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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces $36 Million for Projects to Advance Carbon Capture Technologies
Image of NETL logoU.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry has announced approximately $36 million in federally-funded financial assistance to advance carbon capture technologies.

Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces High Performance Computing for Materials Program to Help Industry Develop New, Improved Materials for Severe Environments
Image of NETL logoToday, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry (DOE) announced a new high-performance computing (HPC) initiative that will help U.S. industry accelerate the development of new or improved materials for use in severe environments.

NETL Biogeochemistry: Performing Big Studies on Little Life Forms and Chemical Reactions in Key Energy Environments
Image of NETL logoIn a cross-disciplined approach, NETL researchers explore biogeochemistry and chemical reactions to help develop more effective ways to store carbon dioxide (CO2) underground and enhance production of oil and natural gas, all while protecting the environment for future generations.

NETL Helping to Bring Fuel Cell System to Pittsburgh
Image of NETL logoThe National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), as part of its support for the City of Pittsburgh’s initiative to become a global leader in clean energy planning, modeling, and implementation, is supporting the installation and testing of a prototype fuel cell system in Pittsburgh.

NETL in the News

News IconNational Lab Works to Extract Rare Earth Elements From Coal – R&D Magazine

News IconDOE funding helps commercialize promising energy technologies(NETL tech transfer noted) – Biomass Magazine

News IconProposed ethane storage hub can add security to its list of advantages (NETL expert quoted on hurricane’s implications for project) – Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter

News IconUK CAER Receives International Grant for CO2 Capture Research (NETL support noted) – University of Kentucky

Director's Corner

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek

 Photo of Dr. Grace Bochenek NETL Celebrates Women’s Equality Day

President Trump, in the tradition of other U.S. Presidents, recently proclaimed August 26, 2017, as Women’s Equality Day—a day when, as a nation, we celebrate and commemorate the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which granted women the right to vote.


Self-driving cars-a thing of the present

IMG_0211.jpgSelf-driving cars are no longer a thing of the past according to Congressman David B. McKinley. NETL Director Dr. Grace M. Bochenek and Trevelyn Hall, who works with NETL’s vehicle program as part of the Energy Efficient and Renewable Energy Team, saw a self-driving vehicle first-hand at the Autonomous/Self-Driving Cars … America First! Forum at West Virginia University hosted by Representative McKinley on September 20. Dr. Bochenek and Hall attended the event to highlight NETL’s support for regional research and development of safe self-driving vehicles.

NETL Talks Clean Tech at 2017 Oregon BEST FEST


NETL was delighted to participate in the 2017 Oregon BEST FEST CleanTech Innovation Conference, held in Portland, Ore., on September 14. Researchers from our lab joined entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, representatives from universities, and other researchers to explore how innovations in advanced manufacturing, energy, water, and natural resources can make a positive impact on the planet while enhancing the local economy.