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Microwaves Provide Unique Opportunities to Study Transformative Reaction Chemistry
Image of NETL logoNETL researchers are unleashing the power of microwaves to convert fuels like coal, oil and natural gas into marketable fuels, chemicals and products. In addition to providing higher yields with lower temperatures and less energy, this work is also advancing understanding of the science behind the reactions through state-of-the-art bench-scale facilities with an eye toward scalable and economically viable systems.

NETL Pittsburgh Hosts Visit from DOE Under Secretary
Image of NETL logoA U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary with science policy responsibilities visited the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) Pittsburgh site Thursday, Nov. 8, to discuss the Laboratory’s national research and see cutting-edge technical facilities first-hand.

NETL to Convene Workshop on Development of a Domestic Materials Supply Chain for Advanced Coal-Based Power Generation
Image of NETL logoNETL, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) only national laboratory devoted to advancing fossil energy technology, will host a special workshop Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Pittsburgh Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel devoted to the development of a vital domestic materials supply chain for advanced coal-based power generation.

NETL’s Lamp Inducted into WVU Academy of Distinguished Alumni
Image of NETL logoNETL Technology Transfer Program Manager Jessica Lamp is an esteemed member of the West Virginia University (WVU) Academy of Distinguished Alumni of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Members.


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DOE FE selects 17 projects to receive federal funding for R&D (NETL to manage projects) – World Coal 11/2/18

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Advanced Coal Technologies Improve Emissions and Efficiency (NETL paper cited) Power Mag 10/31/18

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Keyser Middle School students take part in STEM Day in the Park (NETL’s Ferguson was speaker) – Newstribune

Director's Corner

Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D.

 Photo of Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D. Dr. Brian J. Anderson to head DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory

Today, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg announced that Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D. will be the new director of DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), effective November 11, 2018. Anderson comes to NETL from West Virginia University (WVU) where he served as director of the WVU Energy Institute. With Anderson’s arrival, NETL’s Acting Director Sean Plasynski, Ph.D., will transition into his new role as the lab’s deputy director and chief operating officer.


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Elementary School in Morgantown, West Virginia. The team shared interesting educational investigations — like building structures designed to withstand gale-force wind during The Big, Bad, Hair Dryer Challenge activity shown here shown here — designed to excite students about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

NETL Participates in ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition


NETL representatives are attending the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) this week in Pittsburgh. IMECE is the largest interdisciplinary mechanical engineering conference in the world and plays a significant role in stimulating U.S. innovation. Scores of professionals in the global engineering arena from industry, national laboratories, and academia use the event to network with stakeholders and potential partners.