Transportation Energy 2019-11-14T16:32:30+00:00

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.

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 [...]

Hosting the US Drive Joint Tech Team meeting

In April, Sandia hosted the in-person joint meeting of the US Drive Hydrogen Codes & Standards Tech Team and US Drive Delivery Tech Team. Part of US Drive—an industry-government partnership that supports new technologies for [...]

Presenting at the Hydrogen Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) meeting

A Sandia presentation at the April meeting of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee covered Sandia’s extensive and long-standing hydrogen capabilities, as well as the labs’ hydrogen and fuel cell program. This technical [...]