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.
PNNL has released the first version of ExaGO, an open-source grid modeling software that can take advantage of emerging heterogeneous computing architecture to help grid operators plan ahead for extreme events.
Seven teams win the U.S. Department of Energy's DESIGN Contest for wave-powered systems to monitor hurricanes—part of the Ocean Observing Prize. PNNL administers the prize with National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
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).