Energy and Climate

Combustion Research Facility

Four CRF Papers Presented at the International Conference on Hydrogen Safety

CRF researchers presented four papers at the 5th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, held September 9–11 in Brussels, Belgium. ICHS 2013 focused on progress in safety of hydrogen technologies and infrastructure, as crucial/essential means to enable the transition to a zero carbon energy system. The conference was hosted by the Joint Research Centre (Institute for […]

Sandia Maps Multiple Paths to Cleaner, Low-Temp Diesels

A few years ago, the automotive and engine industries presented researchers at Sandia National Laboratories with a mystery. Notably, the companies did so separately, each approaching their national-lab research partners at the Combustion Research Facility (CRF) in Livermore, California, with in-house lab engine test results that none of their highly experienced experts had yet encountered. […]

Low-­Temperature Combustion Enables Cleaner, More Efficient Engines

  Combustion Research Facility lead author, Mark Musculus, along with Sandia researchers Paul Miles and Lyle Pickett, through their latest research paper, “Conceptual models for partially premixed low-temperature diesel combustion,” in Progress in Energy and Combustion Science hope to communicate the details of how LTC works to the broader engine research community. This research and […]

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), […]

CRF Researchers Measure Reaction Rates of Second Key Atmospheric Component

Researchers at Sandia’s Combustion Research Facility, the University of Manchester, Bristol University, University of Southampton, and Hong Kong Polytechnic have successfully measured reaction rates of a second Criegee intermediate, CH3CHOO, and proven that the reactivity of the atmospheric chemical depends strongly on which way the molecule is twisted. The measurements will provide further insight into […]

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