Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg said collaboration – particularly with university partners – will be critical in achieving robust fossil energy goals he outlined to meet U.S. energy demands, stimulate the nation’s economy and promote responsible stewardship of the environment.
NETL is aggressively addressing fundamental fossil energy research challenges in partnership with 16 universities across the country, devoting about $4 million to 12 projects within two years. Another $4 million is slated to be awarded to seven additional topics by the end of June.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. – The University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) was established in 2016 through a Cooperative Agreement between The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) and the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) to address the fundamental research challenges that impede the advancement of fossil energy-based technologies. The coalition was comprised of nine-founding universities that include: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Pennsylvania State University, Princeton University, Texas A&M University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Southern California, the University of Tulsa, the University of Wyoming, and Virginia Polytechnic and State University.
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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science is pleased to announce that the Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program is now accepting applications for the 2018 Solicitation 1. Applications are due 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
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The Multiphase Flow Sciences (MFS) Team at National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) invites outstanding candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position to develop and implement algorithms for computational fluid dynamics-discrete element method (CFD-DEM) on exascale, high performance computers. This opening is available im immediately, but there is flexibility in start dates.
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By the invitation of Professor Jon Gibbins at the University of Sheffield, Director of UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre (UK CCSRC) and with the approval of NETL, Chunshan Song attended the UK’s CCS Biannual Meeting in Edinburgh during Sept 14-15, 2016, and gave an invited plenary presentation on UCFER to the attendees. The title of his presentation is “University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER) Funded by US DOE NETL – Vision, Mission and Operation”. Professor Jon Gibbins gave an enthusiastic introduction for Chunshan Song and the presentation on the UCFER was well received by the attendees in UK.
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Chunshan Song attended the 5th U.S.-China Symposium on CO2 Control Science and Technology, which was co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and held in Hangzhou, China, during June 4-7, 2016. Chunshan Song was invited by DOE to give a presentation on DOE NETL-supported CO2 capture and conversion research at Penn State. He presented an invited lecture entitled “Solid Molecular Basket Sorbent with High Capacity for Selective CO2 Capture and Catalytic Conversion.” Chunshan Song also took this opportunity to introduce UCFER at this meeting to the researchers in the U.S. and China. He presented one slide as an outline of UCFER at this meeting. Several U.S. DOE officials attended this meeting and these include:
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Representatives of nine universities and the National Energy Technology Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy met at Penn State to kick off the University Coalition for Fossil Energy Research (UCFER), a six-year program funded by NETL for $20 million that will explore a broad range of research in coal, natural gas and oil including carbon dioxide capture, storage and use.
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Pennsylvania State University was selected as the lead institution for the Coalition which will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from participating universities to address the fundamental research challenges that impede advancement of fossil energy-based technologies.