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Christopher A. Smith Confirmed as Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy

Christopher A. Smith was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, December 16th, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.

Oil Operators Gain Powerful, User-Friendly Enhanced Oil Recovery Planning Software

New software developed by NITEC LLC (Denver, Colo.) under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory enables quicker, more affordable technical studies of carbon dioxide (CO2) enhanced oil recovery (EOR) for small- to mid-sized U.S. oilfield operators.

NETL’s BLOSOM Works to Predict and Prevent Underwater Oil Spills

A new modeling tool created by scientists at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is helping to prevent future hydrocarbon leaks and providing a greater understanding of how hydrocarbon leaks from all sources are transported throughout offshore systems.

ASM International Honors NETL Work on Platinum-Chromium Alloy for Coronary Stents

For their work on the development, transfer, and successful commercialization of a novel platinum-chromium alloy used in next-generation coronary stents, scientists at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), and their colleagues, have been selected to receive a 2015 ASM Engineering Materials Achievement Award from the materials science and engineering society ASM International.


Director's Corner

Dr. Grace Bochenek

As Director of NETL, Dr. Grace M. Bochenek brings a tradition of leadership, technical expertise, and precision to the laboratory’s mission of protecting the nation’s environment and enhancing its energy independence. Dr. Bochenek’s vision is to build upon NETL’s expertise in coal, natural gas, and oil technologies; energy systems analysis; and international energy issues to effectively address the energy and environmental challenges of the 21st century and create innovations that will benefit generations to come.

A National Treasure: NETL's Advanced Materials Research

Director's Message


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