Tag: Pacific Northwest National Lab

On-Site Hydrogen Production Technology Accelerates to Market

On-Site Hydrogen Production Technology Accelerates to Market

June 6, 2021 |

In Washington, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory developed a new technology that generates hydrogen from conventional natural gas, or renewable natural gas made from biomass, that could be the next big thing to advance California’s Hydrogen Highway, fuel cell vehicles and trucks and to create other valuable products. Tiny […]

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PNNL researchers find clingy copper ions contribute to catalyst slowdown

PNNL researchers find clingy copper ions contribute to catalyst slowdown

May 16, 2021 |

In Washington, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington State University and Tsinghua University, discovered a mechanism behind the decline in performance of an advanced copper-based catalyst. Spectroscopy revealed a deactivating force in catalysts used to reduce diesel emissions. Heavy-duty diesel trucks on the road today are equipped with aftertreatment systems that include selective catalytic […]

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New clean energy process converts methane to hydrogen with zero CO2 emissions

New clean energy process converts methane to hydrogen with zero CO2 emissions

March 21, 2021 |

In France, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and West Virginia University, in collaboration with industry partners Southern California Gas Company and C4-MCP, developed a process that converts methane—the primary component of natural gas—into hydrogen while emitting zero CO2. The process also creates carbon solids for manufacturing applications. The hydrogen can be used in fuel […]

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PNNL-developed solvent breaks barriers, captures carbon for less than industrial counterparts

PNNL-developed solvent breaks barriers, captures carbon for less than industrial counterparts

March 14, 2021 |

In France, as part of a marathon research effort to lower the cost of carbon capture, chemists have now demonstrated a method to seize carbon dioxide that reduces costs by 19 percent compared to current commercial technology. The new technology requires 17 percent less energy to accomplish the same task as its commercial counterparts, surpassing […]

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DOE launches design, construction of $75M grid energy storage research facility

DOE launches design, construction of $75M grid energy storage research facility

March 14, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy is beginning design and construction of the Grid Storage Launchpad, a $75 million facility located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington that will boost clean energy adaptation and accelerate the development and deployment of long-duration, low-cost grid energy storage. “The Grid Storage Launchpad facility will […]

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New PNNL Energy Sciences Center to foster research collaborations on biofuels, chemicals

New PNNL Energy Sciences Center to foster research collaborations on biofuels, chemicals

March 7, 2021 |

In Washington, a new research facility on the Richland campus of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is set to open fall 2021. The Energy Sciences Center (ESC) will feature many of PNNL’s strengths in chemistry, materials sciences, and computing in one building. “The ESC will accelerate innovation in energy research using chemistry, materials science, and […]

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PNNL’s hydrothermal liquefaction shows promise for turning toxic algal blooms into biocrude

PNNL’s hydrothermal liquefaction shows promise for turning toxic algal blooms into biocrude

November 7, 2020 |

In Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has helped the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Research and Development Center take their algae bloom research a step further by investigating blooms as a viable source of biocrude fuel and fertilizer using hydrothermal liquefaction. The team demonstrated a three-step approach that “cleans” the water, removes the algae and […]

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Electrochemical reduction produces cleaner products from bio-crude

Electrochemical reduction produces cleaner products from bio-crude

September 20, 2020 |

In Washington, a new review by researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory offer a solution to capture unused materials like sewage, food waste and wood chips: mini-refineries located near waste sources that process biomass using electrochemical reduction reactions powered by renewable energy and found that electrochemical reduction produces cleaner products from bio-crude. Well-known electrochemical reduction […]

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PNNL offers entire patented tech portfolio at no cost until end of 2020

PNNL offers entire patented tech portfolio at no cost until end of 2020

August 9, 2020 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is offering its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—to spur economic development and ultimately create new jobs. Dozens of technologies could be deployed across U.S. markets spanning everything from analytical instruments, human health and agriculture to advanced manufacturing, […]

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PNNL team develops new model for analyzing biocrude yield and economics

PNNL team develops new model for analyzing biocrude yield and economics

July 20, 2019 |

In Washington, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists have developed a model that predicts outcomes from the algae hydrothermal liquefaction process in a way that mirrors commercial reality much more closely than previous analyses. They found that algae with higher lipid content is key to reducing costs, and that two factors—algae composition and capital investment—are the […]

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