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Patented Solvent Technology Offers Efficient Process for CO2 Capture
Image of NETL logoA patented technology from NETL inventors offers a cost-effective way for chemical plants, power plants, refineries and others to separate carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from hydrogen (H2), carbon monoxide, (CO), and nitrogen (N2), which will enable low-carbon electricity generation and efficient fuel processing, among other benefits.

NETL Engineers Provide Knowledge to the Local Community on Green Roof Installation
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NETL is providing first-hand knowledge to the City of Morgantown Engineering and Urban Landscape Departments on the energy efficiency of adding a green roof to the City Hall building. The Morgantown Engineering and Urban Landscape Departments visited the NETL Morgantown Site for a presentation by Facility Operations Engineering and Operations Team engineers on the Technology Support Facility’s (TSF) Green Roof build followed by a tour.

NETL Invents Chromia Refractory Brick that can Increase Refractory Service Life and Gasifier Efficiency
Image of NETL logoNETL researchers have developed a refractory brick that can increase the service life of refractories that are used to line entrained flow slagging gasifiers, reducing wear from molten mineral impurities (slag) in carbon feedstock, and resulting in reduced replacement costs and an increased gasifier availability and efficiency.

DOE Research Uses High Frequency, Three-port Transformers to Enhance Combined Solar Power Systems
Image of NETL logoAs the sun rises and sets each day, the availability of solar power comes and goes. Cloud cover, weather patterns and more also impact reliability. This variability makes it challenging for many to count on solar power to meet their energy needs. To expand solar energy use in the United States, scientists must find an efficient and cost-effective way to combat the natural intermittency of photovoltaic (PV) power.

NETL in the News

News IconWVU partners to make marketable products from shale gas – The State Journal

News IconHigh-frequency, three-port transformers demonstrate ability to improve solar power (an NETL discovery) –

News IconDOE Announces Funding for New HPC4Manufacturing Industry Projects (NETL projects among those supported) –

News IconUK CAER, Hazard Partnership Seeks to Improve Rural Power Generation (NETL funding noted) – University of Kentucky

Director's Corner

Dr. Grace M. Bochenek

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When Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (ASFE) Steven Winberg visited NETL’s Pittsburgh and Morgantown sites in December 2017, he emboldened us to focus on work that achieves key facets of the Administration’s America First Energy Plan – including boosting our energy independence, enhancing safety and stimulating the economy.