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Department of Energy Announces Up to $26 Million in Funding Opportunity for Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies
Image of NETL logoWASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $26 million in federally funded financial assistance for cost-shared research and development projects under the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE) Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies funding opportunity announcement (FOA).

DOE-Supported CO2-Capture Project Hits Major Milestone: 4 Million Metric Tons
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A large-scale carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technology made possible through support from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and National Energy Technology Laboratory has captured and transported its 4-millionth metric ton of CO2.

NETL-Developed Software Suite Recognized as a Finalist for Prestigious R&D 100 Award
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NETL’s National Risk Assessment Partnership (NRAP) Toolset has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious R&D 100 Award. The Toolset is a software package that includes ten science-based computational tools that predict environmental risk performance of geologic carbon dioxide (CO2) storage sites. These tools support industry and regulatory stakeholders as they design and implement safe and effective geologic carbon storage projects to sequester the large volumes of human-made CO2.

DOE to Invest $16 Million for Radically Engineered Modular Systems
Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy has selected nine projects to support the development of advanced technologies that will foster early adoption of small-scale modular coal-gasification. Used for power and other applications, these technologies may open new market opportunities for domestic coal. NETL will manage the new projects.

NETL in the News

News IconBuchanan CO2 storage project results to be discussed – (NETL participation highlighted) – Bluefield Daily Telegraph

News IconCan rare earths turn old coal mines into gold mines supplying smartphone makers? — Pittsburgh Post-Gazett

News IconScientists say cost of capturing CO2 declining (NETL experts quoted) – Associated Press

News IconEngineering professor receives grant to find clean combustion engines (NETL noted) – The Daily Couger of the University of Houston

Director's Corner

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek

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When he visited NETL, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry described our Laboratory as “a fascinating place to work” and remarked that he is “continually amazed at what goes on at our National Labs.” He added that “as a country, we thrive off innovation…and the Department of Energy embodies that innovation.”


Visit of Eaton Corp. R&D Representatives


R&D Officials from Eaton Corp. visited NETL Pittsburgh last week to tour facilities and learn more about the Laboratory’s expertise in fuel cells, general materials, offshore power conversion, and sensors and controls. NETL and Eaton have collaborated on research before. Last week’s meetings were intended to explore future collaborative possibilities. The Eaton visitors attended Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s High-Performance Computing for Materials Program launch event Thursday in downtown Pittsburgh prior to their NETL tour.

Director Bochenek Addresses PA Lawmakers at White House


NETL Director Dr. Grace Bochenek addressed members of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives at a White House Conversation on Infrastructure: Empowering State and Local Leaders. The conference was held to help promote relationships between federal agencies and state lawmakers. The Director discussed innovations, impacts, and partnerships of the Laboratory.