NETL Research

Research

One of DOE's primary strategic goals is “to protect our national and economic security by promoting a diverse supply and delivery of reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy.” DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) contributes to this strategic goal through cutting-edge research and development focused on efficient energy use and clean energy production from our nation's domestic fossil fuel resources. Advanced technologies provide policymakers with expanded options for meeting vital national energy, environmental, and security needs.


Coal

How will our nation secure tomorrow's energy supplies? Domestic coal, oil, and natural gas resources are a fundamental part of the equation. NETL is advancing cost-effective technologies for finding and producing domestic fossil energy resources, while meeting requirements to protect the environment. 

Energy Systems | Capture/Compression  | Storage
Major Demonstrations | Cross-Cutting Research

Oil and Gas

Oil and natural gas are the lifeblood of our economy, accounting for more than 60 percent of the energy consumed in the United States. To meet projected demand, our nation has a vital interest in ensuring that competitively priced domestic natural gas and oil remain part of the U.S. energy portfolio for decades to come. 

Natural Gas Resources  |  Deepwater Technology  |  
Enhanced Oil Recovery  |  Methane Hydrate

Onsite Research

NETL onsite research and development collaborates with industrial and academic partners to solve problems that would otherwise become barriers to commercializing power systems, fuels, and environmental and waste management technologies. To achieve these goals, NETL offers a variety of R&D partnership options for academic and private-sector organizations. 

Research Portfolio  |  Research Capabilities  |  Internships

Energy Analysis

A variety of NETL energy analysis studies are being used to identify promising research and development opportunities that will enable economic sustainability, energy supply security, and technology solutions that mitigate global climate change and improve environmental performance.

Coal Program  |  Oil and Gas  |  Energy Trends and Issues

Energy Efficiency

DOE invests in R&D to increase energy efficiency in buildings, transportation, and industrial processes, as well as to accelerate development of renewable energy options. NETL supports DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in managing research partnerships.

Smart Grid Energy  |  Power & Vehicles  |  Energy Efficient Buildings

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