NETL Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., and other NETL leaders will meet with faculty at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on Tuesday, April 20, for discissions about key lab initiatives (KLIs) and their potential to intersect with research undertaken by the Pittsburgh university.
“Partnerships between NETL and CMU have yielded a number of revolutionary energy-related discoveries. Therefore, it’s important for NETL to bring the faculty up to speed on our latest priorities and projects so we can explore continued collaboration with the incredible talent at CMU,” Anderson said.
A fireside chat format will be used to create an informal yet structed program for the three-hour virtual session with CMU professors and researchers.
Anderson will provide an overview on NETL’s direction and priorities, which include developing and supporting strategies and technologies to achieve carbon management goals outlined by President Biden. Priorities of the new administration call for a carbon emission-free electricity sector no later than 2035 and economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050 while supporting the creation of good-paying manufacturing jobs to ensure the cost of the energy transition is not disproportionately borne by economically distressed power plant and coal communities.
The bulk of Anderson’s presentation will address the Lab’s KLIs. In 2020, NETL executed an extensive competency assessment to identify paths for growth of the Lab’s capabilities, culminating in the establishment of four KLIs. The KLIs were crafted to meet strategic goals while exercising and enhancing NETL’s technical capabilities. The KLIs are:
After Anderson’s presentation, faculty will discuss specific KLIs and related topics during 30-minute sessions with the following NETL leaders:
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory develops and commercializes advanced technologies that provide clean energy while safeguarding the environment. NETL’s work supports DOE’s mission to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy and environmental challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.