Spring 2013 Clean Energy
Robert Romanosky
Deputy Director, DOE/NETL Office of Coal and Power R&D

Fossil Energy Research and Development for Clean Power Production

The presentation will focus on the research programs at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to develop fossil fuel based clean energy power generation systems.  The current research efforts include not only improvements to the current technologies, but also the development of novel transformational technologies capable of generating power with near zero emissions.  Areas of research to be discussed include gasification, combustion, turbines, fuel cells, carbon capture, carbon storage/utilization, high performance materials, and advanced sensors and control systems.


Dr.  Romanosky received both his M.S. and Ph.D. from West Virginia University in analytical chemistry/instrumentation. He has been with the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), since 1978, spending 18 years working in areas involving in all aspects of research dealing with advanced on-line instrumentation, process analysis, and novel system control logic.

During the next 16 years, Dr. Romanosky served as the Technology Manager for Power Systems Advanced Crosscutting Research, which encompassed research activities in Advanced Sensors and Control Systems, Computational Energy Sciences, High Performance Materials, and University Research Programs.  Recently, Dr. Romanosky has been appointed Deputy Director of the Coal and Power Research and Development Office at NETL, which includes programs in Advanced Crosscutting Research, Gasification, Turbines, Advanced Combustion, Carbon Capture, Carbon Storage, and Fuel Cells.