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National Energy Technology Laboratory Technologies Available for Licensing

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), part of DOE's national laboratory system, is owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). NETL supports DOE's mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States. NETL implements a broad spectrum of energy and environmental research and development (R&D) programs that will return benefits for generations to come. NETL's focus is on enablement of domestic coal, natural gas, and oil to economically power our Nation's homes, industries, businesses, and transportation while protecting our environment and enhancing our energy independence.

Technology transfer at NETL goes to the heart of NETL's mission, directly addressing U.S. fossil energy research and development needs. Intellectual property vital to our nation's energy future is created by NETL researchers, sometimes with the help of outside partners, and subsequently transferred to private industry, academia, and state and local governments. NETL's Technology Transfer Group strives to move federally funded knowledge, research, and technology from the lab to the point of commercialization. Partnerships are conducted in ways that ensure fairness of opportunity, protect national security, promote U.S. economic interests, support small and startup businesses, and allow for competition within the private sector. Many innovations emerging from NETL have found commercialization success.

Several mechanisms exist to facilitate this transfer of technology. Third parties may request to partner with NETL through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), a license for NETL patented technology, technical discussions with NETL and contractor support staff, and/or access to NETL technologies made available to the public. All current NETL technology transfer partnership opportunities are summarized in individual partnership opportunity notices, available on NETL's website.

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