The Livermore Valley Open Campus at the juncture of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia-California.

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), an alternative fuel research and innovation facility whose goal is to accelerate hydrogen and natural gas infrastructure technologies into the marketplace.

The collaboration also will capitalize on research at Sandia’s renowned Combustion Research Facility (CRF). CIRI will be located at Sandia’s Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC), adjacent to the CRF. The LVOC was established in 2011 as a space for open, collaborative work in such fields as bioscience, energy, cybersecurity and detection technologies.

Read the Sandia new release.