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George Guthrie, Ph.D., has been named principal deputy director of NETL. Guthrie joins NETL from Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he served as deputy director for the applied energy programs, leading a diverse portfolio of applied R&D in applied energy and helping to establish and lead a place-based initiative in energy transition for the intermountain west. Guthrie is a scientist with over 30 years of experience in geosciences and applied-energy applications.
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NETL researchers’ detective work to locate abandoned and undocumented oil and gas wells using drone flights, electromagnetic field detectors, light detecting and ranging (LiDAR) technology and even operation of a user friendly tip line were detailed in an article in National Geographic Magazine, one of the most widely read magazines of all time.
Illustration of a turbine spinning rapidly.
NETL experts will discuss research that supports expanding the use of hydrogen-fueled gas turbines to produce clean electricity while meeting environmental standards for low emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx), pollutants that contribute to the formation of smog and acid rain.
From left to right: Joseph Renk, Kyle Glazewski, Brent Brannon and Kirk Johnson.
The University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center’s (EERC) Produced Water Management Through Geologic Homogenization, Conditioning and Reuse (GHCR) project — funded by NETL and developed in partnership with the North Dakota Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Research Program and Nuverra Environmental Solutions — is a finalist in the Oil and Gas category of the 2022 Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards.
Molten metal being taken out of a press using large plyers.
NETL researchers will exhibit and take part in technical sessions at the 2022 Liquid Metal Processing and Casting Conference (LMPC), held Sept. 18-21, 2022, at the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia. The conference convenes academic and industry experts to discuss the latest advances in processes used to cast large ingots of highly alloyed metals.
A photo pf Barbara Kutchko, a blonde woman with shoulder length hair wearing brown eyeglasses, a peach colored button-up shirt and a white lab coat.
Barbara Kutchko, a senior researcher at NETL who develops advanced cement systems to reduce the environmental footprint of drilling operations, will serve as a key organizer and presenter at Cementing in an Unconventional World, a workshop presented by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Sept. 27-29, 2022, in Galveston, Texas.
Funding Opportunity Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced almost $4.7 million in funding for six projects to advance the development of ceramic-based materials to improve the efficiency of hydrogen-fueled turbines that may one day be used in clean power plants.
GCEAF Panel will take place Thursday, September 22nd.
NETL Director Brian Anderson will join other Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory directors to discuss the future direction of their laboratories’ energy research as part of a Business Forum during the 2022 Global Clean Energy Action Forum (GCEAF) September 21-23 in Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Matt Reeder uses an infrared camera to complete fieldwork as part of NETL’s abandoned well research project near Olean, New York. He is joined by Nathan Graber of the New York Department of Environmental Conservation. The photo was taken in March 2022. It was the first of three research trips by NETL to the site.
NETL experts have hit the road to develop best practices to find and characterize undocumented orphaned oil and gas wells, which can leak methane, a potent greenhouse gas, contaminate groundwater and create other environmental issues after they are abandoned or taken out of production.
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A groundbreaking class of hybrid solvents developed by NETL researchers to capture greenhouse gas from fuel streams and generate clean hydrogen from fossil energy resources could also bolster supply chains of key raw materials needed to address a crisis that is currently facing America’s farmers.