The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory has selected six Phase II projects, to further develop innovative technologies for advanced gas turbine components and supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) power cycles. The projects were selected from eleven projects that participated in Phase I that was recently completed by private sector companies.
The Energy Department’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is playing a key role in updating a 25-year-old testing standard that helps ensure quality, reduce cost, decrease waste, and support safer oil and gas operations around the world.
On June 30, Allentown, PA-based Air Products successfully captured and transported, via pipeline, its 3 millionth metric ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) to be used for enhanced oil recovery. This achievement highlights the ongoing success of a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
Four innovative energy technology research initiatives proposed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and involving partnerships with the private sector are among 54 projects at 12 national laboratories that will receive $16 million worth of funding to help move promising energy technologies to the marketplace.
Dr. Grace M. Bochenek
Pursuing an Aggressive Agenda of Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration
I am a firm believer that listening to customers is a key to better service whether you are operating a retail endeavor or a major national research laboratory. In the case of NETL, that means paying close attention to the energy needs of the people, agencies, and organizations across America where the skills, expertise, and capabilities of a resourceful national laboratory can make a real difference for a brighter future.
NETL Journal Article Selected as Editor’s Choice
Molecular model of CoCrFeMnNi by Shaoqing Wang via Wikipedia
Editors at the Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance have selected the NETL paper Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of High-Entropy Alloys as an Editor’s Choice article for 2015. The paper describes a study conducted by NETL researchers who investigated high-entropy alloys, which hold the promise of interesting and useful properties, such as enhanced strength and alloy stability. Only five papers are selected each year as Editor’s Choice articles from among all of the articles published in the journal. Being selected allows the paper to be accessed free of charge, avoiding the annual subscription fee.
NETL Is Giving Back to the Community by Participating in DOE’s STEM-E Initiative
NETL was proud to participate in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Enrichment Initiative (STEM-E), a program of the DOE Energy Jobs Strategy Council that was designed to give underprivileged youth the opportunity to gain critical thinking and technical skills and expose them to potential careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). STEM-E was designed to support the Summer Opportunity Project, a White House initiative created to increase summer job opportunities for underserved youth. NETL’s outreach team gave program participants the opportunity to take part in hands-on science experiments and discuss some of the exciting career opportunities that energy science has to offer.