News Release

Release Date: November 08, 2018

NETL to Convene Workshop on Development of a Domestic Materials Supply Chain for Advanced Coal-Based Power Generation


NETL, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) only national laboratory devoted to advancing fossil energy technology, will host a special workshop Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Pittsburgh Airport Hyatt Regency Hotel devoted to the development of a vital domestic materials supply chain for advanced coal-based power generation.

The workshop, titled the 2018 Crosscutting Workshop on Developing a Domestic Supply Chain for High Temperature Steam Cycles, will feature presentations and perspectives from DOE and NETL experts, end users and materials vendors that highlight current materials supply chain activities and needs with a specific goal of identifying obstacles to further developments.

In the morning session, each presentation at the workshop will be followed by an extensive question and answer session. The afternoon sessions will feature longer facilitated discussions. In addition, participants can also present posters that illustrate their perspectives.

Space is limited for the workshop. Only the first 100 registrations will be accepted. For additional information and to register for the workshop, please visit

Persons interested in presenting a poster should contact Karen Lockhart at 412-386-4763 or e-mail

DOE’s Crosscutting Research, High-Performance Materials program focuses on developing cost effective structural and functional materials for advanced fossil energy power production technologies, enhancing the domestic supply chain, and reducing the cost and time needed to develop and commercialize new materials for fossil energy applications in extreme operating environments. 

High-performance material development includes advanced manufacturing methods and computational materials modeling as enabling technologies. Program activity advances technologies that enhance plant performance, flexibility, and reliability while reducing operations and maintenance costs of both existing coal-fired plants and new fossil energy infrastructure.

NETL produces technological solutions for America’s energy challenges. From developing creative innovations and efficient energy systems that make coal more competitive, to advancing technologies that enhance oil and natural gas extraction and transmission processes, NETL research is providing breakthroughs and discoveries that support home-grown energy initiatives, stimulate a growing economy, and improve the health, safety, and security of all Americans. Highly skilled men and women at three NETL research sites – Albany, Oregon; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. – conduct a broad range of research activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.