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Sandia showcases biomanufacturing research at DOE summit

by Paul Rhien At the Innovation XLab: Biomanufacturing Summit held January 28–29 at the California Memorial Stadium in Berkeley, Sandia joined other Department of Energy national laboratories in showcasing their bioscience research and capabilities before investors, industry, and university partners. The two-day summit, hosted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was designed to help bridge the gap [...]

By | 2020-02-25T23:08:55+00:00 February 25th, 2020|Biofuels, Biomass, Capabilities, News, News & Events, Partnership, Research & Capabilities|Comments Off on Sandia showcases biomanufacturing research at DOE summit

Power plants get watered down

By Melissae Fellet Electricity production is one of the industries that uses the most water in the country each day. Researchers at Sandia are helping the largest power plant in the United States identify the most efficient and cost-effective strategies to reduce water use. They have developed a first-of-its-kind comprehensive system dynamics analysis that can [...]

By | 2020-01-06T18:01:05+00:00 January 6th, 2020|Energy Surety, Energy-Water Nexus, News, News & Events, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, Water Security|Comments Off on Power plants get watered down

Internships fuel research for engineering students from Puerto Rico

Edgardo Desarden Carrero, right, talks with Melvin Lugo Alvarez, both summer interns from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, studying resilient energy systems at Sandia National Laboratories. (Photo courtesy of Edgardo Desarden Carrero.) By Melissae Fellet For Edgardo Desarden Carrero, a student in the newly created electrical engineering doctorate program at the University [...]

By | 2019-12-16T16:11:02+00:00 December 16th, 2019|Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Internships fuel research for engineering students from Puerto Rico

Ribbon cutting for Sandia/Emera DC microgrid

At a ribbon cutting held on Sept. 6, officials from Sandia, Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB), and Emera Technologies were joined by representatives from the city of Albuquerque and the New Mexico congressional delegation to unveil the first phase of a resilient Direct Current (DC) microgrid project. Modernizing energy delivery The DC microgrid serves a [...]

By | 2019-11-12T17:19:40+00:00 November 12th, 2019|DETL, Energy, Facilities, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Partnership, Renewable Energy|Comments Off on Ribbon cutting for Sandia/Emera DC microgrid

Sandia research focuses on ‘switching on’ iron in clay minerals

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Anastasia Ilgen runs experiments in an anaerobic glovebox. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Click the thumbnail for a high-resolution image. By Michael Padilla ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Sandia National Laboratories researchers have discovered the mechanism to “switch on” iron residing in clay mineral structures, leading to the understanding of how to [...]

By | 2019-11-04T19:56:26+00:00 November 4th, 2019|News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia research focuses on ‘switching on’ iron in clay minerals

Sandia participates in Montana’s first DOE National Lab Day

By Michael Padilla Representatives from Sandia took part in Montana’s first Department of Energy (DOE) National Lab Day last month at Montana Technological University (Montana Tech). The goal of the Montana Tech event was to enable Montanans to learn about and explore opportunities for partnerships with DOE national laboratories. This event was similar to National [...]

By | 2019-10-28T22:14:46+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Energy, News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia participates in Montana’s first DOE National Lab Day

Sandia helps Puerto Rico grid resilience

The days and weeks following a natural disaster are a critical time for residents, emergency response teams, and government entities to recover and rebuild infrastructure. Example of a substation to be used in a Puerto Rico microgrid. (Photo by Robert Broderick) Recovery can be time-consuming, and rebuilding after disaster presents a critical juncture [...]

By | 2019-10-17T14:57:42+00:00 October 15th, 2019|Distribution Grid Integration, Energy Surety, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Sandia helps Puerto Rico grid resilience

Materials for hydrogen service advanced by new multilab consortium

Sandia, PNNL lead group studying metals and polymers in hydrogen environments By Melissae Fellet Researchers at Sandia and Pacific Northwest national laboratories are leading a collaborative effort to investigate how hydrogen affects materials such as plastics, rubber, steel and aluminum. The Hydrogen Materials Compatibility Consortium, or H-Mat, will focus on how hydrogen affects polymers and [...]

By | 2019-10-08T19:26:56+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Advanced Materials Laboratory, Capabilities, Hydrogen, News, News & Events, Partnership, Research & Capabilities, Transportation Energy|Comments Off on Materials for hydrogen service advanced by new multilab consortium

Latest solicitation calls for energy innovators

Since 2016, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Technology Commercialization Fund has promoted National Laboratories’ promising energy technologies and expanded their impact. With the latest solicitation announced for 2020, private companies can find support to collaborate with Sandia and other National Laboratories to commercialize promising energy technologies. Strengthening partnerships, realizing potential The Technology Commercialization Fund helps [...]

By | 2019-10-02T15:28:29+00:00 October 2nd, 2019|News, News & Events, Partnership|Comments Off on Latest solicitation calls for energy innovators

New Sandia report looks at reducing power outages

by Dan Ware For many people, there’s nothing more annoying than when the power goes out. Sometimes the outage is mercifully brief, but other times, depending on the cause, they can last for hours or even days. A new report from Sandia highlights advances in technology developed to improve the stability of large power systems, [...]

By | 2019-09-30T17:31:50+00:00 September 30th, 2019|Energy, Grid Integration, News, News & Events, Partnership, Publications|Comments Off on New Sandia report looks at reducing power outages