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Second Annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report Published

 The Department of Energy has released its second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report.  The documents can help demonstrate the Department's and the National Laboratories' commitment to job growth across all energy and manufacturing technologies.  Particularly, the report analyzes how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy. [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Second Annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report Published

Spray Combustion Consortium formed to improve engine design

by Michael Padilla Sandia National Laboratories has formed an industry-funded Spray Combustion Consortium to better understand fuel injection by developing modeling tools. Control of fuel sprays is key to the development of clean, affordable fuel-efficient engines. Intended for industry, software vendors and national laboratories, the consortium provides a direct path from fundamental research to validated [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Spray Combustion Consortium formed to improve engine design

PV Tracking Technology call for papers

ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering Special Issue: Photovoltaic Tracking Technology Photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are becoming a larger share of electricity production, with over 230 GW installed worldwide. Much of this growth is being driven by a variety of incentives, though just as important, costs are decreasing due to improvements in manufacturing technology, raw material [...]

By | December 16th, 2016|News, News & Events, Solar|Comments Off on PV Tracking Technology call for papers

DOE Office of Technology Transitions seeks proposals to support transition of energy tech with commercial potential

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions is seeking proposals from the National Laboratories to support the transition of promising energy related technologies developed at the National Laboratories with commercial potential. DOE’s FY-17 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF funding is estimated to be approximately $23.4 million and DOE will provide a 50% cost match for [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|News, News & Events, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on DOE Office of Technology Transitions seeks proposals to support transition of energy tech with commercial potential

Sandia’s Test Technology Enables Development of Novel Multi-Rotor Wind Turbine

When Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S decided to build a multi-rotor wind turbine, it used a hardware emulation system developed by Sandia National Laboratories to create, configure, and test the controls system. Instead of relying on ever larger turbines to increase energy production and reduce the cost of energy, Vestas designed an [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Customers & Partners, EC, News, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Wind News|Comments Off on Sandia’s Test Technology Enables Development of Novel Multi-Rotor Wind Turbine

Hosting the US Drive Joint Tech Team meeting

In April, Sandia hosted the in-person joint meeting of the US Drive Hydrogen Codes & Standards Tech Team and US Drive Delivery Tech Team. Part of US Drive—an industry-government partnership that supports new technologies for advanced vehicles and infrastructure—the Tech Teams facilitate the meaningful development of hydrogen technologies in the various program areas of EERE’s [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Hydrogen|Comments Off on Hosting the US Drive Joint Tech Team meeting

Presenting at the Hydrogen Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) meeting

A Sandia presentation at the April meeting of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee covered Sandia’s extensive and long-standing hydrogen capabilities, as well as the labs’ hydrogen and fuel cell program. This technical advisory committee was established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to advise the Energy Secretary on DOE's hydrogen research, [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Hydrogen|Comments Off on Presenting at the Hydrogen Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) meeting

New CRADA to provide science for hydrogen code setting

Sandia recently established a CRADA with the Fire Protection Research Foundation, which supports research for the National Fire Protection Association, and BKi, acting on behalf of the California Fuel Cell Partnership. The CRADA will support development of models intended to provide the scientific basis for code requirements for liquid hydrogen storage in the Hydrogen Technologies [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Hydrogen|Comments Off on New CRADA to provide science for hydrogen code setting

LabCorp participants focus on technology transfer of alkaline exchange membrane

Two Sandia researchers explored opportunities to transfer Sandia’s intellectual property (IP) on alkaline exchanges membranes by engaging in a seven-week boot camp offered by Lab-Corps, a DOE program to speed the transition of lab findings into the marketplace. The new membrane technologies have been evaluated against commercially available incumbents and offer superior performance in a [...]

By | October 6th, 2016|Hydrogen|Comments Off on LabCorp participants focus on technology transfer of alkaline exchange membrane

Chris San Marchi Receives ASME PVP Award for Outstanding Technical Session

At the 100th Anniversary Honors and Awards Gala of the 2016 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference (PVP), Chris San Marchi received the PVP Heki Shibata Outstanding International Technical Session Award for developing the 2015 PVP session entitled Effects of Gaseous Hydrogen on Pressure Vessel Steels.

By | October 6th, 2016|Hydrogen|Comments Off on Chris San Marchi Receives ASME PVP Award for Outstanding Technical Session