by Brian Anderson, Ph.D.
As we close out what has certainly been a year like no other, I’m proud to say that NETL remained highly productive and unwavering in our work to deliver technology solutions to the nation’s energy challenges. Energy underpins every facet of our society, and NETL researchers remain committed to finding ways to use our nation’s resources sustainably and efficiently. The fruits of our work are enabling affordable power generation for healthcare workers, teleworkers, truck drivers, grocery workers and everyone else across our country who persevered through 2020.
NETL’s in-house research is built on five competencies — computational science and engineering, materials engineering and manufacturing, energy conversion engineering, geologic and environmental systems, and systems engineering and analysis — designed to accelerate development of technologies that will enable effective resource development, efficient energy conversion and environmental sustainability:
With this expertise, our researchers are tackling a wide-range of energy challenges — with impressive results. For example:
These are just a few examples of the breakthroughs our team achieved this year. You can read more about these accomplishments and others throughout December, as we share success stories of how our talented team of scientists and engineers made a difference in 2020. Visit our newsroom to read more.