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Senator Heinrich Touts Energy Savings & Job Creation through Shaheen-Portman Bill

On September 17, 2013, in News

“New Mexico is already capitalizing on a diversified but rapidly transforming energy sector and stands to benefit from leveraging investments in efficiency projects and innovative technologies.” -Senator Martin Heinrich Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, a member of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in support of [...]

U.S. Cities Quench Growing Thirst with Saltwater

On September 17, 2013, in Analysis, Climate, Energy, News, News & Events, Systems Analysis, Water

Ira Flatow interviewed Sandia’s Michael Hightower (Military and Energy Systems Analysis Dept.) for NPR’s “Science Friday,” which aired on September 13th. The program discussed the challenges associated with diminishing fresh water resources, particularly in the west. As reservoirs disappear and wells run dry, cities around the U.S. are turning to saltwater to meet their water [...]

Sandia Participated in the 3rd Annual Technology Forum of the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center – Clean Vehicles Consortium (CERC-CVC)

U.S. and China leaders and researchers involved in the DOE CERC-CVC gathered in Beijing, China, to discuss recent research progress and refine project plans for the remaining 2½ years of the 5-year consortium. The CERC-CVC is one of three U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Centers; the other two consortia focus on clean coal and building energy efficiency. [...]

The CRF’s Turbulent Combustion Lab (TCL) Captures the Moment of Hydrogen Ignition

A principal challenge to deploying the hydrogen refueling infrastructure is the need to reduce risks to personnel and bystanders to an acceptable level—a task that requires quantifiable data on the safety envelope for hydrogen. Looking to provide that data, Combustion Research Facilty researchers Isaac Ekoto (Hydrogen and Combustion Technology Dept.) and Adam Ruggles (Reacting Flow [...]

Optimizing Engines for Alternative Fuels

At Sandia’s Alternative Fuels Direct-Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) Engine Lab, Combustion Research Facility researchers Magnus Sjöberg and Wei Zeng, together with Dave Reuss at the University of Michigan, are developing the fundamental understanding needed by industry to design and optimize engines for alternative fuels. The current focus is on flex-fuel engines that can run on [...]

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