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methane hydrates

Clean Fossil Energy

Unlocking Fire Ice

A PNNL-developed software is being used to study a new way of producing methane hydrates—a massive and largely untapped source of energy.   Rest of story…

power lines

Electricity Infrastructure

PNNL smart grid management technology licensed to Calico

Technology balances power supply and demand at lowest possible cost.   Rest of story…

algae slurry

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Algae to crude oil: Million-year natural process takes minutes in the lab

Engineers at PNNL have created a continuous chemical process that produces useful crude oil minutes after they pour in harvested algae. Rest of story…

Environmental Health & Remediation

Chemical treatment methods show potential for stabilizing contaminants

PNNL study identifies three treatment methods for stabilizing contaminants in underground tanks. Rest of story…

radiogel technology

Nuclear Regulatory

Gel technology offers a promising approach toward cancer treatment

An injectable radiogel technology delivers the yttrium-90 medical isotope to a precise location in the body for targeted radiation therapy. Rest of story…

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  • Green Car Congress reported PNNL partnered with EaglePicher Technologies for a previous project to develop sodium-beta batteries in a story about EaglePicher receiving more funding from ARPA-E to further advance their battery. 04.10.14
  • Climate Central quoted comments made by PNNL's Michael Kintner-Meyer at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Future of Energy Summit in New York in a story about energy storage and improving the power grid's resilience. The story was reposted by other news websites. 04.09.14
  • PNNL's John Holladay was quoted in Greenwire story about Algenol's goals to produce economical biofuel based on algae. 04.09.14
  • PNNL water resource engineer, Kate McMordie, was featured in a reader profile segment in Water Efficiency, the Journal of Water Resource Management. 04.09.14
  • Reporter Chris Casquejo of CCTV America, a U.S.-based, China-backed, English-language broadcast news service, highlighted how PNNL's lithium-sulfur battery research could help extend the driving range of electric vehicles. 03.29.14
  • In its coverage of Solazyme, CNBC mentioned a previous study by PNNL that showed that the nation has the capability to produce significant amounts of biofuel from algae. 03.25.14
  • KVEW-TV's Lida Alikhani featured PNNL's Bruce Bjornstad in a story about landslides and landslide risks in the Tri-Cities in light of the March 22 landslide in Oso, Wash. 03.25.14
  • Machine Design, Oregon Public Radio and newspapers throughout the Pacific Northwest covered PNNL's new microbattery for use by researchers tracking the welfare of salmon. 03.25.14
  • Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production Magazin reported PNNL and NREL hosted a gathering of energy system integration experts in an essay on the benefits of cogeneration. 03.25.14
  • Fierce Energy, Hydrogen Cars and Vehicles, and other publications reported on the status of H2USA and highlighted recent participation by PNNL. 03.24.14
  • A project to produce electricity using tidal power from underwater turbines in Admiralty Inlet, near Washington state's Puget Sound, received a key federal approval in March. The Seattle Times, Oregon Public Radio and other outlets covered the development. 03.20.14
  • The Laurel (Mt.) Outlook reported on research by PNNL's Ryan Harnish showing that modifications to the Priest Rapids dam in Washington state has boosted salmon in the Hanford Reach. 03.20.14
  • Green Car Congress reported PNNL partnered with EaglePicher Technologies for a previous project to develop sodium-beta batteries in a story about EaglePicher receiving more funding from ARPA-E to further advance their battery. 04.10.14
  • Climate Central quoted comments made by PNNL's Michael Kintner-Meyer at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Future of Energy Summit in New York in a story about energy storage and improving the power grid's resilience. The story was reposted by other news websites. 04.09.14
  • PNNL's John Holladay was quoted in Greenwire story about Algenol's goals to produce economical biofuel based on algae. 04.09.14
  • PNNL water resource engineer, Kate McMordie, was featured in a reader profile segment in Water Efficiency, the Journal of Water Resource Management. 04.09.14
  • Reporter Chris Casquejo of CCTV America, a U.S.-based, China-backed, English-language broadcast news service, highlighted how PNNL's lithium-sulfur battery research could help extend the driving range of electric vehicles. 03.29.14
  • In its coverage of Solazyme, CNBC mentioned a previous study by PNNL that showed that the nation has the capability to produce significant amounts of biofuel from algae. 03.25.14
  • KVEW-TV's Lida Alikhani featured PNNL's Bruce Bjornstad in a story about landslides and landslide risks in the Tri-Cities in light of the March 22 landslide in Oso, Wash. 03.25.14
  • Machine Design, Oregon Public Radio and newspapers throughout the Pacific Northwest covered PNNL's new microbattery for use by researchers tracking the welfare of salmon. 03.25.14
  • Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production Magazin reported PNNL and NREL hosted a gathering of energy system integration experts in an essay on the benefits of cogeneration. 03.25.14
  • Fierce Energy, Hydrogen Cars and Vehicles, and other publications reported on the status of H2USA and highlighted recent participation by PNNL. 03.24.14
  • A project to produce electricity using tidal power from underwater turbines in Admiralty Inlet, near Washington state's Puget Sound, received a key federal approval in March. The Seattle Times, Oregon Public Radio and other outlets covered the development. 03.20.14
  • The Laurel (Mt.) Outlook reported on research by PNNL's Ryan Harnish showing that modifications to the Priest Rapids dam in Washington state has boosted salmon in the Hanford Reach. 03.20.14

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PNNL engineers have created a continuous chemical process that produces useful crude oil in less than an hour after they pour in harvested algae. Read more... See video.

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An immense challenge facing the auto industry — how to make vehicles both lighter and cleaner — is discussed by PNNL's George Muntean, Director of Transportation Programs. Read more... See video.


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