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Three New Technologies to Make Energy Cleaner, More Efficient

PNNL and its partners are developing three new technologies to improve the power grid, make biofuel from seaweed and produce hydrogen with grants from DOE’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, or ARPA-E.
24-Nov-2015 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Climate-Friendly Rice Recognized as a Top Science Development of 2015


The creation of a new kind of rice which gives off nearly zero greenhouse gas emissions during its growth has earned kudos for a team of scientists from three continents. The new kind of rice grows in a manner that nearly eliminates the production...
24-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Scientists Win Five R&D 100 Awards


Technologies that impact cyber security, increase our ability to detect trace amounts of chemicals, convert sewage into fuel, view energy processes under real-world conditions and forecast future electric needs are among the newest R&D 100 award...
16-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Microbes Map Path Toward Renewable Energy Future


In the quest for renewable fuels, scientists are taking lessons from a humble bacterium that fills our oceans and covers moist surfaces the world over. Cyanothece 51142, a type of bacteria also called blue-green algae, produces hydrogen in robust...
11-Nov-2015 12:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

PNNL Researchers Part of 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics


Hot on the tail of this year's Nobel prize in physics, another prize came to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration -- the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The honor went to researchers -- six of whom are now at the Department...
10-Nov-2015 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Test Bed Advances Washington State as Hotbed of Energy Innovation


Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington State University and the University of Washington are teaming develop and test transaction-based controls where buildings and equipment “speak” to each other to better manage energy use to save...
30-Oct-2015 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center taps PNNL


PNNL's data analytics capabilities and advanced computer modeling capabilities will support the Department of Homeland Security's National Infrastructure Simulation and Analysis Center.
26-Oct-2015 10:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

California 2100: More Frequent and More Severe Droughts and Floods Likely


A study published in Nature Communications suggests that the weather patterns known as El Nino and La Nina could lead to at least a doubling of extreme droughts and floods in California later this century.
21-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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