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NETL to Host Spring Fossil Energy R&D Project Review Meeting
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Many of the nation’s leading scientists and engineers will present new energy technologies at the NETL-hosted Spring Fossil Energy R&D Project Review Meeting Tuesday, April 21, through Thursday, April 23, at the Omni William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh. The meeting also is expected to attract representatives from electric utilities, as well as research universities and private industries who are interested in partnering with NETL on current and future projects.

The conference will explore how research and development (R&D) activities sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) are advancing transformative science and innovative technologies that enable the reliable, efficient, affordable and environmentally sound use of fossil fuels.

Fossil energy sources constitute more than 80% of the country’s total energy use, and are important to the nation’s security, economic prosperity and growth. Focus areas will include:

  • Crosscutting Research programs to foster and accelerate broadly applicable technology in the areas of sensors and controls, cybersecurity, modeling and simulations, water management and high-performance materials.
  • Rare Earth Elements (REEs) programs that concentrate on developing an economically competitive and sustainable domestic supply of REEs, which are used in everything from green energy applications and personal electronics to defense technology, from coal and coal byproducts.
  • Gasification System programs to advance technologies for modular coal gasification, air separation and reactor engineering design for affordable and cleaner electricity production and high-value products, such as fuels and chemicals, while opening new markets for domestic coal.
  • Coal Beneficiation efforts to enhance the value of coal as a feedstock and develop new high-value products from coal.
  • Transformative Power Generation initiatives to develop technologies that will improve performance and extend the life of existing power plants and build the next generation of modular coal-fired power plants to provide stable power generation with operational flexibility and high efficiency.

The meeting offers attendees a valuable opportunity to share in the knowledge and insights gained from research projects supported by NETL. The agenda will include a mix of plenary, multitopic breakout and interactive poster sessions to foster discussion and collaboration on key research efforts, both domestic and international. A total of 155 oral presentations and more than 80 poster presentations will be made.

“As the lead R&D office for FE, NETL is proud to host this exceptional event, which will examine the important progress being made in several areas of fossil energy research to improve U.S. energy security and independence,” said Brian J. Anderson, Ph.D., director of NETL.

Attendees are welcome to register for one day or multiple days, based on their interest in each day’s topics. Click here to register or to learn more.

Contact Information

For questions regarding program content, contact Maria Reidpath, project manager, Enabling Technologies and Partnerships, U.S. Department of Energy, at 304-285-4140 or

For questions regarding conference logistics, contact Karen Lockhart, NETL Event Management, at 412-386-4763 or