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 [...]
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 [...]
A Sandia presentation at the April meeting of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee covered Sandia’s extensive and long-standing hydrogen capabilities, as well as the labs’ hydrogen and fuel cell program. This technical advisory committee was established by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to advise the Energy Secretary on DOE's hydrogen research, [...]
Sandia recently established a CRADA with the Fire Protection Research Foundation, which supports research for the National Fire Protection Association, and BKi, acting on behalf of the California Fuel Cell Partnership. The CRADA will support development of models intended to provide the scientific basis for code requirements for liquid hydrogen storage in the Hydrogen Technologies [...]
Two Sandia researchers explored opportunities to transfer Sandia’s intellectual property (IP) on alkaline exchanges membranes by engaging in a seven-week boot camp offered by Lab-Corps, a DOE program to speed the transition of lab findings into the marketplace. The new membrane technologies have been evaluated against commercially available incumbents and offer superior performance in a [...]
At the 100th Anniversary Honors and Awards Gala of the 2016 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Pressure Vessels & Piping Division Conference (PVP), Chris San Marchi received the PVP Heki Shibata Outstanding International Technical Session Award for developing the 2015 PVP session entitled Effects of Gaseous Hydrogen on Pressure Vessel Steels.
In March, Sandia participated in the Board of Directors Meeting of the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association, a trade association dedicated to the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen energy technologies. As a member of the Board of Directors, Sandia helped set priorities for the organization
Today’s Fuel Cell Market Creates Jobs While Providing Clean Energy Sandia National Laboratories joins the nation in celebrating National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day by marking the growth of the industry and raising awareness of the benefits fuel cells and hydrogen technologies provide in generating reliable and resilient power, improving the environment by reducing greenhouse [...]
Sandia, along with other national laboratories, coordinated two meetings in May focused on hydrogen energy. The first, held at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, convened utility stakeholders to discuss the potential of hydrogen to provide services to the electricity sector and enable greater penetration of renewable energy production as part of DOE’s Hydrogen at Scale (H2@Scale) [...]
Sandia attended the April Executive Board Meeting of the California Fuel Cell Partnership, a group that strives to move fuel cell electric vehicles closer to market.