NETL’s 2021 Crosscutting Research and Advanced Energy Systems Project Review Meeting continues through May with seven days of presentations showcasing innovations to enhance the efficiency and reliability of electricity production and increase domestic supplies of rare earth elements (REEs).
During more than 80 virtual sessions between May 17 and May 26, 2021, engineers and scientists working on NETL-supported projects will also discuss research driving technologies to lower water use in energy production and advancing the use of sensors and controls to gain pivotal insights into optimizing power plant performance.
Additional sessions will explore projects devoted to simulation-based engineering to improve efficiencies and lower costs. The month will conclude with two days focusing on extracting, separating and recovering REEs and critical minerals (CMs), which are needed for a wide variety of applications such as batteries for electric cars, magnets for wind turbines and materials for solar cells. Technologies highlighted within this session pave the way toward a net-zero emissions energy economy by 2050.
All sessions are free and open to all interested parties, but registration is required for attendance. Registration information, schedules and agendas for all sessions are posted on the NETL website.
Program sessions set for May 17 to May 26 are:
Featured projects on May 19 will review advanced manufacturing and embedded sensor technologies, monitoring and diagnostics for gas turbine application, as well as blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for enhanced cybersecurity.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory develops 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.