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PNNL Team Wins American Chemical Society Award

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For the first time, the American Chemical Society honors a team with its Catalysis Lectureship for the Advancement of Catalytic Science.
24-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

The Climate Is Starting to Change Faster

The Earth is now entering a period of changing climate that will likely be faster than what’s occurred naturally over the last thousand years, according to a new paper in Nature Climate Change, committing people to live through and adapt to a...
6-Mar-2015 7:00 PM EST

Big Box Stores Could Ditch the Grid, Use Natural Gas Fuel Cells Instead

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Natural gas powered solid oxide fuel cells, located at the point of use to produce electricity for facilities the size of big box stores, could provide economic and environmental benefits, with additional research, according to new study.
4-Mar-2015 4:30 PM EST

Permafrost's Turn of the Microbes

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As the Arctic warms, tons of carbon locked away in Arctic tundra will be transformed into the powerful greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane, but scientists know little about how that transition takes place. In a study appearing in today's...
4-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EST

New Flow Battery to Keep Big Cities Lit, Green & Safe

The new zinc-polyiodide redox flow battery uses an electrolyte that has more than two times the energy density of the next-best flow battery used to store renewable energy and support the power grid. It’s high energy density, and resulting lower...
25-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

Dendrite Eraser: New Electrolyte Rids Batteries of Short-Circuiting Fibers

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A new electrolyte allows rechargeable batteries to operate well without growing dendrites, tiny pin-like fibers that short-circuit rechargeable batteries.
24-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

PNNL Recognized for Moving Biofuel, Chemical Analysis Innovations to Market

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Developing renewable fuel from wet algae and enabling analysis of complex liquids are two of the latest innovations Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has successfully driven to the market with the help of commercial partners.
30-Jan-2015 8:00 AM EST

Tracking Fish Easier, Quicker, Safer with New Injectable Device

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A new acoustic fish-tracking tag is so tiny it can be injected with a syringe. It’s small size enables researchers to more precisely and safely record how fish swim through dams and use that information to make dams more fish-friendly.
29-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

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