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SNL & BAM Collaborative Workshop

October 6 – 8, 2014 Albuquerque, NM Sandia National Labs (SNL) and The German Federal Institute for Material Research and Testing (BAM) have been collaborating for over 30 years in the area of Used Nuclear Fuel Storage and Transportation. This site documents the agenda and outcome and houses [...]

By | November 11th, 2014|Comments Off on SNL & BAM Collaborative Workshop

Scientific Visit on Crystalline Rock Repository Development

Many thanks to all participants at the Scientific Visit on Crystalline Rock Repository Development in Prague, Czech Republic, 24–27 September 2012. The visit was hosted by the Czech Radioactive Waste Repository Authority (SÚRAO), co-hosted by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), and co-sponsored by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Background Smale-scale supercontainer mock-up at Josef [...]

By | July 25th, 2014|Comments Off on Scientific Visit on Crystalline Rock Repository Development

UFD WG Presentations, June 2014

June 4th Breakout Sessions June 4th Breakout Sessions (Late Submissions) June 5th Breakout Sessions June 5th Breakout Sessions (Late Submissions) NEUP Plenaries    

By | June 18th, 2014|Comments Off on UFD WG Presentations, June 2014

Previous US/German Workshops

  BACK Collaborations between the US and West Germany began in the 1970′s when both countries were investigating salt for the option of radioactive waste disposal. However, technical evaluations for disposal of heat-generating waste in salt experienced a rather long hiatus in the United States subsequent to certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and [...]

By | April 15th, 2014|Comments Off on Previous US/German Workshops

Past Presenters at the US/German Workshops

This is a cumulative list of presenters for the series of US/German Workshops. Links have been provided to published proceedings when possible. Marcus Altmaier (KIT) 4th US/German SALT Workshop, 2013 ABC-SALT Workshop Series Lupe Argüello (SNL) 2nd US/German SALT Workshop, 2011 Research Collaborations in (Computational) Geo-Mechanics 3rd US/German SALT Workshop, 2012 Outlook on the Benchmark [...]

By | April 15th, 2014|Comments Off on Past Presenters at the US/German Workshops

2014 US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design, and Operation

5th International US/German Workshop Information   Proceedings Hotel Registration Sunday Sept. 7 Monday Sept. 8 Tuesday Sept. 9 Wednesday Sept. 10 Thursday Sept. 11 Abstracts Companion Tours Previous Workshops Past Presenters Registration Welcome to the website for collaboration between U.S and German researchers with a mutual interest in radioactive waste disposal in deep geologic salt [...]

By | April 15th, 2014|Comments Off on 2014 US/German Workshop on Salt Repository Research, Design, and Operation

Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne Testing

On November 24, 2012 the National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) began testing of the Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) solar receiver shroud.  Fifteen days of solar testing are scheduled for this testing.  The flux levels on the shroud range between 100 and 500 suns.  The work is sponsored by PWR in cooperation with the Department [...]

By | December 19th, 2012|Concentrating Solar Power, EC, Energy, Facilities, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar, Solar Newsletter|Comments Off on Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne Testing

Nuclear Energy Workshops

2014 Workshops Brayton Cycle Workshop and Industry Day, August 2014 On August 26-27, 2014, Sandia National Laboratories plans to host a two day brainstorming session for Industry aimed at discussing the national challenges and collaborative opportunities present in sCO2 Brayton Cycle power cycle development. This event will seek to gather specific and detailed input [...]

By | November 5th, 2012|Comments Off on Nuclear Energy Workshops

Areva Solar and Sandia Labs Join Forces for CLFR Molten-Salt Storage

Areva Solar is collaborating with Sandia National Laboratories on a new concentrated solar power (CSP) installation with thermal energy storage. The CSP storage project combines Areva’s modular Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) solar design with Sandia Labs’ proven molten-salt storage system. This will be the first CSP integration with Sandia Labs’ Molten-Salt Test Loop [...]

By | September 17th, 2012|Concentrating Solar Power, Customers & Partners, Energy, News, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Areva Solar and Sandia Labs Join Forces for CLFR Molten-Salt Storage

NASA’s Solar Tower Test of the 1-Meter Aeroshell

This test is part of a series in support of NASA’s In-Space Propulsion Technologies (ISPT) program. An aeroshell allows a spacecraft to use friction from a planet’s or moon’s atmosphere as a braking force—allowing the probe to carry less fuel (for braking rockets) and permitting that now-available space and mass to be used for mission-relevant [...]

By | August 23rd, 2012|Concentrating Solar Power, Energy, Facilities, National Solar Thermal Test Facility, News, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Solar, Videos|Comments Off on NASA’s Solar Tower Test of the 1-Meter Aeroshell