Energy and Climate



On April 27, 2011, in

Microalgae hold significant promise in terms of producing a significant portion of the renewable fuels that will be required to meet the biofuel production targets established by the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS-2) as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. Advanced biofuels derived from microalgae at the commercial scale could meet, […]

Biochemical Conversion Program

On April 26, 2011, in

Biochemical conversion of biomass to fuels has become increasingly important as climate and energy security issues challenge our nation’s dependence on conventional energy sources. Sandia’s biochemical conversion program team works closely with industrial, university, and research lab partners to develop the foundation for the next generation of biochemical conversion technologies – including advanced biomass pretreatment, […]


On November 9, 2010, in

Global demand for energy has risen dramatically in recent years, yet the world continues to rely heavily on fossil fuels for its energy needs—a troubling key contributor to international issues of energy security and climate change. The U.S. presently imports 66% of the oil that is consumed in this country, and these imports contribute $400 […]