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Q3 F22 report
NETL Celebrates Clean Energy Accomplishments in Fourth Quarter of FY22

Director’s Corner

by Brian Anderson, Ph.D.

I’m pleased to share a newly released quarterly report — a roundup of some of our work to meet clean energy goals that call for a net-zero carbon emission electricity sector by 2035 and economy-wide net-zero emissions by 2050.  

Our fourth-quarter success stories describe impressive strides across a range of energy technology development, including:

  •  A robust, user-friendly tool to estimate CO2 storage efficiency in a variety of geological environments, including saline formations, shale formations and residual oil zones, has been downloaded more than 500 times by organizations in nearly 90 countries around the world. 
  • A patented, cutting-edge fiber-optic sensor developed by NETL researchers to monitor conditions in extreme environments thousands of feet below the Earth’s surface is being used to obtain essential data needed to safely sequester greenhouse gas in underground reservoirs. 
  • A resource, released by NETL and its partners, for computational tools to complete CO2 storage permit applications is serving as a valuable reference for industry, regulatory, academic and public stakeholders. 

We also scored several awards and recognitions for our team, including:

  • NETL’s work to evolve advanced vehicle technologies, including electric vehicles, and expand their use on American highways, was recognized for excellence by the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Office.
  • Researcher Christina Lopano received the Professional Excellence Award from the Association for Women Geoscientists.
  • Researcher Michael Buric served on a project team that won an R&D 100 award for a cutting-edge optical fiber sensor.
  • Technology Manager Richard Dennis was recognized at Turbo Expo 2022 for his efforts to advance the development of high-efficiency turbines.    

These are only a few examples of our team’s recent successes and contributions as we continue our mission to drive innovation and deliver solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. I invite you to read more about these and other efforts in this report. (PDF version available here.)