification Systems
Image of NETL logoThe Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking field work proposals (FWPs) from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Laboratory Complex. These FWPS will focus on identifying new concepts and technologies for producing oxygen via air separation for use in flexible, modular gasification systems.

Increasing Efficiency with Supercritical CO2
Image of NETL logoTurbines are important machines in our nation’s fleet of fossil-fueled power plants, extracting energy from domestic resources and converting it into the electricity we depend on. Turbines can also be key players in conserving resources because they can provide clean energy by using less fuel and generating fewer emissions.

NETL's Work to Enhance Turbine Components Offers Versatility, Immediate Benefits
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Turbines are essential in meeting America's power demands, producing electricity at virtually every power plant in the United States. With fossil fuels projected to remain the dominant source of energy for decades to come, advanced combustion turbine technology will play a critical role in capitalizing on the nation's vast domestic resources.

NETL Partners with Ramaco Carbon to Manufacture High-Value Products Made from Coal
Image of NETL logoThe National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is launching a valuable partnership with Ramaco Carbon to collaborate on innovative projects that use coal to manufacture high-value products.

NETL in the News

News IconNational Energy Technology Laboratory Presses Forward on Turbine Enhancements –

News IconOp-ed: Save coal and nuclear power — we might need it (Op-ed quotes NETL bomb cyclone report) – Deseret News (Utah)

News IconSustaining The Industry’s Health Through Innovation Sharing (Column discusses RPSEA consortium led by NETL) – E&P Magazine

Director's Corner

Sean I. Plasynski, Ph.D.

 Photo of Sean I. Plasynski, Ph.D. NETL Individuals and Teams Recognized for Outstanding Performance by Federal Executive Board

The people of NETL specialize in not only making an impact on better and safer ways to use our nation’s energy resources, they also are making a difference in the lives of their fellow citizens. The Federal Executive Board (FEB) in both Pittsburgh and in Oregon confirmed outstanding examples with significant recognition awards recently.


NETL Joins SBIR Road Tour in Huntington


NETL joined the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Road Tour at its June 21 stop in Huntington, West Virginia. Program managers from at least 11 federal agencies – including the Department of Energy – were on hand to talk to small businesses about partnership opportunities through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, which provide more than $2.5 billion annually to small businesses developing innovative technologies. NETL SBIR Coordinator Maria Reidpath met with potential partners one-on-one to discuss collaborative projects aimed at developing groundbreaking energy technologies.

NETL Joins EERE for Comprehensive Meetings on Fuel Cell Research


NETL partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to host the Lab’s 19th Annual Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Project Review Meeting. Held in conjunction with EERE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program 2018 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, the meeting attracted more than 800 attendees June 13-15 in Washington, D.C. Speakers emphasized the value of collaboration and communication among DOE’s fuel cell programs within the Office of Fossil Energy, the Office of Nuclear Energy and EERE. NETL’s Shailesh Vora presented an overview of the Lab’s SOFC program. The comprehensive meetings provided a forum for the SOFC research and development community, industry, and government stakeholders to address recent improvements, shortcomings, and future needs to advance SOFC technology.