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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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New Polarized-Depolarized Measurement Capability Extends Use of Raman/Rayleigh Methods to More Flame Types

Figure 1.  A second Raman/Rayleigh line-imaging detection unit allows researcher to simultaneously measure polarized and depolarized components of Raman scattering signals, helping to overcome fluorescence interference from soot precursors in hydrocarbon flames. Allowing single-shot measurements of all major species in nonsooting flames of simple fuels, such as H2 and CH4, spontaneous Raman scattering [...]

By |April 23rd, 2014|Capabilities, CRF, Energy, Facilities, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Sensors & Optical Diagnostics, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on New Polarized-Depolarized Measurement Capability Extends Use of Raman/Rayleigh Methods to More Flame Types

CRF Summer Undergraduate Internship Opportunities – Apply by January 10, 2014

The Combustion Research Facility (CRF) is seeking undergraduate and community college interns for 10-week appointments in summer 2014. Interns will be paired with a CRF scientist to conduct experimental, computational, or modeling research related to CRF programs. Applicants must be U.S. citizens majoring in math, physical science, or engineering, with a minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0. [...]

By |December 4th, 2013|CRF, Energy, Facilities, Job Listing, News, News & Events, Office of Science, Research & Capabilities, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on CRF Summer Undergraduate Internship Opportunities – Apply by January 10, 2014

Sandia Signs Memorandum of Understanding with H2USA

Sandia recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with H2USA, a new public-private partnership launched by DOE to focus on advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support more transportation energy options for U.S. consumers, including fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). The partnership brings together automakers, government agencies, gas suppliers, and the hydrogen and fuel-cell industries to coordinate [...]

By |November 12th, 2013|CRF, Energy, Facilities, News, News & Events, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Sandia Signs Memorandum of Understanding with H2USA

Assessing the Economic Potential of Advanced Biofuels

Dean Dibble prepares samples of switchgrass for analysis. (Photo by Randy Wong) Biofuels hold great promise for the future of transportation energy, but how near we are to that future is, at best, an educated guess with many variables at play. A study led by Scott Paap (Systems Research and Analysis Dept.), “Biochemical production [...]

By |September 10th, 2013|Biofuels, Biomass, Energy, Facilities, JBEI, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy, Systems Analysis, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Assessing the Economic Potential of Advanced Biofuels