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Forging Our Nation's Clean Energy Future

Americans consume more energy per person than any other country in the world. At PNNL, we believe there can be no energy solutions without associated environmental solutions. From grid modernization and building controls to providing scientifically-defensible solutions for legacy nuclear waste, our researchers are helping deliver our nation's clean energy future.


  • PNNL Technology at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

    PNNL Technology at ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

    Where will the future of energy technology take us? PNNL joins researchers and professionals at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit to share innovative ways of addressing America's energy challenges through technological advancements.

  • Two Brains are Better Than One: How the Geothermal Community Upped the Game for Computer Codes

    Two Brains are Better Than One: How the Geothermal Community Upped the Game for Computer Codes

    The purpose of the Geothermal Technologies Office Code Comparison Study is to determine how well the geothermal research community characterizes and models enhanced geothermal systems. The study brought together 11 research institutions to test, compare, improve, and discuss their numerical simulators. These codes have the potential to help facilitate widespread geothermal energy development.

  • Tune-Ups: Servicing Buildings from the Roof, Down

    Tune-Ups: Servicing Buildings from the Roof, Down

    In 2018, one of America's most iconic and energy efficient cities will require that large commercial buildings receive periodic tune-ups. Seattle is currently partnering with DOE and PNNL to give building owners a head-start. How'd we get here? Our video timeline chronicles the events leading up to Seattle's decision to implement PNNL's building Re-tuning™ methodology.

  • Hawaii Says Aloha to Building Energy Savings

    Hawaii Says Aloha to Building Energy Savings

    Aloha State is perusing the adoption of the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code. The change, in part, is driven by simulation and analysis findings from researchers at PNNL, which showed that the adoption of the 2015 code could reduce residential energy costs by 21 percent.

  • Research Artwork Featured on Advanced Materials Interfaces

    Research Artwork Featured on Advanced Materials Interfaces

    Artwork depicting research on a new metal organic framework technique was chosen to grace the cover of an esteemed scientific journal. PNNL collaborated with Texas A&M University on the research.

  • Henry Huang

    Controls Engineer Named Fellow of Renowned Engineering Institute

    Researcher Zhenyu Huang was elevated to the grade of Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for his work in dynamic analysis and high performance computing.

  • Jun Liu

    Energy Storage Expert Among Most Influential Scientists

    Jun Liu is ranked among the most highly cited scientists in the world in the areas of chemistry and materials science.

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