NETL Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., will discuss technological advances made by the national labs to resolve challenging and complex energy issues at the third annual Advanced Energy Technology Forum, a virtual event to be held Thursday, Sept. 9, by the United States Energy Association.
Participating with Anderson in the panel discussion, which begins at 9:05 a.m. ET, will be: Jennifer Wilcox, principal deputy assistant secretary, Fossil Energy and Carbon Management, U.S. Department of Energy; Martin Keller, director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; James Misewich, associate laboratory director, Energy and Photon Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory; and Marianne Walck, deputy laboratory director for science and technology and chief research officer, Idaho National Laboratory.
“I am honored to contribute to this discussion about the exciting work undertaken by NETL and other national labs as we find solutions to produce affordable and reliable levels of electricity. This critical research is paving the way for the U.S to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the power sector by 2035 and the broader economy by 2050,” Anderson said.
Anderson leads NETL’s 1,300-plus employees and guides more than 1,000 R&D projects and project performers in 50 states with a total award value of $5 billion. Under Anderson’s leadership, NETL has initiated technology development and deployment projects that include direct air capture technologies for decarbonization, chemical looping combustion with potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the incorporation of diverse energy sources — including renewable, nuclear and fossil with carbon capture — to more effectively provide environmental sustainability.
In April, Anderson took on additional responsibilities when he was named executive director of the Biden Administration’s Interagency Working Group (IWG) on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization. In this capacity, Anderson leads efforts to ensure the shift to a clean energy economy creates good-paying union jobs, spurs economic revitalization, remediates environmental degradation and supports energy workers in coal, oil and gas and power plant communities across the country.
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NETL is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.