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Billy Epting
Working for NETL at its research site in Albany, Oregon, has provided Billy Epting with an abundance of opportunities to explore his true passions — developing solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) and solid oxide electrolysis cell (SOEC) technology to address climate change and enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest with his family.
Funding Opportunity Annouincement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $10 million for two projects that will help lower the costs and reduce the environmental impact of producing rare earth elements and other critical minerals and materials from coal, coal wastes, and coal by-products. Funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the selected projects will help meet the growing demand for critical minerals and materials in the United States, while reducing our reliance on foreign supply chains. Rare earth elements and other critical minerals and materials are incorporated into many products, including U.S.-manufactured clean energy technologies—such as solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles, and hydrogen fuel cells that are advancing President Biden’s historic climate agenda.  
the Utah FORGE.
The successful completion of field operations supported by NETL in southwest Utah represents a significant step forward to advance geothermal energy as a resource that will produce renewable clean electricity for the nation’s power grid.
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 its intent to issue funding to support research and development (R&D) projects focused on advancing cost-effective technology options toward commercialization that can more efficiently characterize the condition of undocumented orphaned wells (UOWs) and provide a range of remediation options.
Pittsburgh Skyline at sunset
Some of the nation’s top scientists and engineers will gather in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, beginning Aug. 5 for the 2024 FECM/NETL Carbon Management Research Project Review Meeting to discuss climate change mitigation research and share updates on their efforts to advance innovative solutions for a sustainable energy future.
Carbon mineralization presents a new approach to carbon management in which captured CO2 is reacted with metal cations to form carbonate minerals.
NETL’s work in developing carbon mineralization technologies, which presents an alternative pathway toward a decarbonized power sector and economy, is gaining widespread recognition from the greater research community.
NETL’s Andrea Williams
NETL’s Andrea Williams, who joined the Lab this year, is among the recent federal hires helping to roll out new directives that will help make a decarbonized power sector and economy possible while also pursuing personal business goals of expanding health and fitness in the community.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced up to $16 million in federal funding for large-scale conversion of carbon dioxide emissions into environmentally responsible and economically valuable products. With funding provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, projects will develop the sustainable feedstocks and conversion technologies necessary to produce crucial fuels, materials, and other carbon-based products that are better for the environment than current petroleum-derived equivalents. This effort supports the Biden-Harris Administration’s climate goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, as well as the goals of DOE’s Clean Fuels and Products Energy Earthshot, which aims to meet projected 2050 net-zero emissions demands for 100% of aviation fuel; 50% of maritime, rail, and off-road fuel; and 50% of carbon-based chemicals by using sustainable carbon resources.
Key researchers from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories.
Key researchers from U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories converged on NETL’s Albany, Oregon, site to discuss hydrogen energy-related research work of eXtremeMAT-H2 — an NETL-led consortium of laboratories that accelerates the development of cost-effective alloys for use in the harsh environments of advanced energy systems.
NETL’s Amanda Harker Steele
Amanda Harker Steele, a research economist at NETL, has been named to a prestigious list of individuals under the age of 40 who excel in their fields and are using their talents to build a brighter future for West Virginia.