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NETL researchers are studying how to increase the lifetimes and effectiveness of sorbents used in Direct Air Capture technologies to remove CO2 from the air.
NETL researchers are studying how sorbents used in Direct Air Capture (DAC) technologies degrade and working on ways to accurately predict sorbent’s lifetimes and limit degradation.
Simulations with non-spherical particles (glued-sphere particle model) are one of the new capabilities available in the MFiX 24.1 release.
NETL has announced the release of Multiphase Flow with Interphase eXchanges (MFiX) Version 24.1, the latest upgrade to multiphase computational fluid dynamics software used to shorten the time and cost associated with developing new power generation technologies.
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NETL will display its work with Pennsylvania State University to develop strengthened alloys for use in turbines at the 14th Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit May 22-24 in Dallas, Texas.
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NETL research engineer Don Ferguson, Ph.D., will share information about the laboratory’s pressure gain combustion (PGC) research during a meeting of the Interagency Advanced Power Group (IAPG) — the premier organization coordinating the collaboration and information exchange of advanced power research and development within the U.S. government — set for May 21-23 at the Idaho National Laboratory.
Stock image demonstrating lowering carbon emissions by 2050.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) removal (CDR) research — efforts to scale-up and commercialize technologies that will offset so-called hard-to-avoid carbon emissions and remove legacy CO2 from the atmosphere and store it at the gigaton scale — being conducted at NETL will be instrumental in meeting the decarbonization goals of the United States.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced four research and development projects selected to receive nearly $32 million to advance technologies that will help reduce natural gas flaring at oil production sites, a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, by transforming gas into valuable products that would otherwise be wasted by those operations. These projects support President Biden’s U.S. Methane Emissions Reduction Action Plan, which launched a whole-of-government initiative to redouble efforts to significantly reduce methane emissions while protecting workers and communities, growing jobs, and promoting U.S. technology innovation. Aligned with this action is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new rule tackling wasteful methane emissions and the Administration’s pledge that the United States will work with global partners to reduce the world’s methane emissions 30% from 2020 levels by 2030.
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NETL, in partnership with Covestro LLC, and RAPID, has been awarded more than $1.4 million in funding for its proposal to decarbonize commonly used solvent chemistry for the use case of depolymerization using microwave technology.
Notice of Intent Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced their intent to issue funding to support research and development (R&D) projects focused on facilities to test a variety of carbon management technologies, including carbon capture, removal and conversion. 
Gas flaring in progress.
Flaring, often used in the oil and gas industry to dispose of gases not processed and sold as part of normal operations, has been a common practice for nearly 160 years but is a source of greenhouse gas emissions — most notably methane. A new comprehensive evaluation of gas flare technologies, conducted by NETL, suggests that significant emissions reduction will depend largely upon low-cost improvements to existing technologies backed by strategic federal investment.
NETL’s Jennifer Bauer took home the award in the Outstanding Innovator category from the Oregon Federal Executive Board at a recent ceremony in Vancouver, Washington.
The brightest minds in the Oregon federal workforce gathered Tuesday, May 7, at the Historic Hangar, located adjacent to Pearson Air Museum, in Vancouver, Washington, for the Oregon Federal Executive Board (FEB) Excellence in Government Awards, where an NETL researcher took home a prestigious honor.