Hydrogen Production

Leading Solar Thermochemical Hydrogen Production R&D SNL maintains the equipment, experts, and partnerships required to develop technology for solar thermochemical (STCH) hydrogen production and thermal storage. The DOE, through investments made by the FCTO, LDRD, and other programs, has unique capabilities that are used to understand the chemical and physical transformations occurring in materials used [...]

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Quantitative Risk Assessment

Sandia’s Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) team develops methodologies to identify hazards, understand risk drivers, and develop strategies to reduce risk in hydrogen infrastructure. The models, data, methods, and tools developed by Sandia facilitate the use of science and engineering to support the development of codes and standards that ensure the safe use of hydrogen.  The [...]

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Hydrogen Infrastructure

Developing Reliable, Low-Cost Hydrogen Infrastructure NREL and SNL coordinate R&D capabilities and partnerships that are required to remove technical barriers associated with the widespread deployment of hydrogen infrastructure.  H2FIRST leverages existing DOE investments in NREL’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF), and the SNL Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI).  This unique capability [...]

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Hydrogen Behavior

The Turbulent Combustion Laboratory (TCL) provides a well-controlled, lab-scale environment for testing hydrogen release characteristics. Outfitted with several lasers, the TCL is uniquely suited to make high-fidelity, non-intrusive measurements of hydrogen release and combustion phenomena. The optical diagnostics employed in this laboratory include line-imaged Raman scattering, Raleigh Scattering, laser-induced fluorescence, particle imaging velocimetry, and Schlieren [...]

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Materials & Components Compatibility

The materials and components compatibility program element applies Sandia’s core capability in hydrogen embrittlement to address fundamental questions about the mechanical behavior of materials when exposed to high-pressure gaseous hydrogen. The cornerstone of Sandia’s core capability in hydrogen embrittlement is the Hydrogen Effects on Materials Laboratory where specialized assets reside for conducting mechanical testing of [...]

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Market Transformation

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Mobile Light Tower The Hydrogen Fuel Cell Mobile Light Tower was a unique industry/government partnership conceived and coordinated by Sandia engineers. The effort required the management of a diverse interdisciplinary team to realize a zero emissions, quite alternative to diesel-powered mobile light towers. The demonstrated product has been commercialized by [...]

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Fuel Cells

Sandia has the expertise in synthesizing and characterizing ion-containing separators employed in fuel cells and electrolysers.  For the past 12 years, Sandia has developed and patented a novel class of poly(phenylene)s that has shown promise in both acidic and alkaline fuel cells, flow batteries and electrolysers. Sandia has received industry investment totaling over $6M through [...]

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Providing the Science and Engineering to Accelerate the Deployment of Clean and Efficient Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies. About the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Program Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for vehicle, stationary, and portable poser applications are critical for realizing  a clean and secure energy future. Sandia’s Hydrogen Program supports the [...]

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Predictive Simulation of Engines

Focus areas for predictive simulation of advanced engines: Couple state-of-the-art Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) and optical engine experiments to provide significantly enhanced quantitative information and understanding. Spray modeling and experimentation in dense spray and nozzle internal flow regions, including physics like cavitation and flash boiling Spray Combustion Consortium (SCC) The Combustion Research Facility (CRF) [...]

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