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Electric Vehicle Ecosystem in Appalachia Advancing with NETL Support
NETL project partners Tennessee Technological University, the West Virginia Clean Cities Program and the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium of WVU Energy Institute, are reimagining transportation in rural America by working to build an electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem in Appalachia, and these efforts recently took a crucial step forward in Marion County, West Virginia.
NETL is leading the Center for Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals (CSFC), a focus to help the U.S. chemicals industry retool products and operations for a sustainable future that strengthens domestic manufacturing as the nation transitions to clean energy.
The United States Research Impact Alliance (USRIA), a technology development incubator based in Morgantown, West Virginia, will receive $1 million to accelerate NETL-supported clean energy and manufacturing projects to market and stimulate the formation of new businesses to help reach the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal of a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and NETL continue to support the engineering scale development of SRI International’s mixed-salt process (MSP), representing one of the department’s many commitments to carbon capture technology innovation. The success of NETL’s Carbon Capture Program will enable cost-effective implementation of technologies that can be applied to the existing fleet of fossil fuel-fired plants, new plants, industrial facilities and the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) are advertising the availability for licensing of either or both of the following two DOE-supported technologies. 
Ampere Scientific, an Oregon-based company that licenses NETL’s Arc Position Sensing (APS) technology, received a best paper award at the Liquid Metals Processing and Casting conference held in Birmingham, England. The paper detailed a first-of-its-kind demonstration of the technology, which may lead to better processing and larger yields of specialty metals used in the energy, aerospace, chemical industries and other advanced applications.
Three Patents
Three innovative NETL energy technologies have been awarded patents:
FLC Award
NETL celebrated its successful collaboration to transform Pittsburgh’s energy infrastructure through innovation at the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) National Meeting.
City of Pittsburgh
With 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.