PNNL provided ultra-low measurements of argon-39 to date groundwater as part of a collaborative study of the aquifer in California’s San Joaquin Valley. PNNL is one of only a few laboratories worldwide with this capability.
PNNL licensed two technologies to generate hydrogen. One, a reactor design, generates hydrogen from natural gas. The second innovation uses a 3D printing method to economically manufacture the generator.
A team of researchers from 10 national laboratories and eight universities is conducting hydraulic shearing tests to explore the potential for geothermal energy at the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF).
Two PNNL researchers, one a world-leading authority on microorganisms, the other an expert on coastal ecosystem restoration, have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have recently formed a new partnership with Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane to study how gut microbes influence circadian rhythms.