NETL’s mission is driving innovation and delivering solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future:
NETL is organized to provide flexible, dynamic expertise and capabilities to its public and private sector customers throughout the nation. The Laboratory is focused on:
NETL is led by the Office of the Director, which maintains full control and authority, including delegated authority, over the complete NETL complex for delivery and execution of NETL’s mission.
In continuous pursuit of the mission and to sustain NETL as a world-class research and development enterprise, the Office of the Director promotes organizational direction toward sustainability, consistency, effectiveness and efficiency in research efforts and business practices. The Office of the Director:
NETL is organized into four Centers and one unit under the Office of the Director: the Research and Innovation Center, the Science & Technology Strategic Plans & Programs unit, the Technology Development Center, the Laboratory Operations Center, and the Finance & Acquisitions Center. The Office of the Director also oversees the Office of the Chief Counsel and the Communications and Public Affairs team.
The Research and Innovation Center nurtures and exercises core technical competencies that enable NETL to be an international resource for fossil energy technology discovery, development and deployment. The technical core competencies, which combine world-class expertise with mission-relevant laboratory facilities, include: Computational Engineering, Energy Conversion Engineering, Geological and Environmental Systems, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering, and Systems Analysis & Engineering
Core competencies are exercised in collaboration with industry, academia and other government laboratories, to deliver knowledge and technologies that enable affordable, environmentally sustainable utilization of the nation’s abundant, domestic energy resources.
The Science and Technology Strategic Plans and Programs unit will develop the strategic direction for NETL programs and activities that will identify future competency requirements; leverage existing capabilities to optimize output, including through repositioning and redeployment as necessary; and identify investments to sustain and grow the Laboratory. Strategic planning efforts are centered on NETL’s enduring missions: effective resource development, efficient energy conversion and environmental sustainability. In pursuit of those objectives, the Science and Technology Strategic Plans and Programs unit will:
The Science and Technology Strategic Plans are executed by the Research and Innovation Center and the Technology Development and Integration Center.
The Technology Development Center implements national programs in fossil energy and carbon management and broader DOE programs in collaboration with partners through integrated technical and business teams that define, solicit, negotiate, award, manage and deliver federally sponsored research and development. The Center will:
The Technology Development and Integration Center’s work will be performed through four organization element areas: Natural Gas & Oil, Advanced Coal & Carbon Management, Energy Efficiency, and Energy Delivery and Security.
The Laboratory Operations Center manages a comprehensive, fully integrated program of operations and services necessary to support the NETL mission and in accordance with applicable law, federal policy, and best practices. The center maintains and develops facilities, while implementing, integrating, monitoring and continuously improving the products and services required to support NETL research, business and laboratory operations. The center’s responsibilities encompass security, facility operations, information technology and strategic support to:
The Finance and Acquisition Center plans, directs, and coordinates NETL’s chief financial officer (CFO), procurement, and financial assistance (financial award and grant) functions to ensure effective oversight and stewardship of the Laboratory’s financial resources through the following major roles: