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November 3, 2003
Department of Energy-Funded Research Advances Work on Fossil Fuels Nationwide
U.S. Department of Energy-funded research has verified vast available deposits of natural gas, led to the development of environmentally friendly drilling in the sensitive Arctic and the successful testing of flexible pipe that makes Houdini-like bends deep in the Earth to allow for the lateral extraction of gas supplies.

October 3, 2003
SECA Member Enters Joint Venture to Market Fuel Cells in Japan
Acumentrics Corporpation of Westwood, Mass., and Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation have formed a new company, Acumentrics Japan Co., to market and sell Acumentrics’ tubular solid oxide fuel cell power systems in Japan.

October 2, 2003
DOE Lab Earns Environmental Certification
Following an intensive 2 ½-year effort, the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has joined the growing international ranks of government agencies and private industries who have earned the prestigious ISO 14001 certification for environmental management.

September 29, 2003
First Test Passes Muster
A recent study conducted by Conversion Gas Imports (CGI), L.L.C. and Ebara International tested the largest LNG production pump ever made.

August 29, 2003
NETL Selects Sensor Research Projects
NETL has selected three projects to develop micro-sensors that will operate in the high-temperature, harsh environments of advanced fossil-fuel-based energy production systems.

August 6, 2003
DOE Selects Five Innovative Water Management Projects
study the link between coal power generation and fresh water availability and quality. The projects are the result of the first targeted solicitation under a new coal-fired power plant water management initiative, a part of DOE's Innovations for Existing Plants program.

New NETL Facility Tests CO2 Capture

NETL Scientists Obtain In Situ Spectrum of Synthetic Methane Hydrate Sample

Photochemical removal of mercury from flue gas

Nanotube activation and disorder may improve hydrogen storage

Award-winning sorbent, RVS-1, holds new promise for biomass

Producing hydrogen from water, without electrolysis

Reciprocating Compression Reformer for Fuel Cells

In the eye of the beholder: NETL's virtual environment center

Laser ignition for lean-burn engines

A Better Big Rig

PEMs, MEMS and microvalves

MFIX: Particle-fluid flow modeling, fast and free

Bugs in a bottle: H2 production by bacteria

Art and science push 3-D fuel cell modeling

A Fascination with Flame

Deep Ocean in the Lab


Contact: David Anna, DOE/NETL, 412-386-4646