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New report describes research towards affordable, scalable, and sustainable fuels and high-efficiency, low-emission engines

A new report from DOE describes the innovative collaborative research that has been completed in the first year of the Co-Optima initiative. The report spotlights approximately 30 of the scientific and technical advances that researchers made in the initiative's first year, including:     Identifying more than 40 candidate blendstocks that can be produced from [...]

By | 2017-02-21T16:39:08+00:00 February 20th, 2017|News, News & Events|Comments Off on New report describes research towards affordable, scalable, and sustainable fuels and high-efficiency, low-emission engines

Energy/Water Website available

A new website dedicated to Sandia’s Energy/Water efforts is now live and available to view. The site provides a program overview, examples of the program’s work, and even access to research, data, models, and decision support tools that address water supply challenges faced by the US. Focus areas include water treatment, data modeling and analysis, [...]

By | 2017-02-23T22:42:59+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Energy-Water Nexus, News, News & Events, Water Security|Comments Off on Energy/Water Website available

Sandia Labs takes home two national tech transfer awards

Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2017 State and Local Economic Development Recognition award for its work on the New Jersey Transit Grid project. Sandia’s partnership with NJT focused on the Energy Surety Microgrid (ESM) developed at Sandia. The labs did a feasibility study under the MOU and, after an initial design [...]

By | 2017-02-24T18:47:52+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Grid Integration, News, News & Events|Comments Off on Sandia Labs takes home two national tech transfer awards

New Fallon FORGE website available

The Fallon FORGE site, located in Fallon, Nevada, is one of two candidate sites for FORGE (Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy). Now, a publicly-available website will answer FAQs, share seismic data, provide Fallon FORGE-related news and events, and eventually include education and outreach information. The Fallon FORGE Team seeks to establish and manage [...]

By | 2017-02-20T15:54:36+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Geothermal, News, News & Events|Comments Off on New Fallon FORGE website available

Second Annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report Published

 The Department of Energy has released its second annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report.  The documents can help demonstrate the Department's and the National Laboratories' commitment to job growth across all energy and manufacturing technologies.  Particularly, the report analyzes how changes in America’s energy profile are affecting national employment in key sectors of the economy. [...]

By | 2017-01-26T14:41:49+00:00 January 26th, 2017|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Second Annual U.S. Energy and Employment Report Published

Spray Combustion Consortium formed to improve engine design

by Michael Padilla Sandia National Laboratories has formed an industry-funded Spray Combustion Consortium to better understand fuel injection by developing modeling tools. Control of fuel sprays is key to the development of clean, affordable fuel-efficient engines. Intended for industry, software vendors and national laboratories, the consortium provides a direct path from fundamental research to validated [...]

By | 2017-08-18T19:54:35+00:00 January 13th, 2017|News, News & Events|Comments Off on Spray Combustion Consortium formed to improve engine design

PV Tracking Technology call for papers

ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering Special Issue: Photovoltaic Tracking Technology Photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are becoming a larger share of electricity production, with over 230 GW installed worldwide. Much of this growth is being driven by a variety of incentives, though just as important, costs are decreasing due to improvements in manufacturing technology, raw material [...]

By | 2016-12-16T20:58:06+00:00 December 16th, 2016|News, News & Events, Solar|Comments Off on PV Tracking Technology call for papers

DOE Office of Technology Transitions seeks proposals to support transition of energy tech with commercial potential

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Technology Transitions is seeking proposals from the National Laboratories to support the transition of promising energy related technologies developed at the National Laboratories with commercial potential. DOE’s FY-17 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF funding is estimated to be approximately $23.4 million and DOE will provide a 50% cost match for [...]

By | 2016-12-13T19:00:14+00:00 December 12th, 2016|News, News & Events, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on DOE Office of Technology Transitions seeks proposals to support transition of energy tech with commercial potential

Sandia’s Test Technology Enables Development of Novel Multi-Rotor Wind Turbine

When Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems A/S decided to build a multi-rotor wind turbine, it used a hardware emulation system developed by Sandia National Laboratories to create, configure, and test the controls system. Instead of relying on ever larger turbines to increase energy production and reduce the cost of energy, Vestas designed an [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:43+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Customers & Partners, EC, News, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy, Wind News|Comments Off on Sandia’s Test Technology Enables Development of Novel Multi-Rotor Wind Turbine

Hosting the US Drive Joint Tech Team meeting

In April, Sandia hosted the in-person joint meeting of the US Drive Hydrogen Codes & Standards Tech Team and US Drive Delivery Tech Team. Part of US Drive—an industry-government partnership that supports new technologies for advanced vehicles and infrastructure—the Tech Teams facilitate the meaningful development of hydrogen technologies in the various program areas of EERE’s [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:43+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Hydrogen|Comments Off on Hosting the US Drive Joint Tech Team meeting