The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is a U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory that drives innovation and delivers technological solutions for an environmentally sustainable and prosperous energy future. By leveraging its world-class talent and research facilities, NETL is ensuring affordable, abundant and reliable energy that drives a robust economy and national security, while developing technologies to manage carbon across the full life cycle, enabling environmental sustainability for all Americans.
The lab is committed to utilizing and creating the most efficient technology to implement practices and policies that address the energy industry’s most demanding and complex challenges. To this end, NETL is working with our partners to achieve a carbon pollution-free power sector by 2035. We will accomplish this through the integration of critical clean energy technologies, including: battery storage; negative emissions technologies; carbon capture and storage; renewable hydrogen; rare earth element extraction from waste products; and extraction of highly efficient methane gas.
The lab’s research portfolio includes more than 1,100 projects—totaling an award value of over $9 billion, with more than 400 partners from small and large American businesses, national research organizations, colleges and universities, and other government laboratories. These partnerships enable access and promote collaboration for state-of-the-art facilities, linking energy technologies across regions.
Over 29 years, NETL’s scientists have earned 58 prestigious R&D 100 Awards and 49 regional and national awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium. NETL researchers have garnered national recognition for their work, securing two Arthur S. Flemming Awards; seven Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers; and nine Carnegie Science Awards.
NETL leverages its technical competencies, unique authorities, and partnership-convening expertise to conduct early-stage transformational and applied energy research that enables affordable energy and ensures America’s clean-energy future.