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JULY 23, 2019
Web Feature

Molecular Mayhem at Root of Battery Breakdown

PNNL researchers demonstrate how the excitation of oxygen atoms that contributes to better performance of a lithium-ion battery also triggers a process that leads to damage, explaining a phenomenon that has been a mystery to scientists.
JULY 17, 2019
Web Feature

Keeping First Responders Safe

When two powerful earthquakes rocked southern California earlier this month, officials’ attention focused, understandably, on safety. How many people were injured? Were buildings up to code? How good are we at predicting earthquakes?
JULY 16, 2019
Staff Accomplishment

DOE Honors Fuels and Engines R&D Leadership

PNNL’s Dan Gaspar and John Holladay were part of the Co-Optima leadership team honored by DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Office. The award recognized groundbreaking work to synergistically improve fuels and engines to maximize fuel economy.
JUNE 12, 2019
Staff Accomplishment

PNNL, LanzaTech Collect FLC Award

PNNL and collaborator LanzaTech were honored April 24 for their partnership in the development and commercialization of an ethanol-based synthetic paraffinic jet fuel that can use any sustainable ethanol as a feedstock.
MAY 3, 2019
Staff Accomplishment

Simmons Recognized at DOE Merit Review

PNNL materials scientist Kevin Simmons is part of a collaboration that was recognized for work in hydrogen safety, codes and standards recently at the DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program annual merit review and peer evaluation.
MARCH 28, 2019
Web Feature

Culprit Nabbed in the Death of a Catalyst

Several years ago, a relatively new catalyst for vehicle emission control began showing failure. A team at PNNL found that this seemingly suicidal catalyst wasn’t actually self-destructing but was the victim of an external assailant.