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CRF Researchers answer Alan Alda’s Flame Challenge

Last month, Alan Alda posed a challenge to scientists and researchers in Science magazine: Can you explain what a flame is in a way that 11-year-olds will understand? Entries could take any shape–prose, poetry, videos, cartoons and more! CRF researchers Guilhem Lazare, Judit Zador, and Jens Prager got together to answer the challenge with their [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:49:15+00:00 April 10th, 2012|CRF, Energy, Facilities, News, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on CRF Researchers answer Alan Alda’s Flame Challenge

Thermochemical Conversion

Thermochemical conversion of biomass to fuels has become increasingly important as climate and energy security issues challenge our dependence on conventional energy sources. Sandia provides the enabling science and engineering basis for the next generation of thermochemical platform technologies for biomass to fungible fuels and power.  Thermochemical fuels research expertise includes biomass pre-treatment, fast-pyrolysis, char [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:36+00:00 April 27th, 2011|Comments Off on Thermochemical Conversion

Lignocellulosic Biomass

Lignocellulosic biomass is one of the most abundant plants on Earth and is a critical feedstock for the production of renewable fuels. Lignocellulose is a mixture of complex sugars and lignin, a non-carbohydrate polymer that provides strength and structure to plant cell walls. By extracting simple fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and producing biofuels, the [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:36+00:00 April 26th, 2011|Comments Off on Lignocellulosic Biomass


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 [...]

By | 2017-03-08T19:32:37+00:00 November 9th, 2010|Comments Off on Hydrogen

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 [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:42+00:00 November 9th, 2010|Comments Off on Predictive Simulation of Engines

Stationary Power

Stationary Power Our work in stationary power includes the deployment of clean electricity, which requires integration with a modernized grid infrastructure, and enhancements in energy efficiency as a direct influence on energy productivity and economic competitiveness. Energy Conversion Efficiency High-efficiency conversion of low and  zero-carbon energy sources to electricity Grid [...]

By | 2017-06-29T18:38:09+00:00 November 4th, 2010|Comments Off on Stationary Power