by Brian Anderson, Ph.D.
Above: Nor Farida Harun mentor research associates in NETL’s HyPer Facility. (Photo taken before 2020)
Innovation continues to thrive at NETL, as demonstrated in another productive quarter and as a direct result of our talented team. Thanks to your determination and dedication, we kicked off FY22 with impressive results.
In RIC, we celebrated the award-winning Multi-functional Sorbent Technology that is highly effective in cleaning contaminated waterways and removing metals from electronic and pharmaceutical production processes. We also commended a 10-year milestone for EDX, which is advancing energy and environmental research and development and enabling us to meet important clean energy goals.
In TDC, our work with our partners is accelerating the transition to a lower-carbon world. For example, an NETL-industry partnership rapidly scaled up a new carbon capture technology that could significantly lower the capital investment needed to develop carbon capture plants at gigaton scale. In another project, a bio-cement technology developed by university and industry partners with NETL oversight has been licensed as a commercial product that helps seal problematic defects in wellbore casing cement.
These, and other projects across our lab, are making great strides in our work to drive innovation and deliver solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future.
Our work also garnered recognition through several prestigious awards this quarter, highlighting the impact and reach of our world-class talent:
This is only a glimpse of our team’s many successes. Your contributions this quarter were tremendous and are making a positive impact on lives across the globe as we work to ensure affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle and enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans. A snapshot of this quarter’s accomplishments are available in this newly released report (PDF).
Congratulations on another successful quarter.