Sandians Recognized in Environmental Science & Technology’s Best Paper Competition

A paper by Vince Tidwell, Barbie Moreland, and Katie Zemlick (all currently in or formerly members of Sandia’s Earth Systems Analysis Dept.), “Geographic footprint of electricity use for water services in the western US,” was selected by Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) as the 2014 first runner-up for best paper in the “Environmental Technology” category. [...]

A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont’s Electricity Sector

We are pleased to announce the publication of "A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont's Electricity Sector," a 70-page report summarizing the activities and outcomes of our Vermont-Sandia partnership's initial year. This document speaks to the broad collaborative effort involved, to the strong and enduring partnership, now formally known as the [...]

By | May 8th, 2012|Climate, Customers & Partners, Energy, Energy Surety, Infrastructure Security, News, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Publications, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind Energy|Comments Off on A Model for the Nation: Promoting Education and Innovation in Vermont’s Electricity Sector

Carbon Sequestration

A growing consensus exists among climate scientists, economists, and policy makers that the link between man-made emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) and climate instability is sufficiently likely to motivate global actions. Energy use and energy generation are at the heart of the problem, with the International Energy Agency (IEA) forecasting that global electricity generation will [...]

By | April 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Carbon Sequestration

Upper Rio Grande Simulation Model (URGSiM)

Partners United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBoR), United States Geological Survey (USGS), New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (NMISC). Problem The Upper Rio Grande Water Operation Model (URGWOM) is a suite of tools developed cooperatively by water management agencies in New Mexico to better understand, predict, [...]

By | June 22nd, 2011|Comments Off on Upper Rio Grande Simulation Model (URGSiM)

Molecular Geochemistry

Research Geochemistry, mineralogy, and materials science specializing in application of chemical kinetics, mineral equilibria, molecular spectroscopy, and molecular simulation to complex multicomponent and multiphase systems; particular emphasis on the [...]

By | June 17th, 2011|Comments Off on Molecular Geochemistry

Bureau of Land Management

Sandia National Laboratories provides the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in southeastern NM a new approach using risk assessment (RA) for analysis of technical issues that arise during development of co-located potash and petroleum resources SNL’s Geoscience Research and Applications Group provides scientific analyses for the US Department of Interior Secretary through support to the [...]

By | May 13th, 2011|Comments Off on Bureau of Land Management

Geomechanics Laboratory

Making predictions of rock mass response and fluid flow through rock masses requires quantitative models of the governing deformation and fracture processes. Building these models, and performing analytic and numerical design calculations from the models requires information about specific rock properties. The Geomechanics Laboratory enables you to measure rock properties under a wide range of [...]

By | April 7th, 2011|Comments Off on Geomechanics Laboratory

Eastern, Western and Texas Interconnects

Water Scarcity Impacts Energy Production In the United States the energy sector accounts for approximately 41% of daily fresh water withdrawals and 49% of total overall daily water withdrawals for the following energy-related uses: Hydroelectric power generation Thermoelectric power plant cooling and air emissions control Energy-resource extraction, refining, and processing The Energy Information Administration [...]

By | March 23rd, 2011|Comments Off on Eastern, Western and Texas Interconnects

Sustainable Subsurface Energy Development

Sandia is a leader in subsurface science for the DOE, integrating investments from multiple federal programs and commercial industry partners focused on the both petroleum (oil and gas) and derivative benefits for geothermal energy and subsurface energy storage and waste disposal. We work in shale science, salt sciences, drilling technologies for difficult subsurface environments, [...]

By | January 27th, 2011|Comments Off on Sustainable Subsurface Energy Development