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Dr. Paul Bryan joins Sandia National Lab

Dr. Paul Bryan joins Sandia National Lab

June 17, 2018 |

In California, Dr. Paul Bryan joined Sandia National Laboratories as the Senior Scientist and Program Manager of SNL’s Biomass/Bioenergy Programs. Paul will lead Sandia’s programs in Biomass/Bioenergy R&D and serve as Laboratory Relations Manager with DOE EERE/BETO. He will also have oversight of JBEI/SNL and serve as the primary liaison with other key external sponsors […]

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Sandia discovers ways to make advanced biofuels competitive through byproducts

Sandia discovers ways to make advanced biofuels competitive through byproducts

May 8, 2017 |

In California, a recent discovery by Sandia National Laboratories researchers may unlock the potential of biofuel waste — and ultimately make biofuels competitive with petroleum. Fuel made from plants is much more expensive than petroleum, but one way to decrease the cost would be to sell products made from lignin, the plant waste left over […]

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Sandia lab makes lignin breakthrough using soil bacteria

Sandia lab makes lignin breakthrough using soil bacteria

September 28, 2016 |

In California, abundant, chock full of energy and bound so tightly that the only way to release its energy is through combustion — lignin has frustrated scientists for years. With the help of an unusual soil bacteria, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories believe they now know how to crack open lignin, a breakthrough that could […]

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Berkeley Lab, JBEI and Sandia researchers demonstrate next step in cellulosic biofuel production

Berkeley Lab, JBEI and Sandia researchers demonstrate next step in cellulosic biofuel production

July 21, 2016 |

In California, researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) working at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) have demonstrated that adding carbon dioxide (CO2) gas during the deconstruction phase of biofuel production successfully neutralized the toxicity of ionic liquids, the room-temperature molten salt solvent used at […]

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High Tech Mecca: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to biotech at Sandia National Labs

High Tech Mecca: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to biotech at Sandia National Labs

January 6, 2016 |

Sandia’s Bioenergy and Defense Technologies department, which is part of Sandia’s Biological and Materials Sciences Center, supports mission areas in biodefense, emerging infectious disease, and biofuels. The department conducts fundamental research in cell biology, immunology, and microbiology, largely through the development and use of advanced measurement technologies such as fluorescence microscopy, vibrational spectroscopies, X-ray and neutron scattering, […]

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Sandia researchers recycle 2/3 of nitrogen and phosphate in algae cultivation

Sandia researchers recycle 2/3 of nitrogen and phosphate in algae cultivation

October 7, 2015 |

In California, nitrogen and phosphate nutrients are among the biggest costs in cultivating algae for biofuels. Sandia molecular biologists Todd Lane and Ryan Davis have shown they can recycle about two-thirds of those critical nutrients, and aim to raise the recycling rate to close to 100 percent. Recycling nitrogen and phosphate has benefits that go […]

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