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Jackie Chen inducted into Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame

by Michael Padilla Jackie Chen, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories’ Combustion Research Facility, will be inducted into the Alameda County Women’s Hall of Fame on March 19 in Oakland, California. Jackie is being honored in the area of science and technology for her contributions to using the world’s fastest supercomputers [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:48+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Transportation Energy|0 Comments

Jackie Chen to give keynote address at ISC High performance conference in Germany

By Michael Padilla Jackie Chen, distinguished member of technical staff at the Combustion Research Facility, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, June 21, at the ISC High Performance conference in Frankfurt, Germany. The keynote session will highlight contributions from female researchers and scientists in advancing the field of computational science. Jackie will [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:49+00:00 February 17th, 2016|CRF, News, Transportation Energy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Algae Raceway to speed path to biofuels

With the aim of transforming algae into a cost-competitive biofuel, Sandia/California has opened a new facility for further research into algae production. Called the algae raceway, the facility comprises three 1,000-liter ponds outfitted with custom lighting, environmental controls, and advanced monitoring. Several efforts are slated to begin immediately: a project to identify the best performing [...]

By | 2016-03-09T20:39:27+00:00 February 9th, 2016|News, Transportation Energy|0 Comments

Sandia Research to Be Featured on Upcoming Cover of Journal of Physical Chemistry B

Several Sandia Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) researchers, in collaboration with others in Kentucky and India, have published, “Theoretical insights into the role of water in the dissolution of cellulose using IL/water mixed solvent systems,” which the editors selected for Journal of Physical Chemistry B’s Nov. 12th issue cover. The continued reliance of the global transportation energy [...]

JBEI Featured in Chemical & Engineering News Cover Article

Researchers at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) are working to transform biomass into energy-rich fuel molecules. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) is now a member of the elite “100/ 500 Club,” having filed its 100th patent application and published its 500th scientific paper. (Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt) The Chemical [...]

CRF Experiment Confirms Accepted Oxidation Scheme of Proposed Diesel Alternative: Dimethyl Ether

Combustion Research Facility (CRF) researchers Kai Moshammer, Ahren Jasper, Arnas Lucassen, Arkke Eskola, Craig Taatjes, and Nils Hansen (all in Sandia’s Combustion Chemistry Dept.) as part of an international collaboration reported, in Journal of Physical Chemistry A, detecting and identifying previously undiscovered partially oxidized intermediates. This work provides experimental confirmation of the generally accepted dimethyl [...]

Much Cheaper, More Abundant Catalyst May Lower Hydrogen-Powered Car Costs

Sandia post-doctoral fellow Stan Chou demonstrates the reaction of more efficiently catalyzing hydrogen. In this simulation, the color is from dye excited by light and generating electrons for the catalyst molybdenum disulfide to evolve hydrogen. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Sandia researchers, at the Sandia-University of New Mexico Advanced Materials Laboratory, have engineered a [...]

Ionic Liquids Create More Sustainable Processes

In an article in Chemical Engineering, Blake Simmons (Senior Manager of Sandia’s Advanced Biomanufacturing Group and JBEI’s Chief Science & Technology Officer) talks about how the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) has scaled up biomass pretreatment technologies using ionic liquids (salts in a liquid state at ambient conditions) from the bench scale to the 100 L scale [...]

DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute Joins Elite ‘100/500 Club’

The DOE Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) filed its 100th patent application and published its 500th scientific paper. Headquartered in Emeryville, California, the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) is now a member of the elite “100/ 500 Club,” having filed its 100th patent application and published its 500th scientific paper. (Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt) Established [...]