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PNNL to Tackle Future Grid Challenges Through New Facility, Capabilities

PNNL researchers and industry are now better equipped to tackle top challenges in grid modernization and buildings efficiency with the opening this week of the new Systems Engineering Building. The facility links real-time grid data, software...
19-Aug-2015 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Power Grid Forecasting Tool Reduces Costly Errors

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PNNL has developed a new tool to forecast for future energy needs that is up to 50 percent more accurate than several commonly used industry tools, showing potential to save millions in wasted electricity. The advancement was selected a 'best paper'...
3-Aug-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Playing 'Tag' with Pollution Lets Scientists See Who's It

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Using a climate model that can tag sources of soot and track where it lands, researchers have determined which areas around the Tibetan Plateau contribute the most soot -- and where. The model can also suggest the most effective way to reduce soot...
29-Jul-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Tiny Grains of Rice Hold Big Promise for Greenhouse Gas Reductions, Bioenergy

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Rice is the staple food for more than half of the world’s population, but the paddies it’s grown in contributes up to 17 percent of global methane emissions -- about 100 million tons a year. Now, with the addition of a single gene, rice can be...
29-Jul-2015 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

How Clouds Get Their Brightness

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How clouds form and how they help set the temperature of the earth are two of the big remaining questions in climate research. Now, a study of clouds over the world's remotest ocean shows that ocean life is responsible for up to half the cloud...
17-Jul-2015 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to Help Small "Green" Businesses

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is named a lead laboratory for new DOE Pilot designed to give small clean energy firms more technology assistance from DOE labs.
10-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smart Stuff: IQ of Northwest Power Grid Raised, Energy Saved

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Smart grid technologies and approaches can improve energy efficiency and possibly reduce power costs, according to the Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project’s final report.
9-Jul-2015 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Aluminum Clusters Shut Down Molecular Fuel Factory

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When aluminum atoms bunch up, porous materials called zeolites lose their ability to convert oil to gasoline. An international team of scientists created the first 3-D atomic map of a zeolite in order to find out how to improve catalysts used to...
6-Jul-2015 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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