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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $88 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects enhancing technologies for oil and natural gas recovery under two separate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs). The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will manage the projects selected under both… Keep reading →


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing up to $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) under the second closing of the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE’s) Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies funding opportunity announcement. Selected projects will support the development of solvent, sorbent, and membrane technologies… Keep reading →


Pittsburgh, PA – Two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratories with energy research expertise are joining forces to pursue research on new ways to use coal to create innovative high-value products. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed today by representatives of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) at… Keep reading →

Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has found high rare earth element (REE) concentrations in coal samples taken from the Illinois, Northern Appalachian, Central Appalachian, Rocky Mountain Coal Basins, and the Pennsylvania Anthracite region. These highly concentrated samples are greater than 300 parts per million (ppm). “Rare Earth Elements are vital to the development… Keep reading →

Move Over Platinum, We Want Nickel!

California Power Grid Strained By Heat Wave

A catalyst developed by researchers at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is revolutionizing catalyst design — the way they are studied, how they work, and how much they cost — and it may help meet the ever-growing demand for energy with minimal environmental impact. “This is a big deal!” — Douglas Kauffman, lead researcher Catalysts make… Keep reading →

These Tiny Capsules Fight Climate Change

National Renewable Energy Lab Tests Green Energies In Colorado

These capsules are tiny, but they promise to have a big impact in the fight against climate change. Using the same baking soda found in most grocery stores, scientists from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, along with colleagues from Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have created a significant advance in carbon dioxide… Keep reading →

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  Dr. Barbara Kutchko, who works at the Pittsburgh facility of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), was brought in as an expert by the Department of Justice after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. Recognizing a knowledge gap in what we know about foam cement, which is frequently used to support underwater… Keep reading →


A platinum-chromium alloy makes coronary stents stronger, more flexible and resistant to corrosion. Now, Department of Energy National Lab scientists are winning an award for their work on the development, transfer and successful commercialization of the novel alloy. The researchers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) will receive a 2015 ASM Engineering Materials Achievement Award from the materials… Keep reading →

Workers install the "K Computer" superco

This article is part of the series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…” Be sure to check back for more entries soon. Encompassing three research sites and two offices in five separate states — Alaska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and West Virginia — the Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has a 104‑year history… Keep reading →

A liquified natural gas (LNG) tanker sit

Having read the U.S. National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) report, “Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Perspective on Exporting Liquefied Natural Gas from the United States,” published on May 29, 2014, we are puzzled by the skewed conclusions reached by the Washington Post: “That U.S. exports of LNG to China could end up being worse from a… Keep reading →

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