Research and development expertise aligns with national priorities in clean energy innovation and climate change mitigation. A workforce of 5,000 delivers scientific discovery, enables sustainable energy, and enhances national security.
Manmade chemicals used in non-stick cookware, waterproof clothing, firefighting foam and stain-resistant carpet may be great at repelling water and oils, but these hazardous "forever chemicals" do not break down easily.
The Tri-Cities is an amazing place, and it is exciting to see it moving forward. At the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, we are proud of our contributions to our community and the world.
Although the ceremonial turning of dirt with national and state officials was postponed due to COVID-19 precautions, construction is underway on a new, 140,000-square-foot research and collaboration facility.
Combining its strength in biological sciences and data analytics, researchers at the Department of Energy's PNNL are working to enable a quick response to a biological incident — whether intentional, accidental or natural.
Selecting this year's highlights for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a bit like choosing just one family photo for the holiday card among the dozens of important events and exciting adventures of the year.