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Sandia-NREL Wave Energy Converter (WEC)-Sim Development Meeting

Kelley Ruehl and Sam Kanner (both in Sandia’s Water Power Technologies Dept.) hosted a three-day meeting onsite at Sandia that was attended by Yi-Hsiang Yu, Michael Lawson, and Adam Nelessen of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to further develop WEC-Sim, a multiple-year, DOE-funded, joint NREL/Sandia project to develop an open-source WEC modeling tool. This meeting’s [...]

CRF Researchers Received “Best Paper” Award for Paper Presented at American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) 2012 Internal Combustion Engine Division (ICED) Conference

Dipankar Sahoo (Engine Combustion Dept.), Ben Petersen (formerly with the Engine Combustion Dept., now with Ford Motor Co.), and Paul Miles (Engine Combustion Dept.) received the ASME-ICED best paper award for “The impact of swirl ratio and injection pressure on fuel-air mixing in a light-duty diesel engine.” This award recognizes the best technical contribution from all [...]

Key Hydrogen Report Now Available on OpenEnergyInfo Wiki Site

As part of the Open Government initiative launched by the Obama administration, Sandia National Laboratories’ Technical Reference on Hydrogen Compatibility of Materials has made its debut on the Energy Dataset of OpenEnergyInfo, or OpenEI. Many in the industry working to increase the competitiveness of clean hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) already consult the reference [...]

Patent Awarded for the Fuel Cell Mobile Light

On May 14, 2013, a U.S. Patent (US 8,439,534 B1) was awarded for a fuel cell mobile lighting system. The Sandia inventors, Lennie Klebanoff (8367) and Terry Johnson (8366) were among other project inventors from the broad collaboration between industry, the State of California (Caltrans), DOE, and Sandia to design, build, field test, and commercialize [...]

Sandia, SRI International Sign Pact to Advance Hydrogen and Natural Gas Research for Transportation

Sandia and SRI International, an independent research and innovation center, will join forces to explore, test, and evaluate a broad range of hydrogen and natural gas fuel systems and components for transportation applications under a new agreement. The five-year memorandum of understanding is the first agreement in Sandia’s new Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI), [...]

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