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Breakthrough Could Improve Turbine Performance, Reduce Carbon Emissions from Power Plants

Image of NETL logoResearch supported by the Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has led to a discovery that could significantly increase the efficiency of turbines in fossil fuel electricity generation.  This breakthrough could reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants and help drive the clean energy economy in the U.S.

New Airborne Technology Measures Ocean Surface Currents for Offshore Energy Production and Emergency Rescue Missions

Image of NETL logoIn a breakthrough project sponsored by the Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), private-sector partners Fugro and Areté Associates have developed, commercialized, and sold a system that can monitor offshore current conditions from the air, providing critical information in record time for oceanographic research and emergency situations, such as oil spills and search and rescue missions.

Project Captures First-Ever Comprehensive Hydraulic Fracturing Research Data from 1.5 Miles Underground

Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), working with the Gas Technology Institute, Laredo Petroleum, and other industry partners, has collected what is possibly the world’s most comprehensive hydraulic-fracturing research dataset in unconventional shale. 

NETL Researcher Wins Carnegie Science Award for Outstanding Innovation in Energy

Image of NETL logoNational Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) researcher Dr. Shiwoo Lee has been honored with an Innovation in Energy award by the Carnegie Science Center. Dr. Lee is being recognized for his work on critical efficiency improvements that will make solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs)—an efficient, combustion-less, virtually pollution-free power source capable of using fossil fuels—economically attractive for widespread and industry use.

Director's Corner

 Photo of Dr. Grace Bochenek Accelerating New Fossil Energy Innovations through Regional Partnerships

Recently, I had an exciting opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss the future of energy in America with more than 100 invited energy stakeholders from 11 states at the Regional Energy Innovation Forum, sponsored by the University of Kentucky’s Center for Applied Energy Research. It was an excellent forum, at which I highlighted the kind of projects NETL is pursuing in partnership with the private sector and university researchers.


2016 Day of Caring

Spotlight Image While the main outdoor activity for the 2016 Day of Caring was postponed on Wednesday, a smaller group of NETL employees still participated in other locations around Morgantown including Morgantown Health Right, Mountain Line Transit Authority, and PACE Enterprises. The outdoor group activity will be rescheduled in the near future. Pictured are (back row, left to right) Michael Buric, Dora Reese, and Joe Yip, as well as (front row, left to right) Sara Kidder, Deborah Buterbaugh, and Stacy Jamison.

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