Stories with the tag: Environment
Microbes have a remarkable ability to adapt to the extreme conditions in fracking wells, even consuming some of the chemical ingredients commonly used in the fracking process.
Release Date: 10/24/2016
An enzyme called nitrogenase works each symmetrical half in turn to produce ammonia efficiently.
Release Date: 10/4/2016
PNNL’s self-powered fish-tracking tag uses a flexible strip containing piezoelectric materials to emit tiny beeps that are recorded by underwater receivers. The device is designed for long-living fish such as sturgeon, eels and lamprey.
Release Date: 9/26/2016
A PNNL-developed catalyst is being used by licensee LanzaTech to make biofuel for Virgin Atlantic Airlines.
Release Date: 9/14/2016
Helping fish migrate past dams could cost a fraction of conventional fish ladders with the help of PNNL’s upcoming study of Whooshh Innovations' so-called Salmon Cannon.
Release Date: 8/18/2016
PNNL scientists untangled a soil metagenome – all the genetic material recovered from a sample of soil – more fully than ever before, reconstructing portions of the genomes of 129 species of microbes.
Release Date: 7/29/2016
Synthetic membranes that mimic a cell membrane's most useful qualities might soon be made with new lipid-like peptoids.
Release Date: 7/19/2016
PNNL’s "Dream Team" has been selected to lead one of four new Energy Frontier Research Centers to accelerate scientific breakthroughs needed to support the Department of Energy’s cleanup mission.
Release Date: 7/18/2016
PNNL's Richard Moss will be chairing the Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment, newly appointed by NOAA to assist the nation in preparing for the impacts of climate change.
Release Date: 6/29/2016
A dozen clean energy technologies that enable everything from lightweight, fuel-sipping cars to the expansion of renewable energy and cleaner fossil fuel use are getting a boost at PNNL, thanks to $4.4 million from DOE's Technology Commercialization Fund.
Release Date: 6/21/2016