Stories with the tag: Energy Production
The nation’s land and water resources could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year in the United States, one-twelfth of the country’s yearly needs.
Release Date: 5/21/2013
A new, PNNL-developed system reduces carbon emissions and fuel usage at natural gas power plants by 20 percent by injecting solar energy into natural gas.
Release Date: 4/11/2013
PNNL will present some of its ARPA-E projects related to solar power, electric and natural gas vehicles, magnets, and heating and cooling at the 2013 Energy Innovation Summit, Feb. 25-27.
Release Date: 2/22/2013
Iron-based catalysts for both the anode and cathodes of fuel cells would make them much cheaper to use to burn hydrogen.
Release Date: 2/17/2013
PNNL’s energy management technology for smart grid operations has been licensed to Calico Energy Services of Bellevue, Wash.
Release Date: 1/29/2013
PNNL’s Will Shaw will describe plans for Reference Facility for Offshore Renewable Energy, a Department of Energy Facility where offshore wind power measurement technologies will be tested, at
the 93rd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting.
Release Date: 1/8/2013
PNNL researchers will discuss improving solar power forecasting, the resources needed to grow algae for biofuel, and predicting the environmental impacts of ocean energy at the 2012 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.
Release Date: 12/4/2012
A new material may be able to soak up enough trace uranium in sea water to help fuel future nuclear power plants. Tests by PNNL showed the material can soak up more than two times the uranium than a similar material developed in Japan.
Release Date: 8/21/2012
The Department of Energy’s Electricity Subsector Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model and accompanying survey tool will help utilities assess their own level of cybersecurity readiness.
Release Date: 6/28/2012
New research points to two important roles for bacteria that live in the underground fungal gardens of leafcutter ants: the bacteria both help decompose leaves that ants bring to the gardens and play a major role in turning those leaves into nutrients for both ants and the fungi.
Release Date: 3/1/2012