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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

Energy/Water Website available

A new website dedicated to Sandia’s Energy/Water efforts is now live and available to view. The site provides a program overview, examples of the program’s work, and even access to research, data, models, and decision support tools that address water supply challenges faced by the US. Focus areas include water treatment, data modeling and analysis, [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Energy-Water Nexus, News, News & Events, Water Security|Comments Off on Energy/Water Website available

Sandia Labs takes home two national tech transfer awards

Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2017 State and Local Economic Development Recognition award for its work on the New Jersey Transit Grid project. Sandia’s partnership with NJT focused on the Energy Surety Microgrid (ESM) developed at Sandia. The labs did a feasibility study under the MOU and, after an initial design [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Grid Integration, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandia Labs takes home two national tech transfer awards

New Fallon FORGE website available

The Fallon FORGE site, located in Fallon, Nevada, is one of two candidate sites for FORGE (Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy). Now, a publicly-available website will answer FAQs, share seismic data, provide Fallon FORGE-related news and events, and eventually include education and outreach information. The Fallon FORGE Team seeks to establish and manage [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Geothermal, News, News & Events|Comments Off on New Fallon FORGE website available

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