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Funding Opportunity Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $11 million for four selected projects that will help fight climate change by bolstering the nation’s carbon management industry. The projects, funded by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will support the transport of carbon dioxide (CO2) captured from industrial and power generation facilities, as well as from legacy carbon dioxide emissions captured directly from the atmosphere, to locations for permanent geologic storage. This effort supports the development of a large-scale carbon management industry, key to achieving the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic climate and clean energy agenda.
2024 Annual Earth Day Poster Contest digital flyer
Earth Day is an annual event that has been celebrated since 1970 and closely aligns with NETL’s vision to develop sustainable energy solutions and protect the environment for future generations. In celebration of Earth Day, observed tomorrow, April 22, NETL proudly announces the winners of its annual Earth Day Poster Contest.
DOE is investing $3.5 billion for the development of four domestic regional DAC Hubs.
NETL’s Andy Jones, technology manager for the Lab’s Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) Program, shared details of how the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) intends to kick-start a nationwide network of large-scale carbon removal sites using direct air capture (DAC) technology to address legacy carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution and complement rapid emissions reductions.
Pittsburgh skyline
NETL will present its research in Gasification Systems, Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Turbines, Sensors and Controls, Simulation-Based Engineering, University Training and Research and Reversible Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, technologies that will help realize a decarbonized economy and power sector, during the 2024 FECM/NETL Spring R&D Project Review Meeting in Pittsburgh April 23-25.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced the selection of five research and development (R&D) projects to receive nearly $8 million for the treatment and management of produced water—or wastewater associated with oil and natural gas development and production—and the management of legacy wastewater associated with coal-based thermal electric power generation facilities. These projects are in addition to $10 million for four projects previously announced in December 2023 to help lower the cost of developing and demonstrating technologies to manage wastewater safely and effectively for beneficial end-uses, while supporting DOE’s goals to provide environmental and economic benefits to communities that have been affected by stressed water resources and legacy pollution. These same energy production waste streams also contain recoverable critical minerals and materials, including rare earth elements, that are essential to our national security and to manufacturing clean energy technologies such as solar panels, wind turbines, and hydrogen fuel cells.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced $8 million in federal funding for 14 projects to advance technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial facilities and power plants and convert those CO2 emissions into valuable products. Advancing the development of these technologies will help decarbonize industrial processes and establish the foundation for the development of a successful carbon conversion industry in the United States--supporting the Biden-Harris Administration’s ambitious climate goals of achieving a carbon-neutral power sector by 2035 and net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Womanium Foundation, along with officials of the Naval Nuclear Laboratory.
Representatives of the Womanium Foundation, an organization that encourages girls and women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), visited NETL along with officials of the Naval Nuclear Laboratory’s Pittsburgh-based Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory to discuss potential collaborative efforts.
Marianne Walck, Ph.D.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) has elected NETL Director Marianne Walck as a 2023 AAAS Fellow for distinguished contributions and technical excellence in geophysics, earth sciences and energy and climate science; strategic leadership at two national laboratories; and unwavering diversity, equity and inclusion leadership and advocacy.
High-performance computing at NETL has advanced development of alloys, solid oxide fuel cells and metal-organic frameworks.
NETL expertise in high-performance computing has significantly cut the cost and research time needed to design high-strength alloys for low-carbon energy production and has been used as a valuable tool to advance the performance of solid oxide fuel cells and water sorption materials for clean energy technologies.
Natalie Pekney is pictured with Burcu Akinci (left), head of the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at CMU.
NETL’s Natalie Pekney, Ph.D., was awarded the Carnegie Mellon University Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department’s Lieutenant Colonel Christopher K. Raible Distinguished Public Service Award during an alumni event held April 13 in Pittsburgh.