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Bay-Area National Labs Team to Tackle Long-Standing Automotive Hydrogen-Storage Challenge

Sandia will lead the tri-lab Hydrogen Materials Advanced Research Consortium (HyMARC: Sandia, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [LLNL], and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory [LBNL]) to address scientific challenges to developing viable solid-state materials to store hydrogen onboard vehicles, leading to more reliable, economic hydrogen-fuel-cell vehicles. “Hydrogen, as a transportation fuel, has great potential to provide highly [...]

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Unit to Provide Renewable Power to Honolulu Port

Pete Devlin, of the Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technology Office, cut the ribbon to initiate the Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project to test a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered generator at Young Brothers Ltd.’s Port of Honolulu facility. Left to right: Mark Glick, Hawaii State Energy Office, Glenn Hong, Young Brothers Ltd., Pete Devlin, John Quinn, US [...]

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Funding Awarded for Feasibility Study

Sandia and San Francisco’s Red and White Fleet are partnering to develop a high-speed, hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered passenger ferry and refueling station. Hydrogen fuel cells have higher energy efficiency than the diesel engines that power most passenger ferries, no harmful exhaust emissions, quiet operation, and no risk of fuel spills. (Photo courtesy of Red and White [...]

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Project Seeks to Reduce Port Emissions

Young Brothers, Ltd. to Test Maritime Unit at Port of Honolulu Can clean, sustainable hydrogen power reduce the concentration of emissions produced at commercial ports? The US Department of Energy (DOE), the US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD), and Sandia National Laboratories are leading a hydrogen fuel cell deployment project in Hawaii to answer [...]

New Report Describes Joint Opportunities for Natural Gas and Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle Markets

Hydrogen and natural gas share a number of common entry to market barriers. (Image from DOE-EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office.) Sandia, supported by the DOE’s Vehicle Technologies and Fuel Cell Technologies offices (within the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, EERE), recently released “Transitioning the Transportation Sector: Exploring the Intersection of [...]

Linde, Sandia Partnership Looks to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

Sandia and industrial gas giant Linde LLC have signed an umbrella cooperative R&D agreement (CRADA) that is expected to accelerate the development of low-carbon energy and industrial technologies, beginning with hydrogen and fuel cells. On December 10, 2014, Linde opened the first-ever, fully certified commercial hydrogen fueling station near Sacramento with support from the California [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:17+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI), Energy, Energy Storage, Facilities, News, News & Events, Partnership, Systems Analysis, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Linde, Sandia Partnership Looks to Expand Hydrogen Fueling Network

Storing Hydrogen Underground Could Boost Transportation, Energy Security

Large-scale storage of low-pressure, gaseous hydrogen in salt caverns and other underground sites for transportation fuel and grid-scale energy applications offers several advantages over above-ground storage, says a recent Sandia study sponsored by the DOE Fuel Cell Technologies Office. Geologic storage of hydrogen gas could make it possible to produce and distribute large quantities of [...]

Sandians Won Best Poster Award at the ASME 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference

Brian Somerday and Joe Ronevich (both in Sandia’s Hydrogen and Combustion Technology Dept.) won the Best Poster Award for their presentation “Assessing Hydrogen Pipeline Reliability: Quantifying Susceptibility of Pipeline Steels to Hydrogen Gas-Accelerated Fatigue Crack Growth” at the ASME 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. One pathway for delivering H2 [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:22+00:00 December 10th, 2014|Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI), Energy, Facilities, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Sandians Won Best Poster Award at the ASME 12th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering, and Technology Conference

Fuel-Cell-Powered Mobile Lights Tested, Proven, Ready for Commercial Use

Developed by Sandia and several industry partners, the fuel-cell mobile light offers a cleaner, quieter alternative to diesel-pow-ered units. As seen here (top center), the system has been used by airport construction personnel at San Francisco International Airport and in other applications. (Photo by Dino Vournas) Mobile lighting systems powered by hydrogen (H2) [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:23+00:00 December 4th, 2014|Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI), Energy, Facilities, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Fuel-Cell-Powered Mobile Lights Tested, Proven, Ready for Commercial Use

Federal Laboratory Consortium Regional Technology-Transfer Awards Salute Innovation, Commercialization at Sandia

The Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) is the nationwide network of federal laboratories with more than 300 members that provides the forum to develop strategies and opportunities for linking laboratory mission technologies and expertise with the marketplace. “We are proud of this work in technology development, technology transfer, and partnerships,” said Jackie Kerby Moore, Sandia’s manager [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:48:26+00:00 September 23rd, 2014|Capabilities, Carbon Capture, Carbon Capture & Storage, Center for Infrastructure Research and Innovation (CIRI), Energy, Energy Storage, Facilities, Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC), Materials Science, News, News & Events, Research & Capabilities, Systems Analysis, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Federal Laboratory Consortium Regional Technology-Transfer Awards Salute Innovation, Commercialization at Sandia