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NETL Technologies Selected as Finalists for R&D 100 Awards


Four technologies developed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) recently were selected as finalists for the prestigious R&D 100 Awards. The NETL technologies selected showcase the Department of Energy (DOE) lab’s environmentally conscious innovation capabilities in energy security.

Known as the “Oscars of Invention,” the 2016 R&D 100 Awards aim to recognize new technical products or processes that were commercialized or available for licensing between January 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016. The awards have been bestowed upon deserving technologies and their creators for more than 50 years, and are considered a great honor by R&D Magazine and the entire science and technology community. 

Over the years, several federal laboratories and research facilities have been honored with an R&D 100 Award for their innovative technological achievements. The four NETL technologies named as finalists for this year’s awards are as follows: 

  • HVAC Load Reduction Technology for Commercial Buildings
  • Computationally Optimized Heat Treatment of Metal Alloys
  • Variable Grid Method (VGM) for Simultaneously Visualizing Spatial Data Trends and Uncertainty
  • Carbon Capture Simulation Initiative (CCSI) Toolset.

To read about each technology, visit

R&D 100 Award winners will be announced during the R&D 100 Conference, which takes place November 2 – 4, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

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