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WEC-Sim Webinar #2 – May 24, 2017

The WEC-Sim development team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host a 1hr webinar on Wednesday May 24 at 1pm Mountain Time. This webinar is the second of a series of WEC-Sim advanced user webinars that focus on applying different features of the WEC-Sim code to model Wave Energy Converters [...]

By | May 19th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC-Sim Webinar #2 – May 24, 2017

Sandia to participate in Water Power Week May 1-3, 2017

Sandia’s water power researchers will participate in the 2017 Water power week in Washington, DC. Waterpower week includes three conferences (IMREC, METS and NHA’s Annual Conference) event to discuss policy changes and government affairs.  The event highlights perspectives on the role of hydro, explores issues affecting hydro and marine resources, and helps participants develop a [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Events, News, News & Events, Water Power, Workshops|Comments Off on Sandia to participate in Water Power Week May 1-3, 2017

WEC-Sim Webinar #1 – Bemio and MCR, April 18, 2017

The WEC-Sim development team from Sandia National Laboratories and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host a 1hr webinar on Tuesday April 18 at 2pm Mountain Time. This webinar is the first of a series of WEC-Sim advanced user webinars that focus on applying different features of the WEC-Sim code to model Wave Energy Converters [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC-Sim Webinar #1 – Bemio and MCR, April 18, 2017

WEC State Estimation Webinar, April 12, 2017

Sandia National Laboratories will host a webinar covering recent work on numerical modeling and state estimation for wave energy converters (WECs). Topics will include an overview of state estimation, specific considerations for WEC control, and a discussion on the dynamic effects of filtering and estimation methods. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:00 am  |  Mountain Daylight Time (Denver, GMT-06:00)  |  45 [...]

By | April 5th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on WEC State Estimation Webinar, April 12, 2017

Grid Modernization Initiative 2017 Peer Review

The U.S. Department of Energy will hold a peer review of their Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) projects on April 18-21, 2017 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, VA.  This event will be open to the public and will provide an opportunity to learn about the current state of technology and network with energy sector stakeholders. A portfolio of [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Grid Integration, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Grid Modernization Initiative 2017 Peer Review

Sandia Seeks Stronger Algae

Tough enough? That’s what researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are trying to find out. Algal biofuel—fuel made from algae—might one day be an option at the pump, but not when approximately 30 percent of an algae crop is lost due to pond crashes. An article in BioMass Magazine describes how Sandia is seeking tougher algae [...]

By | March 14th, 2017|Biofuels, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandia Seeks Stronger Algae

Sandia Engineer Wins 2016 IEEE Award

A Sandia researcher has been recognized for his outstanding contribution to the controls industry in the field of renewable ocean energy. Giorgio Bacelli, a researcher for the Sandia National Laboratories Water Power Technology department, coauthored the paper that won the 2016 IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics engineers [...]

By | March 10th, 2017|News, News & Events, Water Power|Comments Off on Sandia Engineer Wins 2016 IEEE Award

AM symposium

A new dawn for AM: Symposium focuses on additive manufacturing’s future   With some $20 million invested into more than 80 additive manufacturing (AM)-related research projects, Sandia’s commitment to additive manufacturing is clear. The challenge going forward is to synthesize the lessons from these disparate projects to realize the potential of this technology.   “We [...]

By | March 2nd, 2017|Conferences, Energy, Energy Efficiency, News & Events, Uncategorized|Comments Off on AM symposium

2017 ARPA-e Energy Innovation Summit

Meet our Scientists! Stop by the main Sandia Labs Booth #505 for an opportunity to interact with SNL scientists including: Laura Biedermann, R&D, Electronic, Optical, and Nano Materials Department Cliff Ho, Manager, Concentrating Solar Technologies Department Hongyou Fan, R&D, Advanced Materials Laboratory Sandia Labs Featured in the Technology Showcase Sandia Lab / Booth #506 Through the Secure [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Highlights - Energy Research, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on 2017 ARPA-e Energy Innovation Summit

New report describes research towards affordable, scalable, and sustainable fuels and high-efficiency, low-emission engines

A new report from DOE describes the innovative collaborative research that has been completed in the first year of the Co-Optima initiative. The report spotlights approximately 30 of the scientific and technical advances that researchers made in the initiative's first year, including:     Identifying more than 40 candidate blendstocks that can be produced from [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|News, News & Events|Comments Off on New report describes research towards affordable, scalable, and sustainable fuels and high-efficiency, low-emission engines