Available NETL Technologies

Advanced Materials

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This portfolio includes technologies related to and involving:

  • Advanced structural materials for use in extreme environments, such as high-temperature, high-stress, erosive, and corrosive environments, including the performance of materials in contact with molten slags and salts.
  • Advanced functional materials and component processing technologies to meet technology performance requirements and enable scale-up for proof-of-concept studies. Includes separations, electrochemical, and magnetic materials.
  • Characterization of natural and engineered materials from the nanometer to meter scales.
  • New and improved refractories-and ceramics for use in aggressive environments.
  • Discovering timely and cost-effective methods to design and manufacture advanced alloys that are more energy efficient, ecologically benign, and long lasting compared to existing alloys.
Month Posted Partnership Opportunity Patent Information
new08/2018 Optical Sensing Materials Comprising Metal Oxide Nanowires U.S. Patent Pending
new06/2018 Novel Tri-Metallic Ferrite Oxygen Carriers Enhance Chemical Looping Combustion 9,797,594
new05/2018 Efficient Processes for the Conversion of Methane to Syngas U.S. Patent Pending
new05/2018 Method for Producing Hydrogen from Coal and Natural Gas U.S. Patent Pending
new04/2018 Novel Algorithm Enables Manufacture of Continuous Single-Crystal Fibers of Infinite Length U.S. Patent Pending
new02/2018 Blended Polymer for Gas Separation Membranes U.S. Patent Pending
new12/2017 Hydrophobic Carbon Capture Solvent U.S. Patent Pending
new12/2017 Conducting Metal Oxides Integrated With Surface Acoustic Waves (SAW) Sensors For Use In Harsh Environments U.S. Patent Pending
new11/2017 Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy Probe for Simplified Light Collection and Laser Operation U.S. Patent Pending
new11/2017 Stable Immobilized Amine Sorbents for the De-Coloration of Waste Waters U.S. Patent Pending
new10/2017 High-Temperature Sensors for Monitoring and Control of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Patent Pending
new07/2017 Method for Exhaust Cleanup from Combustion Processes Using Mixed-Metal Oxide Based Catalysts U.S. Patent Pending
new07/2017 Polymeric Sorbent for Use in CO2 Capture and Separation U.S. Patent Pending
new06/2017 Application of Oxide Dispersion Strengthening Coatings for Improved Transpiration Cooling 9,579,722
new06/2017 Chromia Refractory Brick with Carbon Treatment for Resistance to Slag Penetration in Gasifier Environments 9,598,318
new06/2017 Conversion of Carbon Dioxide to Carbon Monoxide or Synthesis Gas by Reforming or Gasification Using Oxygen Carriers/Catalysts U.S. Patent Pending
new04/2017 Integration of Thermal Energy Storage into Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems U.S. Patent Pending
new04/2017 Recovery of Metals from Petroleum Waste Byproducts U.S. Patent Pending
new04/2017 Simplified, Cost Effective Process for Extracting Lithium from Natural Brines U.S. Patent Pending
new02/2017 Gas Sensing System Employing Raman Scattering 8,674,306
new11/2016 Application of Immobilized Amine Sorbents for Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from Aqueous Systems U.S. Patent Pending
new05/2016 Pelletized Basic Amine Sorbents Using Fly Ash and Polymer Binders 8,834,822; 8,500,854; U.S. Patent Pending
new05/2016 Sensors for Corrosion Monitoring in Harsh Environments U.S. Patent Pending
new05/2015 Oxygen Separation Using Magnetic Membranes 9,636,631
new04/2015 Electroless Deposition Method for Producing Metallic Films and Their Alloys U.S. Patent Pending
new04/2015 Selective Hydrogen Monitoring Using Nanoparticle-Based Functional Sensors U.S. Patent Pending
new04/2015 Fiber Optic-Based pH Sensing In Aqueous Subsurface Environments U.S. Patent Pending
new04/2015 Selective Charge-State Dependent Catalytic Activity U.S. Patent Pending
new04/2015 Method For Synthesis of Poly (Ionic Liquid) Block Copolymers for Gas Separation U.S. Patent Pending
new04/2015 Triazolide-Based Ionic Liquid Solvents for Use in CO2 Capture U.S. Patent Pending
new03/2015 Method to Generate Oxygen-Rich Gas from Air Using Water 9,878,280
new03/2015 Field Deployable Method for Sensing Wet Gases U.S. Patent Pending
new02/2015 Hydrophobic Solvent for CO2 Capture Simplifies Gasification Process Patent Issued
new01/2015 Real-Time Wellbore Monitoring for Kick Detection U.S. Patent Pending
new01/2015 Novel High-Entropy Alloys for High Temperature Applications U.S. Patent Pending
new01/2015 Tunable Nanocomposite Alloys for Magnetic Field Sensing U.S. Patent Pending
new01/2015 Heat Recirculating Cooler for Use in Fuel Gas Sulfur Removal 7,442,353
new01/2015 Novel Bi-metallic Oxygen Carriers for Use in Chemical Looping Combustion 9,557,053; 10,030,204
new01/2015 Process for CO2 Capture Using Zeolites from High Pressure and Moderate Temperature Gas Streams 8,128,735
new01/2015 Method for Determining Solids Circulation Rate 8,116,992
new12/2014 Moisture Removal from Flue Gas for Enhanced Co2 Separation 8,888,895
new12/2014 Oxide-Dispersion Strengthened Coatings for Improved Alloy Performance 8,609,187
new11/2014 Use of Mixed Waste Slags for the Conversion of CO2/H2O TO CO/H2 9,840,756
new11/2014 High Efficiency Electrocatalytic Conversion of CO2 to CO 9,139,920
new09/2014 Mixed Matrix Membranes with Improved Gas Separation Properties 9,597,643
new09/2014 Plasmonic Heating for Catalytic Co2 Conversion and Utilization U.S. Patent Pending
new07/2014 Embedded Gas and Temperature Sensors for Extreme Environments 8,411,275; 8,638,440; 8,741,657; 8,836,945; 9,568,377; 9,019,502; 9,964,494
new05/2013 Pyrochlore-Based Catalysts for Syngas-Derived Alcohol Synthesis 9,150,476; 9,598,644
new05/2013 Method to Improve Steel Creep Strength by Alloy Design and Heat Treatment 9,181,597; 9,556, 503
new03/2013 Metal Oxide Promoters for Improving the Reactivity and Capacity of Oxygen Carriers for the Chemical Looping Combustion Process 8,807,988
new01/2013 Cu-Pd Hydrogen Separation Membranes with Reduced Palladium Content and Improved Performance 8,608,829
new12/2012 Regenerable Mixed Copper-Iron-Inert Support Oxygen Carriers for Solid Fuel Chemical Looping Combustion Process 9,523,499
new10/2012 Superalloy Surface Treatment for Improved Metal Performance 9,428,825
new09/2012 Improved Martensitic Steel for High Temperature Applications 8,246,767; 8,317,944
new02/2012 Method for the Production of Mineral Wool and Iron from Serpentine Ore 8,033,140
new02/2012 Poly (Hydroxyl Urethane) Adhesives and Binders from CO2-Based Intermediates 8,912,303; 9,243,174
new01/2012 Thief Carbon Catalyst for Oxidation of Mercury in Effluent Stream 8,071,500
new12/2011 Method for Regeneration of Immobilized Amine Sorbents for Use in CO2 Capture (the BIAS Process) 8,500,854
new12/2011 Regenerable Immobilized Aminosilane Sorbents for Carbon Dioxide Capture 8,834,822
new09/2011 Device and Method for Separating Minerals, Carbon and Cement Additives from Fly Ash 6,681,938
new06/2011 High Capacity Immobilized Amine Sorbents 7,288,136
new03/2011 Thermal Barrier Coating System 7,740,948; U.S. Patent Pending
new03/2011 Method for Producing Components with Internal Architectures, Such as Micro-Channel Reactors, via Diffusion Bonding Sheets 7,900,811
new10/2010 Catalysts for Oxidation of Mercury in Flue Gas 7,776,780
new08/2010 Method of Applying a Cerium Diffusion Coating to a Metallic Alloy 7,553,517
new08/2010 Laser Spark Distribution and Ignition System 7,421,166
new08/2010 Regenerable Sorbents for CO2 Capture from Moderate and High Temperature Gas Streams 7,314,847