The nation’s land and water resources could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year in the United States, one-twelfth of the country’s yearly needs. For the best places to produce...
5/21/2013 12:00 PM EDT
A comprehensive study into the potential for compressed air energy storage in the Pacific Northwest has identified two locations in Washington state that could store enough Northwest wind energy combined to power about 85,000 homes each month.
5/20/2013 1:30 PM EDT
A new system reduces carbon emissions and fuel usage at natural gas power plants by 20 percent by injecting solar energy into natural gas.
4/11/2013 12:00 PM EDT
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present its ARPA-E projects related to solar power, electric and natural gas vehicles, magnets, and heating and cooling at the 2013 Energy Innovation Summit, Feb. 25-27.
2/22/2013 10:00 AM EST
To make fuel cells more economical, engineers want a fast and efficient iron-based molecule that splits hydrogen gas to make electricity. Online Feb. 17 at Nature Chemistry, researchers report such a catalyst. It is the first iron-based catalyst...
2/12/2013 2:00 PM EST
Meta-analyses of bisphenol A studies show human exposure is likely to be too low for estrogenic effects.
2/13/2013 5:00 PM EST
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been awarded $2.8 million to adapt its energy-efficient adsorption chilling system for field military bases. The system could use up to half as much diesel as today’s technology, which could save the lives...
1/24/2013 6:00 PM EST
A new supercomputer expected to rank among the world’s fastest machines will be ready to run computationally intense climate and biological simulations along with other scientific programs this summer. Atipa Technologies in Lawrence, Kan., will...
1/24/2013 4:30 PM EST