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NETL Participates in Pittsburgh-Denmark Smart Energy City Conference
Image of NETL logoWith technical support from NETL, the City of Pittsburgh has drawn national attention for the strides it is making in becoming an energy Smart City. Now, through a partnership involving the University of Pittsburgh and the City’s Office of Resiliency, NETL is participating in a new international effort to broaden thinking about energy innovation and urban development.

Process Systems Engineering Capabilities Continue to Grow at NETL
Image of NETL logoThe need for improvement drives innovation, and the work of NETL’s Process Systems Engineering (PSE) Research team is a significant example of how that adage meets reality. The team is keenly focused on optimizing today’s fossil-fuel-based power plants while planning for tomorrow’s complex energy markets - efforts that could usher in new jobs and lower the cost of electricity. NETL has already received international attention for its development and use of advanced PSE models and computational tools to support decision-making and analysis, and those capabilities continue to grow.

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $32.5 Million to Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technologies
Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy and NETL have announced up to $32.5 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) to advance solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technologies. The selected projects will fall under the Office of Fossil Energy’s two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs): Preliminary Design and Techno-Economic Analysis of MWe-Class Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Core Technology Research.

DOE Selects Research Projects to Receive $2.8M for the Advancement of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology
Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and NETL have selected two projects to receive approximately $2.8 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects. The projects will advance solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology and make progress toward enabling cost-competitive fossil-based power generation with near-zero emission.

NETL in the News

News IconNETL invites entries in poster contest – Albany (Ore.) Democrat-Herald

News IconBetting on 'clean coal': Why some see it as a crucial part of our energy future— and some don't (NETL’s David Lyons quoted) – Indianapolis Star

News IconDorseyville Middle School team wins first place at Science Bowl (NETL-sponsored event) –

Director's Corner

Sean I. Plasynski, Ph.D.

 Photo of Sean I. Plasynski, Ph.D. For NETL, March came in like a lion.

NETL was busy in the first half of March innovating, communicating, and supporting technologies and ideas that help America address energy challenges of today and tomorrow. We hit productive new levels scoring successes, posting research funding opportunities, forging a strong new partnership, and setting new records.


NETL Experts talk Carbon Capture at CCUS Conference in Nashville


A delegation of NETL experts is attending the Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Conference this week in Nashville, Tenn. The Conference is designed for U.S. and international leaders, technical experts, researchers, and industry executives to discuss innovative ways to decarbonize the energy and industrial sectors. CCUS technologies have the potential to secure up to 90 percent of CO2 emissions, but are just now reaching maturity. The conference will present and discuss case studies on emerging technologies. #NETL is the only national laboratory specializing in fossil fuel research and has been a leader in the field of CCUS. DOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg is a keynote speaker at the conference.

Spring Edition of NETL Impact Is Now Available


NETL presents the latest edition of a quarterly publication showcasing the Lab’s research on revolutionizing energy systems with new emerging sensor technologies and provides information about our new Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Mr. Steve Winberg, in this issue.Click here