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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $32.5 Million to Advance Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technologies
Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy and NETL have announced up to $32.5 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) to advance solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technologies. The selected projects will fall under the Office of Fossil Energy’s two funding opportunity announcements (FOAs): Preliminary Design and Techno-Economic Analysis of MWe-Class Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems and Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Core Technology Research.

DOE Selects Research Projects to Receive $2.8M for the Advancement of Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Technology
Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and NETL have selected two projects to receive approximately $2.8 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects. The projects will advance solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology and make progress toward enabling cost-competitive fossil-based power generation with near-zero emission.

NETL-Managed Project Stores 1 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide and Boosts Domestic Oil Production
Image of NETL logoThe NETL-managed Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) , led by Battelle, has achieved an important milestone by safely and permanently storing one million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) into a series of depleted oil fields in northern Michigan, leading to the production of a significant volume of oil that would have otherwise been left behind.

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $7M Funding Opportunity for Transformational Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture Technologies
Image of NETL logoThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and NETL have announced up to $7 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0001830, Transformational Pre-combustion Carbon Capture Technologies. Projects selected under this FOA will support FE’s Carbon Capture Program by advancing carbon dioxide–capture and –separation systems to help meet overall fossil energy performance goals. 

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Director's Corner

Sean I. Plasynski, Ph.D.

 Photo of Sean I. Plasynski, Ph.D. A message from Acting Director Sean Plasynski

To be associated with NETL and its history of innovating a robust American energy future is an honor itself. To be asked to help lead a cast of very talented people who craft energy innovations every day is a new and exciting challenge that heightens that honor. The people of NETL are special because they each bring high value skills to their teams and their work to support the goals of the Laboratory – to discover, develop and integrate innovative technologies that will help lead and elevate our nation’s safe and productive energy future.


ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit


NETL’s Dushyant Shekhawat explained the benefits of an exciting innovative technology resulting from a collaborative effort with West Virginia University (WVU) at the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) Energy Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. this week.  Shekhawat featured an ARPA-E funded project to design, build, and demonstrate a 1-kg ammonia/day microwave plasma catalytic reaction system. The technology is representative of NETL’s efforts to develop leading edge technology that can be transferred from the laboratory to the marketplace through entrepreneurial collaborations. The ninth ARPA-E Innovation Summit is geared to commercializing new innovative energy technologies. The summit brings together experts from different technical disciplines and professional communities to think about America's energy challenges in new and innovative ways. 

Spring Edition of NETL Impact Is Now Available


NETL presents the latest edition of a quarterly publication showcasing the Lab’s research on revolutionizing energy systems with new emerging sensor technologies and provides information about our new Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Mr. Steve Winberg, in this issue.Click here