News Releases

NETL Corrosion Scientist Earns International Technical Achievement Award
May 30, 2013

For the impressive breadth of her contributions to the field of corrosion science, both as an educator and researcher, NETL's Malgorzata Ziomek-Moroz has been recognized by NACE International, The Corrosion Society.

Finding Alternative Water Sources for Power Plants with Google Earth
May 29, 2013

Sobering news from experts: Rising populations, regional droughts, and decreasing groundwater levels are draining the nation’s fresh water supply.

Modeling Through Shared Resources, No High-Fashion Experience Required
May 29, 2013

Modeling—the computer kind, not the runway kind—can help researchers predict particle movement, enabling improvements in the design of components used in energy production. To give graduate students experience modeling these systems, NETL has placed several high-performance computer clusters at Oregon State University.

Recycling Carbon Dioxide to Make Plastics
May 20, 2013

The world's first successful large-scale production of a polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polymer using waste carbon dioxide (CO2) as a key raw material has resulted from a projected funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy.

Expedition Provides New Insight on Gas Hydrates in Gulf of Mexico
May 14, 2013

A joint-federal-agency 15-day research expedition in the northern Gulf of Mexico yielded innovative high-resolution seismic data and imagery that will help refine characterizations of large methane hydrate resources in the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.

Breakthrough Industrial Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage Project Begins Full-Scale Operations
May 10, 2013

The Energy Department’s Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Christopher Smith today attended a dedication ceremony at the Air Products and Chemicals hydrogen production facilities in Port Arthur, Texas. Supported by a $284 million Energy Department investment, the company has successfully begun capturing carbon dioxide from industrial operations and is now using that carbon for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and securely storing it underground. This first-of-a-kind, breakthrough project advances carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies and demonstrates the potential to safely secure carbon dioxide pollution underground while providing an economic benefit and increasing our energy security.

NETL Scientist Named Finalist for Service to America Medal
May 08, 2013

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) metallurgist Dr. Paul Jablonski, was named a finalist for a Partnership for Public Service Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal – known as the Sammies – during a congressional breakfast ceremony today in Washington, DC.  The annual awards pay tribute to federal employees whose work advances the health, safety and well-being of Americans.

Carbon Storage Atlas, Employee Newsletter Earn International Communications Awards
May 07, 2013

The Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and its National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) recently walked away with two prestigious 2013 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards presented by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC).