At the conclusion World War II, interest in producing synthetic fuels soared. In fact, the original mission of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Morgantown centered on finding better methods of gasifying coal to produce synthesis gas. Through the years, NETL-Morgantown has continued to lead research that enables domestic coal, natural gas and oil to economically power homes, industries, businesses and transportation while protecting the environment and enhancing U.S. energy independence. The recently created Reaction Analysis & Chemical Transformation or ReACT Laboratory stands out among the numerous projects and facilities at the Morgantown site. This facility supports NETL’s energy conversion engineering work, offering researchers innovative tools to advance the science of chemical reactions and energy conversion with the long-term goals of more efficient fuel use and lowering emissions.