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NETL Engages in STEM Outreach Through Remake Learning Lab Day
Image of NETL logoThe National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in collaboration with Allegheny County’s Executive Office and the Allegheny County Housing Authority, hosted a Remake Learning Lab Day on May 24, 2017, at NETL’s South Park, Pa., site outside of Pittsburgh.

NETL Scores “Innovative R&D” Prize at Shale Gas Innovation Contest
Image of NETL logoA technology developed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) providing a cost-effective early warning of oil or gas well destabilization that could result in blowout gusher has been recognized as an “Innovative R&D” winner at the Sixth Annual Shale Gas Innovation Contest.

Experts from 16 Major Research Universities Convene at NETL
Image of NETL logoExperts from 16 of the nation’s top energy research universities convened at the National Energy Research Laboratory (NETL) May 16–17, 2017, as part of NETL’s University Coalition for Energy Research (UCFER). Workshop participants shared information about ongoing energy research projects, toured NETL laboratory facilities, learned about current NETL research projects, and discussed opportunities for research collaboration.

NETL’s Energy Conversion Research Readies Solutions for Energy Challenges
Image of NETL logoWith research laboratories located in the heart of regions rich in fossil energy resources, NETL is on a mission to discover, integrate, and mature technology solutions to enhance the nation’s energy foundation and protect the environment for future generations. The Lab is leading efforts to resolve the environmental, supply, and reliability constraints of using America’s abundant fossil fuel resources—coal, natural gas, and oil. Energy conversion engineering is one of the Lab’s core competencies, specializing in technologies that enable low-carbon power production while optimizing environmental performance, water use, efficiency, and waste minimization.

Director's Corner

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek


NETL is widely known for its energy research and resulting innovations that help keep the nation powered with greater efficiency. But, our Laboratory has also become known far and wide for its expertise in conducting energy analysis in a range of key areas that help decision makers chart courses for continued success.


NETL has launched a new publication

Impact.jpgNETL Impact. The inaugural issue of this magazine looks at NETL’s efforts in the development and application of simulation-based computational tools for improving the efficiency of power generation systems. The overall mission of the quarterly publication is to inform stakeholders about the latest developments that NETL’s talented scientists and engineers are advancing to use our nation’s energy resources efficiently and safely to improve America’s energy security. You can review the first issue here!

NETL has developed a multi-cell array to accelerate fuel cell research.

sofc.pngFuel cell technology isn’t new, but the promise of this technology is vast. As part of NETL’s focus on energy conversion, the laboratory has been investing resources in unlocking the full promise of this technology. The multi-cell array (MCA) is one example of a unique platform that NETL has developed to aid in this research. The equipment is designed to rapidly test multiple fuel cells to determine how they degrade when exposed to contaminants, providing essential data to researchers hoping to extend the lifespan of energy technology.