Combustion Research Facility

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Microalgae

Advanced biofuels derived from microalgae at the commercial scale could meet, depending on productivity, the transportation fuel needs of the entire United States using a relatively small land area as compared to that required by lignocellulosic fuels. Microalgae consume CO2 as a nutrient, can be grown with impaired (e.g., brackish) water sources on land that does [...]

By | 2018-07-25T17:50:56+00:00 April 27th, 2011|Comments Off on Microalgae

Lignocellulosic Biomass

Lignocellulosic biomass is one of the most abundant plants on Earth and is a critical feedstock for the production of renewable fuels. Lignocellulose is a mixture of complex sugars and lignin, a non-carbohydrate polymer that provides strength and structure to plant cell walls. By extracting simple fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and producing biofuels, the [...]

By | 2018-07-25T17:50:39+00:00 April 26th, 2011|Comments Off on Lignocellulosic Biomass

Chemical Sciences

Sandia’s Basic Energy Sciences (BES) Chemical Sciences Program explores fundamental research in focused areas chemistry relevant to DOE missions. The focus of the Chemical Sciences research at Sandia is the production of energy from chemical processes, principally combustion. In addition to supporting research at Sandia, Chemical Sciences constructed and runs the Combustion Research Facility (CRF). [...]

By | 2016-12-02T18:47:38+00:00 February 17th, 2011|Comments Off on Chemical Sciences

Hydrogen

Providing the Science and Engineering to Accelerate the Deployment of Clean and Efficient Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies. About the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells Program Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies for vehicle, stationary, and portable poser applications are critical for realizing  a clean and secure energy future. Sandia’s [...]

By | 2018-11-09T21:02:04+00:00 November 9th, 2010|Comments Off on Hydrogen

Co-Evolution of Biofuels

This program includes the development of thermochemical and biochemical conversion technologies routes to efficiently generate renewable biofuels from two primary feedstock types – lignocellulose and microalgae. Both of these feedstocks have significant promise in terms of displacing fossil fuels, but significant challenges remain that require further research and development. Co-evolution of Biofuels and Engines [...]

By | 2018-07-25T17:50:07+00:00 November 9th, 2010|Comments Off on Co-Evolution of Biofuels

Predictive Simulation of Engines

Focus areas for predictive simulation of advanced engines: Couple state-of-the-art Large-Eddy Simulation (LES) and optical engine experiments to provide significantly enhanced quantitative information and understanding. Spray modeling and experimentation in dense spray and nozzle internal flow regions, including physics like cavitation and flash boiling Spray Combustion Consortium (SCC) The Combustion Research Facility [...]

By | 2018-10-30T16:27:36+00:00 November 9th, 2010|Comments Off on Predictive Simulation of Engines