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Transportation Energy

The national-level objective for the future is to create a carbon-neutral fleet that is powered by low-carbon US sources. Sandia delivers advanced technologies and design tools to the broad transportation sector in the following areas:

Predictive Simulation of Engines

Fuel sprays and their transition from the liquid to gas phase and computationally tractable models that capture the physics of combustion.

Convergence of Biofuels and Powertrains

Co-development of biofuels production and engine design to generate a complete systems-based understanding of new engine architectures.

Safe and Reliable Energy Storage Components and Systems

Transitioning to “beyond lithium-ion” chemistries.

Enabling a Hydrogen Infrastructure

Expertise in hydrogen science and engineering toward developing hydrogen-fuel production, distribution, and storage approaches that support the FCEV market.

Next-Generation Automotive Technologies and Capabilities

From freight transport to the daily commute, transportation plays a crucial role in our nation’s economy and energy security. The latest issue of Sandia National Laboratories’ intellectual property magazine, Innovation Marketplace, showcases technologies and capabilities [...]

Webinar: Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models Update 2.0

On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 12 p.m. Eastern, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) will host a live webinar titled "Hydrogen Risk [...]

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 [...]

Ducted fuel injection promises cleaner combustion

By Michael Langley Click the image to watch a video with additional information about ducted fuel injection. An engine innovation first conceived and tested by Sandia scientists has attracted the attention of big [...]