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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. 
Greg Lackey, Ph.D.
An NETL research engineer who has dedicated his career to assessing the environmental and human health risks associated with U.S. oil and gas well infrastructure, has been named to a prestigious list of individuals who have advanced the fields of environmental science or environmental engineering.
NETL is launching a pilot training program for the Battery Workforce Initiative (BWI) — a national effort to ensure worker safety and open new pathways for careers in America’s fast-growing battery manufacturing sector.
NETL experts and representatives of the Department of Energy (DOE) at the North Carolina visit.
NETL experts and representatives of the Department of Energy (DOE) visited North Carolina to review final preparations to ship and test a lower-cost transformational technology developed by CORMETECH Inc. that is designed to capture at least 95% of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the flue gas of natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) power plants.
Headshot photograph of Heather Quedenfeld
Heather Quedenfeld has been named chief operating officer of NETL. During her 32 years of federal service, Quedenfeld has worked in all technology program-related areas, resulting in diverse experience at the NETL. She has held numerous senior level positions, including acting chief operating officer, deputy director for the Technology Development Center, associate director for Carbon Management research, acting chief of staff for the Laboratory director, and acting lead for the Office of Science and Technology Career Management. 
Version 1.0 of the Catalog of U.S. Prospective Subsurface Storage Reservoir Sealing Formations
The continual growth of geologic carbon storage projects calls for the growth of comprehensive data resources to support project planning, geologic characterization and risk analysis. Researchers at NETL recently published a new dataset, the Catalog of U.S. Prospective Subsurface Storage Reservoir Sealing Formations, that aggregates prospective seal units for potential storage resources within the U.S. for geologic carbon storage in both onshore and offshore basins. 
Ultralow oxygen metal powders.
Researchers from NETL, Blacksand Technologies LLC and the University of Utah are collaborating on a project to develop improved and low-cost manufacturing of ultralow oxygen reactive metal powders, which are used to create alloys needed for harsh energy-related environments.
National Energy Technology Laboratory researchers utilize sorbents to extract solubilized rare earth elements from aqueous solutions.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management has announced that a NETL-led project focused on accelerating and de-risking critical minerals and materials (CMMs) technology development and commercialization will receive $75 million to develop the Critical Materials Supply Chain Research Facility (METALLIC), bringing the expertise of nine national laboratories to bear on the nation’s critical materials challenges.
Joule 2.0 Supercomputer
Through the development, validation and application of a suite of multiphase flow tools, NETL has established itself as a leader in applying high-performance computing (HPC) to computationally demanding multiphase flow problems — research that is critical for designing next-generation energy systems that will meet the nation’s decarbonization goals.