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2018

EIN Newsdesk reports that DOE has announced selections for its Notice of Opportunity for Technical Assistance to perform techno-economic studies evaluating value of two pumped-storage hydropower projects. PNNL is 1 of 5 labs conducting the studies. 12.5.18 

NBC Right Now reports on PNNL's VOLTTRON, which monitors energy and maximizes utility usage. 12.5.18 

Power Magazine summarizes distributed energy as a burgeoning market and cites stats from PNNL's Distributed Wind Market report released in August. 12.2.18 

Manufacturing News reports that Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a Manufacturing USA institute, launched a third round of tech projects. One project is led by Boeing, with PNNL as a partner. 12.1.18 

Facilitiesnet cites a PNNL lighting report that shows that including networked lighting controls when transitioning from fluorescent to LED lights pushes average savings to 66 percent. 11.30.18 

DOE writes a blog about the historical time for renewable jet fuel -- the PNNL, LanzaTech and Virgin Atlantic collaboration that resulted in the first commercial flight using sustainable aviation fuel. 11.26.18 

The Tri-City Herald publishes PNNL Director Steven Ashby's column on the Lab's lighting research. 11.25.18 

DOE Science news Source reports that DOE has issued a call for HPC for Energy Innovation proposals, and PNNL is one of nine national labs participating. 11.14.18 

Seattle.gov discusses growing Seattle's building tune-up and energy-efficiency workforce, using in part PNNL's Asset Score tool. 11.6.18 

The Press-Enterprise reports on STEMapalooza for San Bernardino county students, and one of the presenters was PNNL's Suveen Mathaudhu. 11.2.18 

Redstone Rocket reports on how Garrison is pushing efforts to reduce utility bills, including working with PNNL on building controls retuning that, within five buildings, will reap an annual cost savings of $221,000 alone. 10.31.18 

Power Technology quotes PNNL's Andrea Copping from a report on the lack of research as a disadvantage for tidal energy. 10.26.18 

STRN reports on the results of the Wind Forecast Improvement Project II, where data is stored in PNNL's Data Archive and Portal. 10.23.18 

T&D World discusses how PNNL's VOLTTRON goes way beyond building energy management. 10.22.18 

LightED announces that DOE will host a Sky Glow webinar, which will feature PNNL's Bruce Kinzey. 10.22.18 

Mobile Herald describes a study by PNNL that states electric vehicle driving range could be doubled. 10.13.18 

TTG Media explains Virgin Atlantic's new eco-fuel, which was developed by LanzaTech and PNNL. 10.12.18 

Bio-based News reports on the PNNL-LanzaTech partnership to make new recycled waste gas used by Virgin Atlantic on a recent transatlantic flight. 10.11.18 

The Star reports on the Chinese scientists claim of a solution to lithium phone batteries dying or catching fire, and cites a recent PNNL development of a new electrolyte. 10.10.18 

The Market Screener highlights the Virgin Atlantic flight powered by waste gas developed by LanzaTech and PNNL. 10.9.18 

American Councils for International Education announces the Fuel Cell Rose Education Award. PNNL plans to host the first recipient. 10.8.18 

The Tri-City Herald publishes a column from PNNL Director Steven Ashby about PNNL's work in hydrogen and fuel cells. 10.8.18 

GE Reports announces that the new low-carbon flight taken by Virgin Atlantic using recycled waste gas developed by LanzaTech and PNNL was one of the top 5 coolest things on Earth for the previous week. 10.7.18 

Science & Technology Research News reports that PNNL and LanzaTech to make new jet fuel. 10.5.18 

Waste360 describes how a Virgin Atlantic plane flew on recycled waste gas developed by LanzaTech and PNNL. 10.5.18 

Popular Mechanics describes the completion of the Virgin Atlantic transatlantic flight with fuel made partly from industrial waste, a technology developed by LanzaTech and PNNL. 10.5.18 

Prevue Meetings and Incentives describes the Virgin Atlantic flight using the recycled waste gas developed by LanzaTech and PNNL. 10.5.18 

New Atlas describes how recycled carbon jet fuel gets its first commercial use, spurred by a partnership between LanzaTech and PNNL. 10.4.18 

EcoWatch reports that Virgin Atlantic completed its first commercial flight on recycled waste gas developed by LanzaTech and PNNL. 10.4.18 

Preston Business Review reports on Virgin Atlantic's flight on fuel made from industrial waste gas, a product as a result of a PNNL-LanzaTech collaboration. 10.3.18 

Chemical Industry summarizes the partnership of PNNL and LanzaTech to make new jet fuel, leading the Virgin Atlantic flight from Orlando to London using the new fuel. 10.3.18 

World Industrial Reporter reports on Virgin Atlantic's mission to fly on PNNL and LanzaTech's recycled waste gas fuel. 10.3.18 

Bioenergy International features the PNNL-LanzaTech partnership that led them to new jet fuel used in historic Virgin Atlantic flight. 10.3.18 

The Statesman cites a paper contributed to by PNNL ina study that indicates surfaces that throw out heat would reduce the energy it takes to cool things down. 10.3.18 

Tech Site reports on the PNNL-LanzaTech collaboration to develop new jet fuel that will be used by Virgin Atlantic during a transatlantic flight. 10.2.18 

The Tri-City Herald highlights PNNL's effort in helping Virgin Atlantic fly with jet fuel made from pollution. 10.2.18 

phys.org reports on a new electrolyte developed by PNNL that helps address safety as well as performance issues posed by lithium metal batteries. 9.27.18 

Green Air Online reports on Virgin Atlantic's plans for its first commercial flight in October using low-carbon fuel developed by LanzaTech and PNNL. 9.14.18 

NBC Right Now features PNNL's self-healing cement. 9.6.18 

EE Online summarizes the DOE 2017 wind market reports recently published by DOE, including one authored by PNNL. 8.28.18 

Triple Pundit reports on how DOE promotes wind energy over coal, discussing the trio of wind reports recently released, one from PNNL. 8.28.18 

Infomarine Online summarizes the trio of DOE wind reports recently published, including PNNL's Distributed Wind Market Report 2017. 8.28.18 

The Daily Energy Insider describes PNNL's annual Distributed Wind Market Report, including how large installations of distributed wind power turbines almost doubled in 2017. 8.27.18 

Safety4Sea reports on three wind energy market reports released by DOE, one which is PNNL's Distributed Wind Market Report. 8.27.18 

Machine Design describes distributed wind power on the rise, stemming from PNNL's newly released 2017 Distributed Wind Market Report. 8.27.18

Energy Central News discusses how large installations of distributed wind power turbines almost doubled in 2017, as reported in a recent PNNL wind report. 8.27.18 

The Energy Source summarizes distributed power on the rise, and points to PNNL's newly released 2017 Distributed Wind Market Report. 8.27.18 

The Tri-City Herald published PNNL Director Steve Ashby's column on self-healing cement developed at the Lab. 8.26.18 

American Public Power Association reports on the trio of wind reports released by DOE, including PNNL's Distributed Wind Market Report. 8.24.18 

North American Clean Energy highlights PNNL's Distributed Wind Market Report, which was recently released. 8.23.18 

North American Windpower describes DOE's effort to give the lowdown on the state of U.S. wind power, including a report published by PNNL. 8.23.18 

Energy.gov reports on the three 2017 wind market reports that indicate strong wind power installation trends and falling prices. One of the reports was published by PNNL. 8.23.18 

North American Clean Energy reports on VOLTTRON, an energy platform available in open source. 8.21.18 

Science Trends highlights PNNL's new approach for high energy density Li-ion batteries.  8.13.18 

Facilities.net provides an article about addressing the maintenance and engineering knowledge gap for younger workers, and points to PNNL's Building Retuning training that helps identify opportunities for improvements to existing buildings. 8.8.18 

Technical Progress reports on how PNNL researchers demonstrated a small lithium-metal battery can recharge about seven times more than batteries with conventional electrolytes. 8.7.18 

Electrical Construction and Maintenance reports on PNNL's testing of the performance of high-efficiency LEDs. 7.26.18  

The Sequim Gazette discusses Sequim Marine Sciences Laboratory role in upcoming research for aquatic animals' safety around turbines. This research is part of the PNNL-University of Alaska Fairbanks five-year agreement. 7.18.18 

Bio-based News highlights a UK government grant for LanzaTech to develop the first wast carbon to jet fuel project.  PNNL is named as a partner. 7.12.18 

Bioenergy International reports on how LanzaTech, Virgin Atlantic are inching closer to building the world's first large-scale alcohol-to-fuel plant, and mentions PNNL as a partner. 7.9.18 

Biomass Magazine reports on a study by PNNL and National Renewable Energy Laboratory that identifies biocrude production potential in the conterminous United States. 7.9.18 

Biofuels Digest reports on LanzaTech's accomplishments in alcohol-to-jet fuels and large-scale facility, mentioning PNNL as a partner.  7.8.18

Inquisitr discusses PNNL research, the future of biofuel all comes down to poop. 7.6.18 

GreenAir Online mentions PNNL as a partner in LanzaTech's work involving a second advanced jet fuel grant from the UK government for a first commercial-scale alcohol-to-jet facility.  7.4.18 

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports on the expansion of the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Institute incubator, where PNNL and Oregon State University collaborate on a method for producing hydrogen fuel cells. 7.1.18 

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner mentions PNNL's partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks in an article on how Senator Murkowski and Representative Young are pushing for increased hydropower. 6.30.18 

Phys.org discusses a paper on how microscopic marine algae cope with changing ocean conditions. The authors include several researchers from PNNL.  6.28.18 

Triple Pundit discusses PNNL biofuel research in an article on how the US EPA is dropping the biofuel ball and DOE is picking it up.  6.25.18 

The Tri-City Herald published a column by PNNL Director Steve Ashby discussing PNNL's collaborative agreement with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and research PNNL is doing in Alaska. 6.15.18 

In their Daily on Energy column, the Washington Examiner mentions the effort between PNNL, LanzaTech to develop alcohol fuels now certified for use in jet aircaft. 6.14.18 

ChemEurope describes the effort between PNNL and LanzaTech to develop a technology that clears the way for ethanol-derived jet fuel. 6.13.18

Green Car Congress writes about how PNNL technology, LanzaTech are delivering on alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene. 6.12.18 

Biofuels International discusses how ethanol derived jet fuel won approval, thanks to a PNNL-LanzaTech effort. 6.12.18 

Biofuels Digest reports that PNNL is working with LanzaTech on alcohol-to-jet aviation biofuel. 6.11.18 

Ocean News & Technology reports on the collaborative agreement inked by PNNL and University of Alaska Fairbanks.  6.6.18 

Stockhead published an article describing how PNNL scientists figured out how to make lithium batteries stop catching fire -- and last longer. 6.5.18 

C&E News reports that PNNL led development of a fire-retardant electrolyte that could usher in practical lithium metal batteries. 6.4.18  

Energy Central summarizes PNNL's collaborative agreement with University of Alaska Fairbanks for hydropower, marine energy research.  6.4.18  

International Water Power and Dam Construction reports on the deal between PNNL and the University of Alaska Fairbanks to advance hydropower research. 6.1.18  

Facilitiesnet quotes PNNL's Paul Erlich on an article about how the Internet of Things can help save energy when it's most expensive.  5.31.18

Subsea News World reports on the new collaborative agreement between PNNL and University of Alaska Fairbanks to advance hydropower generation, marine renewable energy, and underwater technology development. 5.31.18     

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that PNNL is teaming up with the University of Alaska Fairbanks to collaborate research on hydropower and alternative oil processing techniques.  5.31.18 

The Tri-City Herald describes the collaborative agreement between PNNL and the Universty of Alaska Fairbanks on hydropower generation, marine renewable energy, and underwater technology development research.  5.31.18 

Renewable Snaps discusses PNNL's plans for joint research with the University of Alaska Fairbanks. 5.31.18 

The Environment Guru reports the collaborative 5-year agreement between the University of Alaska Fairbanks and PNNL on hydropower generation, marine renewabe energy, and underwater technology development.  5.31.18  

Webcenter11.com discusses Alaska National Lab Day and highlights the 5-year PNNL-University of Alaska Fairbanks agreement for marine renewable energy and hydropower generation research. 

Facility Executive cites PNNL study that found U.S. commercial buildings could cut energy use by 29% on average by taking full advantage of controls technology, implementing a few basic energy-efficiency measures. 5.21.18

EE Online reports on SoCalGas’ new solar hydrogen generation system, developed at PNNL.  5.18.18

GasWorld discusses how SoCalGas introduces a new solar hydrogen generation system, STARS, developed at PNNL.  5.18.18

Quebec Daily Examiner outlines SoCalGas’ introduction of innovative new solar hydrogen generation system, developed at PNNL.  5.17.18

Biofuels Digest summarizes Genifuel’s effort to demonstrate wastewater hydrothermal processing in June.  The process was developed by PNNL. 5.17.18

NGT News discusses SolCalGas’ introduction of STARS, developed at PNNL.  5.17.18

Design News discusses a discovery by Penn State and PNNL of a sodium-based material that can be used as a safer, more environmentally friendly electrolyte for batteries. 04.30.18

The Albany Democratic Herald discusses how the Army Corps of Engineers put new Foster Dam fish weir to the test. The article mentions earlier testing using PNNL’s radio frequency fish tags. 04.28.18

Penn State News reports that the university and PNNL discovered a material that can be used as an electrolyte in solid-state batteries. 04.10.18

EIN News reports on the collaboration between PNNL and Washington State University to create institutes on nuclear science and technology, advanced grid, and bioproducts. 04.05.18

The Source reports new research between Washington University of St. Louis and PNNL that gives a precise look at an underground CO2 abatement process. 04.04.18

The Spokesman-Review reports on the nuclear science and technology, power grid, and bioproduct waste institutes as part of a partnership between PNNL and Washington State University. 04.03.18

WSU News highlights the formation of the three WSU-PNNL institutes. 04.03.18

The Tri-City Herald summarizes PNNL's partnership with Washington State University in institutes focusing on nuclear science and technology, power grid, and bioproducts. 04.03.18

NBC Right Now reports on the three PNNL-Washington State University institutes formed to focus on nuclear science and technology, power grid, and bioproducts. 04.03.18

GCN.com summarizes the upcoming DOE Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition to defend the energy grid. PNNL is one of three host sites. 04.02.18

Transportation Today reports on PNNL's discovery that salt concentration in lithium-metal batteries can affect the battery's charge. 04.02.18

EcoWatch reports on how PNNL researchers are increasing EV drive time. 03.28.18

The Spokesman Review mentions PNNL's biofuels research in a story where Spokane is considering burning sewer sludge following outcry over fertilizer use. 03.28.18

Green Car Congress discusses new localized high-concentration electrolyte for high-voltage lithium-ion batteries. Technology developed by PNNL. 03.27.18

Electronics 360 talks about how new battery research at PNNL could double the range of electric vehicles. 03.27.18

Phys.org discusses combining cutting-edge materials for more efficient, sensitive gaseous sensors. One of the materials is metal-organic frameworks developed at PNNL. 03.22.18

Clean Technica ran a feature story on PNNL's sensor fish and explained how it could be used to simulate dams impacts on fish and in researched aimed at expanding hydro power — including in non-powered dams. The article linked to DOE's sensor fish explainer. 03.21.18

In an article on how vibrations sensors improve detection of turbine bird strikes, E&T mentions PNNL's development of thermal imaging software capable of surveying potential wind farm sites for birds and bats. 03.20.18

AZO Materials reported that researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a potential new process for magnesium extrusion called Shear Assisted Processing and Extrusion or ShAPE which varies from traditional extrusion by joining the process with spinning to form the perfect temperature for softening the metal as it is pressed through a die. 03.20.18

An Engineering and Technology story looking at technologies to offset wind turbine strikes injuring birds noted that PNNL researchers have developed thermal imaging software capable of surveying potential wind farm sites for birds and bats, ensuring minimal disruption of wildlife when selecting sites. 03.20.18

Fuel Cells Works reported on advancements for fuel cell catalysts being poisoned by oxygen. PNNL researchers worked with scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Energy Conversion to come up with a self-defense mechanism against molecular oxygen. The story has been picked up by several aggregators too. 03.16.18

Building Design + Construction report that new parking light technology can cut costs by as much as 70%. PNNL is providing tech support to DOE's Lighting Energy-Efficiency in Parking Campaign. 03.14.18

A Green Car Congress story listed PNNL as one of a handful of laboratories to receive DOE funding to study active and durable catalysts for low temperature methane oxidation to enable efficient Compressed Natural Gas engines. Coverage also included NGV Journal and NGT News. 03.06.18

PNNL was featured in an EIN Newsdesk article uncovering Water Power’s 2017 Top Ten. 03.01.18

Hakai Magazine interviewed PNNL's Andrea Copping about measuring the risks to wildlife posed by common forms of ocean energy infrastructure. 02.22.18

Green Car Congress reports a collaboration between PNNL and South Korea's DGIST to develop efficient, low-cost anode material for water electrolysis. 02.14.18

WSU News featured an article on their sodium battery research, where they partnered with PNNL to provide a cheap, effective lithium alternative. 02.09.18

PNNL's Nora Wang, a judge for DOE's Solar Decathlon, was quoted in a ProBuilderMag article. 02.06.18

The Tri-City Herald reported on the three PNNL teams recognized by the Federal Laboratory Consortium for excellence in technology transfer to private firms. The Herald story was picked up by Government Technology, The (Vancouver, Wash.) Columbian and several aggregator sites. 02.05.18

Yahoo! News picked up an original Geekwire story on the formation of a joint institute between PNNL and UW focused on the science of making new materials. 02.02.18

Windpower Engineering & Development featured PNNL’s development of ThermalTracker, a software that automatically categorizes birds and bats found in thermal-imaging video. 01.23.18

The Weather Channel posted a video on Whooshh Innovations’ salmon cannon, which PNNL evaluated for viability for safely transporting fish over dams. 01.09.18

Energy.gov reported that PNNL developed EyeSea, a machine-learning tool to automate video analysis of MHK sites. 01.09.18

2017

Electronics 360 posted an article on reducing HVAC energy use with sensors, which will be tested and validated at PNNL’s Lab Homes and at the Delos Well Living Lab. 12.18.17

Plastics Technology reported that PNNL has developed tools for designing economical, lightweight automotive composites. 12.11.17

Plastics Technology reported that PNNL has developed tools for designing economical, lightweight automotive composites. 12.11.17

Energy.gov published a story on connected lighting test beds, designed and operated by PNNL to characterize the capabilities of market-available connected lighting systems. 11.27.17

MIT Technology Review quoted PNNL’s Nick Fernandez and cited PNNL research in a story about radiative cooling, an energy-efficient alternative to cooling buildings. 09.12.17

The Tri-City Herald quoted PNNL’s Daniel Deng in a story about the continued advancement of PNNL’s acoustic fish-tracking tags. 9.10.17

Green Car Congress reported that PNNL will team with the Colorado School of Mines to improve the productivity of robust wild algal strains in the production of algal biofuels. No link available. 09.08.17

Greenwire cited a 2015 PNNL study and quoted PNNL’s Nick Fernandez in a story about Stanford University-developed radiative sky cooling panels that can reduce the amount of energy used to cool buildings. 09.06.17

Greenwire quoted PNNL’s Shari Matzner in a story on PNNL’s ThermalTracker software, which evaluates thermal video to identify birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Subscription required. 09.05.17

In a story about hydroelectric dams’ effect on water temperatures, NW Fishletter quoted a NOAA Fisheries spokesman, who cited a PNNL study that found Lower Snake River dams kept river water cooler in the late spring. 09.05.17

In a story on advancing building energy efficiency, Sustainable Brands published an essay citing a PNNL study that found commercial buildings could cut their energy use by an average of 29 percent by using advanced controls. 09.04.17

Biofuels Digest reported that Marine BioEnergy is working with PNNL to convert kelp to biofuel for a project that is developing sea drones to grow kelp in the ocean. 09.02.12

Global Geothermal News reported that the NEWGEN Consortium, which includes PNNL, will host a workshop in Oregon to discuss developing a proposal for drilling one of the hottest wells in the world near the Newberry Volcano. 08.29.17

NPR station KNKX in Tacoma interviewed PNNL Director Steven Ashby at the Clean Tech Alliance’s recent Seattle forum, where regional leaders emphasized the impact and importance of federal energy research funding. 08.28.17

The Drive and Tires and Parts covered PNNL’s new ShAPE process for extruding magnesium tubes for use in vehicle production. The process uses less energy and enables greater material benefits. 08.28.17

InsideEVs reported that the PNNL-led Battery500 consortium has granted funding to 15 new battery technology projects. 08.27.17

The U.S. Army quoted PNNL’s Susan Loper in a story about PNNL helping implement rainwater harvesting at Army Reserve vehicle maintenance facilities in the U.S. 08.25.17

The Sequim Gazette and Photonics reported on PNNL’s ThermalTracker software, which evaluates thermal video to identify birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Peninsula Daily News republished the story. 08.23.17

Engineering.com and ASM International covered PNNL’s new process for extruding magnesium tubes for use in vehicle production. The process uses less energy and enables greater material benefits. 08.23.17

Greentech Media quoted PNNL’s Michael Brambley in a story about the Sensor Suitcase, a building energy efficiency technology developed jointly by PNNL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 08.21.17  

GeekWire reported on Clean Energy Testbeds discussion of the transactive campus energy project—a regional partnership between PNNL, the University of Washington and Washington State University—to demonstrate technologies and measure to how buildings and campuses can create flexibility for the electric grid. 08.19.17

Chemical & Engineering News quoted PNNL’s Daniel Deng as an expert in piezoelectric energy harvesting in a story about a Vanderbilt University-developed device that could harvest energy while people move. 08.15.17

Providence Business News and MaineBiz cited PNNL’s 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report while reporting on Rhode Island’s and Maine’s growing wind industry. 08.11.17

ChargedEVs reported 15 new energy storage projects have been awarded funding through the PNNL-led Battery500 consortium. 08.11.17

Engineering 360, Engineering & Technology, and Offshore Wind reported on PNNL’s ThermalTracker software, which analyzes thermal video to identify birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. 08.11.17

Daily Energy Insider reported on PNNL’s 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report. 08.11.17

Eniday reported on a PNNL study that found inefficient management of commercial buildings is wasting a huge amount of energy. 08.11.17

KTVZ-TV of Bend, Ore. reported that the NEWGEN Consortium, which includes PNNL, is hosting a workshop to discuss developing a proposal to drill a deep geothermal well at Newberry Volcano in Oregon. 08.10.17

Innovators Magazine, ECN Magazine, and Think Progress reported on PNNL’s 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report. 08.09.17

Energy.gov issued a news release that highlighted the PNNL-authored 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report, as well as two other wind reports penned by LBNL and NREL. 08.08.17

Greenwire reported on PNNL’s 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report and two other wind reports from LBNL and NREL. 08.08.17

Northwest Fishletter reported that PNNL will analyze water temperate data in support of efforts to cool waters near the Lower Snake River dams. The Outdoor Wire reposted the story. 08.07.17

CleanTechnica reported $5.7 million in funding has been awarded for next-generation energy storage research through the PNNL-led Battery 500 energy storage consortium. 08.07.17

Bioenergy International reported that renewable fuels company Aemetis Inc. signed an agreement with InEnTec, Inc. for the use of its advanced gasification technology, which was developed at PNNL. 08.04.17

Machine Design and Green Car Congress reported on four new programs funded by DOE to advance lighter weight vehicles with industry. 08.02.17

Automated Buildings published an essay about PNNL’s energy management platform VOLTTRON. 08.01.17

Next Big Future noted that PNNL is working with Marine BioEnergy to convert kelp into biofuel in a story about the company’s plans to grow kelp with an autonomous underwater vehicle. 07.31.17

Northwest Public Radio quoted PNNL’s Robert Mueller and Daniel Deng in a story about PNNL’s fish-tracking tag designed especially for Pacific lamprey. The story also aired on Seattle’s KUOW-FM and Oregon Public Broadcasting. 07.28.17

Facilities Management Link reported on the Sensor Suitcase, a building energy efficiency technology jointly developed by PNNL and LBNL. 07.28.17 

MIT Technology Review quoted PNNL’s Michael Kintner-Meyer and cited a 2007 PNNL study that found the U.S. grid could reliably charge 84 percent of the nation’s cars, pickups and SUVs in a story about the potential for electric vehicles to become mainstream. 07.28.17

Solar Novus Today reported that PNNL’s Nora Wang was a juror for DOE’s Solar Decatholon collegiate solar building competition. 07.25.17

Green Car Congress reported that 15 energy storage projects were awarded nearly $6 million in DOE funding through the PNNL-led Battery500 consortium. 07.21.17

The Guardian quoted PNNL’s Jun Liu in a story about research and development into advanced batteries for electric vehicles. 07.19.17

Greenwire quoted PNNL’s Srinivas Katipamula in a story about a PNNL report that estimated U.S. commercial buildings could cut their energy use by an average of 29 percent if they fully implemented building controls. 07.19.17

North American Clean Energy published a story on the Department of Energy’s Lightweight Materials Consortium, which is enabling DOE national laboratories to help private companies make lightweight vehicle parts for increased energy efficiency. 07.18.17

GreenBiz posted a guest essay by the Rocky Mountain Institute that included PNNL’s VOLTTRON building control platform in a list of technologies that can help high-performance buildings meet their energy-efficiency goals. 07.17.19

Energy.gov blogged about Sensor Suitcase, a building energy efficiency tool jointly developed by PNNL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. 07.13.17

Energy.gov blogged about DOE providing funding for 15 “seedling” projects as part of the PNNL-led Battery500 consortium’s goal to more than double the specific energy of lithium batteries. 07.12.17

The ASHRAE Journal Newsletter reported on a PNNL study that found commercial buildings could cut their energy use by an average of 29 percent if they fully used their controls. No link available; Subscription required. 07.11.17

ThinkGeoEnergy reported that the NEWGEN consortium, which includes PNNL, will host a workshop to develop a full proposal for drilling geothermal wells at Newberry Volcano in Oregon. 07.10.17

Biofuels Digest covered Indian Oil Corporation and LanzaTech’s intent to construct the world’s first refinery gas-to-bioethanol plant in India. The story mentions PNNL, which licensed its catalytic conversion process to Lanzatech to create jet fuel from refinery CO2 waste. 07.10.17

The Tri-City Herald reported that PNNL was recognized for its building energy codes work by being named the government winner of the International Code Council and Institute for Market Transformation’s 2017 Leadership in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award. 07.08.17

Daily Energy Insider reported PNNL was recognized for its building energy codes work by being named the government winner of the International Code Council and Institute for Market Transformation’s 2017 Leadership in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award. 07.07.17

Multiple outlets—including Sustainability Matters, Process Worldwide, Energy Forecast, and GreenTech Germany–quoted PNNL's Johannes Lercher in a story about zeolite catalyst research published in Nature Communications. 07.05.17

Energy.gov blogged about PNNL receiving a National Leadership in Sustainability and Energy Efficiency Award for its building energy codes work. 07.05.17  

NW Fishletter used an aerial photo by PNNL’s Ryan Harnish to illustrate a story about operational changes at Little Goose Dam on the Snake River in Washington state. 07.03.17

Axios, Clean Technica, Utility Dive, and Electronics 360 reported on a PNNL study that found commercial buildings could cut their energy use an average of 29 percent by properly using building controls. 06.26.17

Pacific Business News reported PNNL licensee UniEnergy Technologies will be installing one of its vanadium redox flow batteries, which are based on a PNNL electrolyte, near the Kona, Hawaii airport. 06.23.17

The Engineer posted a story on the issues associated with using corn as biofuel and pointed to PNNL’s HTL process to convert sewage to fuel as an alternative waste to convert to fuel. 06.20.17

Daily Commercial News reported on the Sensor Suitcase, a PNNL/LBNL tool to improve energy efficiency in small commercial buildings. 06.16.17

ChargedEVs quoted PNNL’s Michael Kintner-Meyer in a story about the power grid’s ability to support electric vehicles. 06.15.17

Green Car Congress reported that PNNL is working with SNL, LANL and NREL to lower the cost of producing biofuels from algae. 06.12.17

The Citizen’s Voice reported that Innaventure will received technical assistance from PNNL through DOE’s Small Business Vouchers program to develop improvements to the company's method to manufacture metal-organic frameworks. 06.10.17

Lab Manager published a feature on PNNL’s hydrothermal liquefaction process that converts sewage sludge to a biocrude fuel that can be used for transportation. The article quoted PNNL biofuels manager Corinne Drennan. 06.08.17

Proud Green Building and Federal Technology Watch reported on the Sensor Suitcase, a building energy efficiency technology jointly developed by PNNL and LBNL. 06.05.17

The Yakima Herald-Republic quoted PNNL’s Chris Brown in a story about geothermal energy opportunities in Washington state. Several PNNL staff were also featured in photos that accompanied the story. The Tri-City Herald reposted the story, and ThinkGeoEnergy paraphrased the story. 06.04.17

Laboratory director Steven Ashby’s column for the Tri-City Herald this month featured research on chemical conversion processes to turn waste into sustainable fuels and chemicals. 06.04.17

SubseaWorldNews, Tidal Energy Today and others reported PNNL is working with other national labs to analyze wave and tidal energy sites with development potential. 06.01.17

Energy.gov highlighted the Sensor Suitcase, a building energy efficiency technology jointly developed by PNNL and LBNL that has been licensed by two companies. 06.01.17

Energy.gov highlighted PNNL’s work to develop a variety of fish-tracking tags to improve fish passage at hydroelectric dams. 05.30.17

Electrical Construction & Maintenance reported on a talk by PNNL’s Michael Poplawski on connected lighting at LightFair International. 05.11.17

Climate News Network (UK) covered work by Hans Bernstein and colleagues on converting methane to biomass. 05.05.17  

Energy.gov published a story on how GridUnity collaborated with PNNL to provide a means to assess how distributed solar power installations will impact the grid. 05.03.17

In a summary of fuel cell and vehicle projects supported by the latest round of DOE’s Small Business Voucher pilot, Green Car Congress reported that PNNL will work with Emerald Energy NW to advance its hydrogen liquefaction system to enable small, modular fuel cell car filling stations. 04.28.17

Green Car Congress reported that researchers from PNNL and General Motors have developed a design principle for stable, high-capacity lithium-ion battery anodes made with silicon. 04.28.17

In a story about five new bioenergy projects funded through DOE’s Small Business Voucher pilot, Biomass Magazine reported that PNNL will work with ThermChem to make its bio-coal production method more cost-effective. No link available. 04.26.17

Green Car Congress, Engineering 360 and Nanotechnology Now reported on PNNL researchers explaining how lithium-air batteries blow bubbles, knowledge that could be used to improve their performance. 04.26.17

KNDU covered PNNL’s research converting methane to biomass; the story was picked up by other TV stations around the country. 04.25.17

Lahaina News cited PNNL research into the energy-savings potential of a new energy code that Hawaii Governor David Ige has approved. 04.13.17

Ars Technica and Energy Storage News reported that PNNL’s electrolyte chemistry is used in UniEnergy Technologies’ vanadium flow battery, which was recently installed as the world’s largest containerized flow battery. 04.06.17

In a round-up story on various lighting technologies, Architectural Lighting quoted PNNL’s Andrea Wilkerson as saying generative design software could change lighting research and design. 04.03.17

Facility Executive quoted PNNL’s Michael Rosenberg and Eric Richman about a new lighting energy efficiency standard. 04.01.17

Chemical Engineering Progress quoted PNNL’s Wu Xu in a story about PNNL’s new electrolyte additive for lithium-metal batteries. Subscription required. 04.01.17

North American Clean Energy, Penn Energy, and The Herald of Everett, Wash., reported that a vanadium flow battery based on PNNL electrolyte chemistry was installed at a Snohomish PUD substation as part of a Washington state-funded energy storage project. 03.30.17

The Tri-City Herald reported that PNNL’s Yong Wang received the American Chemical Society’s annual Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division fellow award. 03.19.17

Biomass Magazine reported that PNNL is working with Sandia and others on a multi-lab project to discover the best algae strains for biofuel production. 03.16.17

Water Power West noted PNNL provided computational fluid dynamics assistance to small hydro startup Percheron Power through DOE’s Small Business Vouchers program. 03.14.17

Yahoo Finance reported that ADI Energy collaborated with Phillips and PNNL to install LED lighting in DOE’s Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C. 03.13.17

Energy.gov reposted a PNNL Energy and Environment research highlight about a 2016 PNNL report that helped convince Hawaii to adopt new, energy-efficient building codes. 03.02.17

Green Car Congress and Electronics Weekly reported on PNNL’s findings that electrolyte additive enables fast charging lithium-metal batteries. 03.01.17

Chemical & Engineering News quoted PNNL’s Jason Zhang in a story about batteries that run on air. 02.27.17

Buildings reported on the PNNL-led DISCOVR project to develop a streamlined process to speed up algae growth for biofuel production. 02.27.17

EDN Network reported on PNNL’s tiny battery for fish-tracking acoustic tags. 02.24.17

Architectural Lighting reported that PNNL’s Andrea Wilkerson is serving as a member-at-large of the International Association of Lighting Designers’ Education Trust’s 2017 board of directors. 02.17.17

The Associated Press noted University of Washington researchers involved in the PNNL-led Battery500 consortium will use a new energy storage lab in Seattle. The story was picked up nationally, including in The Sacramento Bee and U.S. News & World Report. 02.16.17

IEEE’s Engineering 360 reported on PNNL’s self-healing cement for geothermal wells. 02.15.17

Energy Manager and HPAP Engineering cited a PNNL finding that the 2016 version of the ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1—the Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings—could reduce energy use by 30 percent. 02.15.17

Climate News Network included PNNL’s sewage-to-fuel story in a story about the world without fossil fuels. 02.14.17

The Environmental Leader reported that the PNNL-developed sewage-to-fuel process is key to a new project that DOE is funding to design a pilot plant at a wastewater treatment plant near Oakland. 02.13.17

Hydrogen Fuel News mentioned PNNL in a story about PNNL making hydrogen-producing catalysts out of inexpensive nickel. 02.07.17

Gas Processing News reported on DOE funding to a PNNL partner and licensee to design a demonstration facility to convert steel manufacturing waste gas to a low-cost ethanol intermediate. This “Lanzanol” will then be converted to jet fuel through a process developed by PNNL and LanzaTech. 02.06.17

The Peninsula Daily News reported that PNNL’s Marine Sciences Laboratory is leading a project to develop a streamlined process to speed up algae growth for biofuel production. The story was republished by the San Francisco Chronicle, KOMO News (Seattle), Waco (Texas) Tribune, and many other news outlets across the U.S. 02.03.17

The Sequim Gazette quoted PNNL’s Michael Huesemann in a story about PNNL leading a new, multi-lab project to develop a streamlined process to quickly pare down heaps of algae species into just a few that hold the most promise for renewable fuels. 02.01.17

In a story about a new Georgetown University study that found homes with double- or triple-pane windows had higher incomes than those that did not, Door & Window Manufacturer Magazine cited a 2013 PNNL study that found it could take two-plus decades to get a return on investment of installing triple-pane windows. 01.30.17

Engineering.com featured a story on PNNL-developed hydrothermal processing technology that can convert sewage to a high quality biocrude fuel. 01.27.17

KNDU TV covered a local ACS section event at a local brewery, at which PNNL researchers thanked Ice Harbor Brewing for providing 150 pounds of spent grain for use in waste-to-fuel research. 01.26.17

OffshoreWind.Biz reported that PNNL is managing a program to loan two research buoys equipped with instruments for wind resource characterization to assist in the development of offshore wind power. 01.25.17

The Toledo Blade reported on a PNNL-led project in Northern Ohio on integrating building controls with the grid for optimized efficiency and grid stability. PNNL is teaming with University of Toledo and Case Western Reserve University. 01.23.17

Biofuels Digest, R&D Magazine, and Algae Industry Magazine reported that PNNL is leading a collaborative project to develop a streamlined process to speed up algae growth for biofuel production. 01.15.17

The PBS NewsHour blog, The Rundown, quoted PNNL’s Jun Liu as an outside battery expert in a post about a Stanford University invention that stops cell phone batteries from exploding. 01.13.17

PBS’s NovaNext posted a story highlighting PNNL’s hydrothermal liquefaction technology to be used in a planned sewage-to-liquid fuel demonstration plant in Vancouver, B.C. 01.10.17

PNNL’s alcohol to jet fuel technology was mentioned in C&E News, Fleets and Fuels, and Bio-based News as part of partner LanzaTech’s award of DOE funding for six projects for manufacturing biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. 01.09.17

Power Pulse noted its coverage of PNNL’s improved rechargeable zinc-manganese battery was its second-most read story in 2016. 01.02.17

2016

In an article on DOE-award money for projects related to biofuels, Green Car Congress mentioned that PNNL partnered with LanzaTech on jet fuel production technology. 12.29.16

Public News Service and Geekwire reported on PNNL’s hydrothermal liquefication technology for converting sewage to biocrude fuel. 12.23.16

Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and iTech Post reported on Metro Vancouver’s plans to build a demonstration plant based on PNNL’s hydrothermal liquefication technology for bioconversion of sewage sludge to biocrude fuel. 12.22.16

D News on the Science Channel repurposed the video and news release on the hydrothermal liquefaction process to convert sewage sludge to a biocrude fuel. 12.16.16

The Honolulu Star cited PNNL research that found Hawaii residential energy costs would be reduced by 21.1 percent if the state adopted the 2015 International Energy Conservation Code. Subscription required. 12.09.16

Wired quoted PNNL’s Naomi Miller as an outside lighting expert in a story about Dyson’s new LED office lighting product, the Cu-Beam Duo. 12.09.16

Ars Technica reported on PNNL’s hydrothermal liquefaction process and cited a Reddit AMA by PNNL researcher Justin Billing as part of its source. 12.06.16

In a story about small batteries, Electronics 360 reported on PNNL’s tiny, injectable battery used to power fish-tracking tags. 12.06.16

PNNL researcher Justin Billing hosted at Reddit Science AMA session on converting sewage to biofuel. 12.01.16

The Energy.gov blog featured an article on PNNL’s sewage to fuel hydrothermal liquefaction technology. 11.30.16

The Popular Science blog quoted Justin Billing in a story on hydrothermal processing technology that can convert sewage to a high quality biocrude fuel. 11.29.16

The Laos News Agency noted that PNNL is involved in collaborative work between Laos, the U.S. and others to improve fish passage at dams along the Lower Mekong River. 11.26.16

The Tri-City Herald published an article on PNNL scientist who are on the most highly cited list issued by Clarivate Analytics. The list includes PNNL’s Jun Liu. 11.25.16

In a news release covering research advancements on carbon-based deposits, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory noted that it is partnering with PNNL to study the deposits by combining multiple X-ray and other techniques in one place. 11.23.16

Director Steve Ashby’s November Tri-City Herald column discussed PNNL research on replacing fossil fuels with renewable alternatives. 11.23.16

The Chinook Observer published an article on PNNL’s creation of a self-charging tag that track fish for their entire life span. 11.02.16

Utah Public Radio featured a story on the PNNL-developed hydrothermal processing technology that turns sewage to fuel. 11.21.16

KING 5 noted that PNNL-developed vanadium technologies are the basis for UniEnergy Technologies’ vanadium flow battery, which are being installed at a Snohomish County PUD substation near Everett, Wash. 11.21.16

CNN Tech/CNN Money repurposed the PNNL video on converting sewage into biocrude fuel and posted online. 11.29.16

In a story about a new ionic electrolyte that is less likely to explode in batteries, Business Korea mentioned that PNNL collaborated with Kyung Hee University and Korea Institute of Science and Technology on the research. 11.16.16

In a story recapping the SciTech Northwest event, Xconomy reported on two PNNL research projects – sensor fish and digital ants. 11.10.16

The Laos News Agency noted that PNNL is involved in collaborative work between Laos, the U.S. and Australia to improve fish passage at dams along the Mekong River. 11.08.16

Canadian Apartment Magazine quoted PNNL engineer Eric Richman in an article on LED advances and how they factor into energy performance standards. 11.07.16

Xconomy noted that PNNL, the University of Washington and Washington State University have signed a memorandum of understanding that builds upon research collaborations, including smart energy management. 11.04.16

Biofuels Digest reported on PNNL’s development of Hydrothermal Liquefaction technology that can use sewage sludge to produce a biocrude. 11.04.16

New Atlas, Biomass Magazine, The Chemical Engineer, Biofuels Digest, and Nature World News reported that PNNL is turning sewage in to biocrude in minutes using hydrothermal processing. 11.03.16

The Huffington Post, New York Post, Daily Mail, The Verge, and Market Watch reported on PNNL’s hydrothermal liquefaction technology that turns sewage to biofuel in minutes. 11.03.16

PNNL’s news release on turning sewage to biofuel was posted by a user to the Reddit Science page. 11.02.16

The Mexican news site PortalPolitico.tv noted that PNNL’s Pedro Romero Gómez will participate in the First Regional Renewable Energy Congress, which runs in November in Mexico. 11.01.16

In an essay about open-source solutions for automated buildings, AutomatedBuildings.com noted that PNNL developed the VOLTTRON energy management platform. 11.01.16

The Wahkiakum County Eagle reported on a PNNL study led by fishery biologist Nichole Sather on juvenile salmon trends in Washington’s Columbia River. 10.27.16

The Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy website featured Whoosh Innovation’s Salmon Cannon fish transportation system, which PNNL is evaluating through DOE’s Small Business Voucher pilot. 10.26.16

HPAC Engineering quoted PNNL’s Srinivas Katipamula in an article about the rising efficiency of rooftop heating and cooling units. 10.25.16

The Tri-City Herald reported that small, clean-energy businesses can now apply for a new round of funding for technical assistance from DOE labs, including PNNL. 10.25.16

Mongabay Wildtech quoted PNNL’s Daniel Deng in a story about PNNL’s self-charging, fish-tracking tag. 10.20.16

Greenwire interviewed PNNL researcher Bing Liu regarding a building energy codes assessment that shows that updated building codes could produce large energy and carbon savings. 10.19.16

Azo Materials reported on a University of Michigan-led project with support from PNNL and others that examined how dendrites form in next-generation lithium batteries. 10.19.16

In a story on how scientists are studying rock fracturing to accelerate advances in energy and waste storage, Berkeley Lab News Center noted that PNNL staff are part of a team studying fracture control. 10.19.16

North American Clean Energy reported that PNNL and others developed GreenFire Energy’s ECO2G approach to geothermal power generation, which will now be used in Japan and Southeast Asia. 10.18.16

The Northwest Power Council newsletter quoted PNNL’s Rebecca O’Neil in a story about energy storage as a power resource. 10.17.16

The Wenatchee World quoted PNNL experts Rebecca O’Neil and Landis Kannberg on upcoming pumped hydro-electric projects in the Wenatchee, Wash. area. Subscription required for full story. 10.14.16

AltEnergyMag reported that PNNL licensee UniEnergy Technologies, whose vanadium flow battery is based on PNNL technology, will install a grid-scale battery at Naval Base Ventura County in California. 10.13.16

Electrical Construction & Maintenance and LED Inside announced an upcoming LED webinar hosted by DOE and presented by Bruce Kinzey of PNNL. 10.12.16

The Tri-City Herald, DOE’s Amped Up! Magazine, and Engineering 360 published stories on PNNL’s self-charging fish-tracking tag. 10.12.16

In article on South by Southwest Eco’s Energy Startup Showcase, Energy.gov featured DOE’s Small Business Vouchers program and a PNNL photo of friction stir welding. 10.11.16

In an article on a new energy storage concept, Clean Technica noted that PNNL has been applying metal-organic frameworks to clean technology. 10.11.16

MRS Bulletin quoted PNNL’s Jason Zhang in a story on using magnetic resonance imaging to track the growth of lithium deposits in 3D and real time. 10.11.16

Architectural Lighting reported that PNNL’s Naomi Miller is now the director-at-large of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s board. 10.07.16

Domain-b published an article on Virgin Atlantic’s plan to introduce commercial flights using biofuels that were developed by PNNL and LanzaTech. 10.05.16

The White House blog featured PNNL’s report on the impact of energy codes, which shows savings on building energy bills. 10.04.16

Energy Industry Today covered the PNNL-developed approach that lets fish be tracked for decades using self-charging tags. 10.03.16

Government Technology covered Spokane’s Innovation Hub and PNNL’s role in making it more energy-efficient with “smart-city” technology. 10.03.16

Civil Engineering Magazine quoted PNNL’s Alison Colotelo in a story about Whooshh Innovation’s “Salmon Cannon” fish transportation system, which PNNL is evaluating. Story access for American Society of Civil Engineers members only. 10.01.16

The Tri-City Herald posted an article on PNNL’s Michael Rosenberg and his election to the rank of fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers. 09.30.16

The Canadian Discovery Channel’s science news show The Daily Planet featured PNNL’s fish-tracking tag in a news segment (only viewable online for Canadian cable TV subscribers). 09.29.16

EIN News reposted an article covering a PNNL study on new materials that save energy by enhancing the cooling effects of outer space. 09.28.16

EIN News posted a story on the expansion of the Better Buildings Initiative to increase the efficiency of U.S. laboratories. 09.28.16

In a story on developing a smart city living laboratory in Spokane, Wash., WSU News reported that researchers at Washington State University are partnering with PNNL to create smart buildings, campuses, and cities. 09.28.16

Yahoo Finance mentioned that PNNL is working with utility partner Avista on a ‘Shared Economy Model’ for grid resilience in Spokane. 09.28.16

The Yakima Herald-Republic quoted PNNL’s Daniel Deng in a story about PNNL’s self-charging fish-tracking tag. 09.28.16

In a story about the expansion of the Better Buildings Initiative, Buildings.com reported that PNNL is part of DOE’s Better Buildings Smart Labs Accelerator. 09.28.16

Laboratory Equipment reported on the self-charging fish tag, a tool developed by PNNL that studies the movement of fish throughout their entire lives. 09.27.16

KONA Radio quoted PNNL’s Franny White in a story about PNNL’s self-charging fish tracking tag. 09.26.16

Director Steve Ashby’s monthly Tri-City Herald column focused on how PNNL researchers are working to understand the principles that govern the way materials are formed. 09.21.16

In a feature on aviation biofuels, Chemical & Engineering News quoted PNNL’s Rich Hallen and reported on PNNL’s collaboration with LanzaTech. 09.19.16

Engadget reported that PNNL helped Lanzatech develop a biofuel technology that Virgin Atlantic will use on a proving flight in 2017. 09.16.16

Phys.org reported that PNNL researchers led a first-of-its-kind study to fill a knowledge gap in global energy for water. 09.14.16

In a story about green jet fuel made from steel mill waste, Bloomberg.com reported that PNNL collaborated with LanzaTech to produce green fuel. 09.14.16

PR Newswire reported that PNNL collaborated with CAISO and others to help the company reliably incorporate solar energy into its system. 09.14.16

PNNL was mentioned in a Chicago Tribune story on Virgin Atlantic plans to fly on biofuel. 09.14.16

Phys.org reported that PNNL researchers led a first-of-its-kind study to fill a knowledge gap in global energy for water. 09.14.16

In a story about green jet fuel made from steel mill waste, Bloomberg.com reported that PNNL collaborated with LanzaTech to produce green fuel. 09.14.16

Portland Business Journal noted that PNNL’s Jenn Hodas discussed large sensor fish developed at PNNL at the Oregon BEST Fest. 09.13.16

Azom Materials and others reported that PNNL’s Hee Jung Chang was part of a team during his time as a doctoral student at Stony Brook University that developed 3D images of the interior of batteries. 09.13.16

Architectural Lighting quoted PNNL’s Leon Felipe and Naomi Miller in a story about OLEDs and their architectural lighting applications. 09.09.16

Offshore Wind reported that PNNL was a partner with Principle Power in a story about the company cancelling plans to install its floating wind turbines off of Oregon’s coast. 09.08.16

MRS Bulletin quoted PNNL’s Wei Wang in a story about the decreasing cost of batteries. (subscription required) 09.08.16

In an article covering a study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, Energy Manager Today cited PNNL research on savings resulting from building energy codes. 09.06.16

The DOE blog featured a story on how PNNL is helping define a vision for energy-efficient buildings 100 years from now. 09.06.16

The Bend Bulletin and ThinkGeoEnergy reported that the PNNL-led Newberry Geothermal Energy consortium was not selected as a finalist to manage DOE’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy. 09.01.16

The Christian Science Monitor quoted PNNL’s Andrea Copping in a story about hydrokinetic energy, which featured tidal projects on Britain’s Shetland coast. 08.31.16

Water Power & Dam Construction reported on PNNL’s study of Whooshh Innovation’s Salmon Cannon fish transport system. 08.31.16

Collision Repair Mag reported that researchers at PNNL have developed an improved titanium alloy that is allegedly stronger than any commercial titanium allow currently on the market. 08.23.16

The City University of New York reported that a group of researchers from its Building Performance Lab were selected to participate in PNNL’s Connected Buildings Challenge. 08.23.16

Daily Energy Insider summarized a PNNL report that demonstrated that American companies are using wind turbines more frequently to generate their own power near facilities that require it. 08.22.16

HydroWorld reported that Whooshh Innovations will receive support from PNNL to evaluate its “Salmon Cannon” fish transportation technology as part of DOE’s Small Business Vouchers pilot. 08.22.16

IEEE’s Electronics360 quoted PNNL’s Jun Liu in a story about the PNNL-led Battery500 consortium, which plans to triple specific energy in lithium-metal batteries. 08.22.16

EIN News posted a story on how PNNL is helping make hydro power cheaper and more fish friendly by using the “Salmon Cannon,” which transports fish through a tube using pressure differences. 08.19.16

GeekWire reported on PNNL’s new Small Business Voucher project to evaluate the performance of Whooshh Innovations’ Salmon Cannon fish transportation system. 08.19.16

Energy.gov featured PNNL’s injectable fish-tracking tag that’s powered by a self-charging battery and monitors fish migration through hydroelectric dams. 08.18.16

Newswise noted that PNNL supported research that determined molecular-level information in an operating lithium-ion battery, which could help create better energy storage devices. 08.17.16

E&E News PM, Daily Energy Insider, Windpower Engineering, North American Windpower and others quoted PNNL’s Nik Foster in a story of the findings of two Wind Technologies Market Reports, one of which was authored by PNNL. 08.17.16

The Tri-City Area Journal of Business reported that PNNL will lead the Northwest Regional Manufacturing Center, a public-private partnership that is part of a national Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. 08.15.16

The Tri-City Area Journal of Business published an article on the PNNL-led effort to improve energy stored in electric car batteries through the Battery500 consortium. 08.15.16

In a story about more locals using electric cars, the Tri-City Area Journal of Business noted that PNNL’s Richland campus offers the use of electric vehicle charging stations for a small charge. 08.15.16

GeekWire posted an article on PNNL’s research to make hydrogen fuel cars more efficient. 08.13.16

Geek Wire quoted PNNL’s Bob Wegeng in a story on efforts to commercialize PNNL’s Solar Thermochemical Advanced Reactor System, which makes hydrogen fuel for fuel cell cars. 08.13.16

In a story on new battery technology and energy policy, The Telegraph noted that PNNL is developing organic flow batteries. 08.10.16

GeekWire ran a story on PNNL’s Connected Buildings Challenge, in which participant groups use PNNL’s VOLTTRON platform to come up with ways to make buildings more energy efficient. 08.03.16

EE Times reported on a PNNL-led consortium aimed to boost development of lithium-metal cells for electric cars and smart grid storage. 08.02.16

Electronics Weekly noted work by PNNL’s Bruce Kinzey and others to retrofit street lights with energy-efficient LED lamps in a story on the safety of LEDs. 08.02.16

Utility Dive mentioned PNNL’s organic aqueous flow battery in a story about another flow battery design developed at Harvard University. 08.02.16

ACHRNews cited a study by PNNL in an article that shared tips from HVAC contractors for servicing variable refrigerant flow systems. 08.01.16

Business Wire reported that Siemens announced an open-technology challenge with JUMP, an initiative between the U.S. Department of Energy, PNNL, and four other national laboratories. 08.01.16

DOE’s Amped Up! Magazine included a feature story on PNNL’s new process to extract rare earth elements from geothermal brine by combining magnetic properties into a unique nanomaterial. 08.01.16

The Tri-City Herald published a feature article on PNNL’s Kyle Pomraning and his research to improve lipid production in yeast so it could be a suitable biofuel feedstock. 07.29.16

DOE’s Office of Technology Transitions posted a link to PNNL’s July 27 news release on the PNNL-led Battery500 consortium, which aims to improve lithium batteries for electric cars. 07.28.16

Energy.gov featured PNNL’s various fish-tracking tags especially designed for sturgeon, lamprey and eels. 07.28.16

The Tri-City Herald and KVEW-TV quoted PNNL’s Jun Liu and reported that PNNL will lead the Battery500 research consortium to improve lithium batteries for electric vehicles. The Columbian of Vancouver, Wash., republished the Tri-City Herald story. 07.26.16

Ars Technica, GizMag, Greentech Media, CleanTechnica, Greenwire and others reported that PNNL is leading a national electric vehicle lithium battery research consortium called Battery500, which was announced by the White House. 07.22.16

In a story about building automation systems, Faculty Executive cited a PNNL report that found nearly all buildings could reduce energy use five to 30 percent with simple changes to their system. 07.21.16

Offshore Wind and the Department of Energy reported that the lidar buoy PNNL deployed off Virginia Beach last year has now been collected and its data is available for offshore wind power research. 07.19.16

The Tri-City Herald published a column by PNNL Director Steve Ashby, which talked about new technologies that researchers at PNNL are developing to improve energy efficiency and reduce consumption. 07.16.16

Climate Wire quoted PNNL engineer Vince Sprenkle in a story on hydrogen-powered technology. 07.11.16

The Sequim Gazette covered Senator Maria Cantwell’s visit to PNNL’s Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim. The Senator learned about algal biofuel and uranium extraction from seawater, and viewed a wave simulation laboratory. 07.06.16

Cascade Business News reported that PNNL is leading a team vying to locate DOE’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE) near Oregon’s Newberry Volcano. 07.06.16

The Tri-City Herald reported that PNNL was awarded $4.4 million from DOE’s Technology Commercialization Fund to advance PNNL technologies for commercial use. 07.02.16

Biomass Magazine reported that PNNL and the Queensland University of Technology in Australia formed an official partnership for collaborative work to enhance bioenergy research, promote education, and develop viable bioenergy solutions. 06.27.16

3BL Media cited a PNNL study in an article on the obstacles keeping electric vehicles from going mainstream. 06.27.16

Clearing Up reported that PNNL will lead a regional hub of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. Subscription required. 06.24.16

Green Car Congress reported that PNNL is part of a national lab team working to bring a National Hydrogen Technology Showcase and Training station to California. 06.22.16

Solar Thermal Magazine, Forester Daily News, EurekAlert, and the Tri-City Herald reported that the DOE awarded PNNL with $4.4 million to advance lab-developed clean energy technologies. 06.21.16

The White House Office of the Press Secretary, The Seattle Times, Clearing Up, the Tri-City Herald, and other media outlets noted that PNNL will lead one of five regional manufacturing centers to develop smart sensors as part of the Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. 06.20.16

Quartz referenced the Beyond Lithium-Ion battery symposium held at PNNL in a story about various startup companies’ efforts to incorporate silicon in to lithium-ion battery anodes. 06.16.16

The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business quoted PNNL’s Gary Spanner in a story about PNNL helping Percheron Power develop composite screw turbines through PNNL’s Technology Assistance Program and DOE’s Small Business Voucher pilot. Subscription required. 06.15.16

The Bend Bulletin, The Columbian, KATU-TV, Cascade Business News, and other media outlets reported on PNNL-led efforts to bring the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy to Newberry Volcano in central Oregon. 06.14.16

The Chronical Herald mentioned PNNL Coastal Sciences scientist Andrea Copping in an article on tidal power as a possible renewable energy source for Nova Scotia. 06.09.16

The Office of Science website included a science highlight on a PNNL research project that demonstrated how defects deep inside a zeolite catalyst could be healed, which helps create an ideal environment for converting biomass into fuels. 06.03.16

In an article about research and development projects funded by the Department of Energy, Agri Pulse mentioned that PNNL will demonstrate a magnetic nanofluid approach to recover rare-earth minerals from geothermal fluids. 06.02.16

In an article about biofuels and aviation, Clean Technica mentioned the partnership between PNNL, DOE and LanzaTech to further clean technology. PNNL is working to convert alcohols from biomass into renewable aviation fuel. 06.02.16

Discover Magazine published a PNNL image of zinc oxide plates, which can be used in high-energy storage systems such as lithium-air and zinc-air batteries. No link available. 06.01.16

Penn Energy reported that UniEnergy Technologies, which sells a vanadium flow battery based on PNNL technology, will deploy “the world’s largest battery” in China. 06.01.16

HPC Wire mentioned PNNL in an article on the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) first National Lab Impact Summit. 05.31.16

Science Magazine quoted PNNL’s Jun Liu in a feature about the battery research of Stanford University’s Yi Cui. 05.26.16

Forbes reported on the Beyond Lithium-Ion battery symposium, hosted by PNNL, in a story on energy storage approaches. 05.26.16

The Tri-City Herald reported on the PNNL-hosted Beyond Lithium Ion Symposium, and posted a video about how batteries are made at PNNL’s Advanced Battery Facility. 05.26.16

The Congressional Record recorded that Illinois Congressman Dan Lipinski—a member of the House Science Committee, Energy Subcommittee—entered a statement on the House Floor in support of building energy codes, referencing a PNNL study. No link available. 05.25.16

The Energy.gov blog posted a feature by PNNL’s Franny White about how scientists make experimental batteries at PNNL’s Advanced Battery Facility. 05.24.16

Solar Thermal Magazine reported that PNNL was awarded DOE funding to demonstrate a magnetic nanofluid approach to recover rare-earth minerals and other high-value materials from geothermal fluids. 05.24.16

Phys.org published an article on the research PNNL is conducting on tin and antimony to create better batteries. 05.19.16

Smart Grid Observer reported that UniEnergy Technologies will deploy its vanadium redox battery—based on PNNL technology—in Italy. 05.18.26

Energy Manager Today published an article on a General Service Administration report that cited PNNL tests on Lunera LED lights. 05.13.16

WSU News published an article on Washington State University Tri-Cities valedictorian and PNNL electrical engineering intern Lorenzo Luzi. 05.06.16

The Tri-City Herald, NBC Right Now, and KVEW TV reported that 40 students from Yakama Tribal School in Toppenish, Wash. visited PNNL’s Aquatic Research Laboratory. 04.29.16

ACHR NEWS wrote on the expansion of JUMP, a DOE program to help jumpstart new building technologies. The article listed PNNL as a participating lab in the JUMP program. 04.28.16

Materials Today mentioned PNNL in a story about a new technique for making electrodes that can produce hybrid batteries that charge faster and possess significantly better electrical capacity and long-term stability. 04.28.16

The Canadian Discovery Channel televised PNNL Lighting Engineer Michael Royer in a segment how LED lights are being used to upgrade the lighting at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. 04.27.16

ScienceDaily reported on a PNNL study that offers new insights into the underlying principles involved in energy storage, noting that researchers obtained an atomic view of two key processes in batteries as they are charged. 04.26.16

OverClockersClub reported that PNNL is improving hybrid batteries with a new means of making electrodes. 04.26.16

The Portland Press Herald noted that PNNL analyzed data generated by a test of the Ocean Renewable Power Co.’s river turbines in a story about the company winning a National Hydropower Association award. 04.26.16

PR Newswire published an article on UniEnergy Technologies, which uses an advanced vanadium flow battery with a new generation electrolyte first developed at PNNL. 04.22.16

In a story on the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen +Fuel Cell Symposium, The Daily Evergreen quoted PNNL’s Kriston Brooks as she spoke on PNNL’s work with compact hydrogen storage vessels. 04.21.16

Motor Trend featured Friction Stir Welding, a metal-joining process developed at PNNL, in a round-up story on the Society of Automotive Engineers show. 04.21.16

EE Times, R&D Magazine, Engineering & Technology Magazine, and others reported on PNNL’s improved zinc-manganese oxide battery for renewable energy storage. 04.20.16

EnergyBiz reported that PNNL is performing technical and economic analysis of energy storage systems being installed by three Washington state utilities. 04.19.16

Phys.org published an article on a PNNL study that revealed cobalt catalyst as a promising catalyst for steam reforming ethylene glycol, an environmentally safe way to use renewable energy resources. 04.19.16

Design Fax published an article on an improved lightweight titanium alloy and how the material can be used to improve fuel efficiency in vehicles. The alloy was developed by researchers at PNNL. 04.19.16

Science Daily reported that PNNL made a discovery led to a zinc-manganese oxide rechargeable battery that's as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density. 04.18.16

DWM cited PNNL research that found that installing a low-E storm window over a low-performing window can reduce a home’s heating and cooling costs by 10–35 percent. 04.18.16

The Spokane Journal of Business reported that PNNL is partnering with Demand Energy Networks on an energy storage test facility. 04.17.16

Sustainable City Network reported that PNNL is one of five labs participating in the JUMP crowdsourcing network for entrepreneurs to suggest and rate ideas and technologies to make buildings more energy efficient. 04.17.16

The Bellingham Herald, Miami Herald, Sacramento Bee, and Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that PNNL will be analyzing data from tests conducted by several utility companies on large scale battery storage. 04.15.16

Facilitiesnet published an article on PNNL's development of a re-tuning process that helps identify improvement in existing facility performance and save on energy costs. 04.14.16

Charged and Green Car Congress reported on research led by PNNL’s Jason Zhang that explains why lithium-sulfur battery storage capacity fades. 04.12.16

The U.S. Army Reserve quoted PNNL Engineer Kate McMordie Stoughton in a story on the Army Reserve’s emphasis on water’s role in conservation efforts. McMordie Stoughton specializes in federal water management and currently leads the water efficiency team for PNNL. 04.06.16

More than thirty media outlets, including Tech Times and Informed Infrastructure, published stories on an improved lightweight titanium alloy and how the material can be used to improve fuel efficiency in vehicles. The alloy was developed by researchers at PNNL. 04.04.16

The Spokesman-Review published an opinion piece that noted that PNNL, Washington State University and the University of Washington have partnered on a two-year demonstration project to pilot transactive energy management across three campus locations. 04.03.16

In a story about efforts to obtain valuable minerals from the ocean, Engineering News of South Africa reported on a PNNL project to extract magnesium from sea water. 04.01.16

Phys.org reported that PNNL scientists identified the reason behind the failure of lithium-sulfur batteries to hold a charge for very long. 03.31.16

The DOE posted an article on the new ways PNNL researchers are converting waste to energy, reducing auto exhaust emissions, and creating fuel cells and batteries for energy generation and storage. 03.28.16

EneryBiz mentioned PNNL in a story on electric power research company EnerNex’s plans to help develop the architecture for the future grid management system. 03.27.16

ACHR News reported that PNNL is helping NorthWrite advance its building energy efficiency algorithms as part of a new DOE Small Business Voucher project. 03.24.16

In a story about energy efficiency and strategy when building with glass, Building Design + Construction cited a PNNL technical analysis noting that only six international building energy codes were considered beneficial. 03.23.16

In a story about heating and cooling technologies at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Greenwire quoted an unnamed PNNL researcher as saying one study showed half of energy-saving features on programmable thermostats weren't used due to operator error. 03.18.16

In an article on sodium battery startup Faradion, CleanTechnica cited a PNNL report that found one disadvantage of sodium batteries is their size and weight. 03.14.16

In stories about research funded through DOE’s Small Business Vouchers pilot, Biofuels Digest, Penn Energy, and Energy Global reported that PNNL and NREL are helping startup Visolis make plant-derived chemicals and biofuels. 03.11.16

The Virgin Islands Consortium reported on PNNL helping St. Croix turn an economic development park into an energy-efficient hub. PNNL’s Graham Parker is participating in this effort on behalf of DOE. 03.11.16

MIT Technology Review quoted PNNL’s Srinivas Katipamula and cited his recent study that found daytime radiative cooling could reduce medium-sized buildings’ energy consumption by 30 to 50 percent. 03.10.16

The DOE noted PNNL is one of several national laboratories participating in EERE’s Small Business Vouchers pilot. 03.10.16

In a story about four energy storage technologies, Green Future noted that PNNL is developing sodium-ion batteries that operate at a lower temperature by using a sodium alloy, as opposed to pure sodium— a switch that can potentially extend the battery’s lifespan to useful levels. 03.10.16

Wired quoted PNNL’s Michael Royer and Naomi Miller in a story about the Smithsonian’s conversion to LED lighting at its Renwick Gallery, and how PNNL helped them find the right light bulb for the job. 03.01.16

Science News quoted PNNL’s Genevra Harker-Klimes in a story about new research that found underwater power cables don’t deter sea life. 03.01.16

A Clearing Up article reported that PNNL evaluations found fish moved by Whooshh Innovations’ pressurized tube fish transportation system were in similar physical states as fish moved by traditional methods. Subscription required. 02.26.16

LED Inside and BizLED reported that DOE published a report on flicker meters and LED lighting, in which measurements and calculations were compared against a PNNL-developed photoelectric characterization system. 02.23.16

Energy Manager Today cited a PNNL study on flicker meters for LED lighting, and quoted a comment from PNNL Lighting Scientist Tess Perrin on the direct impact flicker’s have on our health. 02.19.16

West Coast Lighting Insider quoted PNNL’s Michael Royer in a story about the Illuminating Engineering Society’s new color metric. 02.18.16

A video by NBC Learn featured clips of PNNL researchers in a story about friction-stir welding, a method of joining and strengthening lightweight metals to make vehicles more fuel efficient. 02.11.16

Architectural Lighting noted PNNL is one of the organizations working to introduce standards and best practices for LED lighting. 02.09.16

C&E News quoted PNNL’s Wei Wang in a story about the increasingly important redox role flow batteries are playing in supporting the use of intermittent renewable energy on the power grid. 02.08.16

PNNL Director Steve Ashby’s monthly Tri-City Herald column focused on biology research, and noted that PNNL has a long tradition of advancing and applying biological sciences to create renewable fuels, clean contaminated soil and improve human health. 02.18.16

DOE’s Geothermal Technologies Office noted the success of PNNL’s stimuli-responsive fracturing fluid for enhanced geothermal energy projects in a blog post. 02.01.16

Innovation Magazine mentioned PNNL’s participation in DOE’s Technologist-In-Residence program in an article by Argonne National Laboratory’s Jo Napolitano. 02.01.16

The U.S. Glass News Network reported that research by PNNL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found low-E storm panels can reduce a building’s heating and cooling energy use by 5 to 14 percent over clear glass storm panels. 01.28.16

PNNL’s Dave King was quoted as an outside expert in story in Chemistry World on a new way to make hydrogen fuel form biomass containing lignin and cellulose. 01.26.16

Green Car Congress ran a story on the new LightMAT consortium of nine laboratories. The goal of LightMat is to provide easier industry access to capabilities for making lightweight materials. 01.22.16

Utility Dive noted PNNL’s organic aqueous flow battery technology in a story about Idaho National Laboratory ordering a zinc-iron flow battery for a microgrid project. 01.20.16

The Tri-City Herald published PNNL Director Steve Ashby’s monthly column, which focused on how PNNL is applying its engineering expertise to develop lighter materials for use in automobile manufacturing. 01.19.16

Utility Dive quoted PNNL’s Wei Wang and cited PNNL research developing organic and vanadium batteries in a story on how technical advances are driving flow batteries closer to mass commercialization. 01.12.16

Green Building & Design highlighted PNNL’s building energy efficiency research in a 10-page feature story. The story included information on LED technology, grid modernization and smart buildings. 01.03.16

2015

The Seattle Times, Greentech Media and others reported battery company UniEnergy, whose vanadium redox flow battery product is based on PNNL technology, raised $25 million from Tokyo investment firm Orix and existing investors. 12.28.15

EE Times, GizMag, Nanowerk, and New Electronics reported on PNNL’s organic aqueous flow battery and the costs savings associated with it. 12.22.15

Portland Business Journal reported on PNNL’s new ARPA-E project to develop a control and coordination system for balancing the electric grid with distributed energy resources. 12.18.15

A DOE blog post mentioned PNNL is developing new standards to improve how smart appliances communicate with each other and interact with the electric grid. Breaking Energy and other websites reposted the DOE piece. 12.18.15

E&E News quoted PNNL’s Michael Poplawski in an article on advancements in LED lighting intelligence that may rival smartphones. Poplawski is a Senior Engineer and solid-state lighting specialist. 12.15.15

EnergyWire quoted PNNL’s Michael Poplawski in a story on LED intelligence and the state of connected lighting research. Poplawski’s research focuses on supporting the Solid-State Lighting program. 12.15.15

DOE Pulse included a story on how a PNNL research team discovered that a common type of cyanobacterium, or blue-green algae, produces hydrogen via photosynthesis in two ways. The finding could lead to new approaches for hydrogen production as a renewable energy resource. 12.14.15

DOE-EERE highlighted PNNL’s process to make biofuel from algae in a Facebook post of EERE-sponsored research that won R&D 100 awards. 12.13.15

EnergyWire quoted PNNL’s Jason Zhang in a story about fire safety concerns related to lithium-ion batteries increasingly being installed in buildings. Zhang is a Chief Scientist on Battery Technology. 12.10.15

The DOE website mentioned PNNL in an article on how their Building Technologies Office is working with national laboratories to bring cutting-edge technology to the market. 12.10.15

The DOE-EERE website featured a post about two research buoys that are gathering data to advance offshore wind development. The post noted PNNL deployed the first buoy offshore of Virginia December 2014. Several wind-related websites, including Wind Power Engineering, reposted the article. 12.07.15

LEDs Magazine reported on PNNL research examining the effect of extreme heat and dust on LED performance. 12.04.15

EnergyBiz reported PNNL is evaluating the performance of various energy storage systems – including UniEnergy’s vanadium redox battery, which is based on PNNL technology – for a Washington state-wide research project supported by the state’s Clean Energy Fund. 12.01.15

In a story about DOE’s Small business Voucher program, Innovation Magazine reported that PNNL is expected to receive about $2.7 million to assist small businesses. 12.01.15

Public Power Daily quoted DOE’s Imre Gyuk as noting PNNL is participating in energy storage deployment projects with Washington state utilities in a story about the power industry using more energy storage. 11.30.15

PNNL researchers were recognized with five R&D Magazine awards, the most since 2010. One award went to PNNL for their work in converting algae to biofuel. The Tri-City Herald covered the story. 11.28.15

The Tri-City Herald, ECN Magazine, and World Industrial Reporter wrote about PNNL’s newly awarded ARPA-E projects to improve grid planning, make biofuel from seaweed, and create a new device called a flow cell. 11.26.15

PNNL’s R&D 100 award winners were included in a feature on the NNSA blog. One award went to PNNL for their work in converting algae to biofuel. 11.19.15

A DOE blog post on the five potential sites for DOE’s Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy included a description of the Newberry Volcano site near Bend, Oregon, which PNNL and partners are developing. 11.18.15

TheNews mentioned PNNL and its Buildings of the Future project in an article titled, "What Will Buildings Look Like in 100 Years?" 11.16.15

The Portland Business Journal mentioned PNNL in a story about research being conducted in the Columbia River Gorge to help improve weather models for wind power developers and grid operators. 11.16.15

ACHR News reported on the Buildings of the Future project, led by PNNL and DOE, which is developing a vision for what U.S. commercial and residential buildings could become in 100 years. 11.16.15

Offshore Wind and Ocean News reported that a PNNL-managed buoy was deployed off the coast of New Jersey that will take measurements to advance offshore wind power development. 11.13.15

Smithsonian Magazine quoted PNNL’s Naomi Miller in a story about the lighting remodel of Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in D.C. As a senior lighting engineer, Miller’s research interests include the health effects of light and lighting sustainability.11.06.15

A Herald Extra article cited PNNL research, which calculated that the 2015 energy code would save the average new Utah homeowner almost $300 per year. 11.06.15

PNNL research developing an environmentally friendly fracturing fluid for enhanced geothermal engineering received the top award at the IChemE Global Awards, held Nov. 5 in the United Kingdom, as reported by TCE Today and Process Engineering. 11.06.15

PNNL’s Andrea Copping was quoted in a story The Christian Science Monitor republished from Yale Environment 360 about the challenge of predicting wave and tidal power environmental impacts. Copping is the Senior Program Manager for marine and coastal waters. 11.03.15

Real estate website GlobeSt.com reported on recent revisions made to Asset Score, a building energy efficiency evaluation tool developed by PNNL and DOE. 11.02.15

Greentech Media mentioned PNNL as part of the Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA), in a story about another MESA member, energy storage management software startup 1Energy. 11.02.15

Rob Pratt is quoted in a Nature Outlook feature on energy storage. Pratt leads the smart grid program at PNNL. 10.28.15

Ars Technica included comments from PNNL’s Landis Kannberg on the integration of solar into the power grid. 10.28.15

Nature’s Neil Savage quoted Wei Wang, a materials scientist at PNNL, in a story on renewable-energy storage. Wang and his team developed a solution of sulfuric and hydrochloric acids that improve flow batteries. 10.28.15

Nature’s Katherine Bourzac quoted PNNL’s Jun Liu in an inforgraphic about the impact of battery costs on replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy. Liu noted that the cost of batteries needs to be reduced by half in the next few years.  10.28.15

Green Building Advisor covered PNNL's low-e storm windows research, which compared the energy use in two manufactured homes. 10.18.15

Fine Home Building reported on PNNL analysis that found low-e coatings for new windows reduce heating and cooling costs, increase air tightness, and offer other energy benefits. 10.16.15

Yale Environment 360’s Sophia V. Schweitzer quoted PNNL’s Andrea Copping about potential environmental impacts in a story on wave and tidal energy. 10.15.15

The Tri-City Herald ran a column by PNNL's Steve Ashby on a variety of chemistry research that PNNL does. He mentioned several PNNL chemists. 10.11.15

LEDs Magazine reported on the Gateway report released by DOE and PNNL, which studied the conversion of Portland, Oregon's streetlights to LEDs. 10.05.15

The Tri-City Herald reported that small businesses working on clean energy products may start applying for assistance from PNNL and other national labs through the Department of Energy’s new Small Business Vouchers Pilot. 10.03.15

Green Builder reported on PNNL's low-E storm window research, which shows energy savings of 10 percent. 09.30.15

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy posted a story on PNNL's Lab Home research on low-E storm windows. 09.30.15

DOE's Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy’s WINDExchange newsletter published a story about distributed wind energy by National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Michael Clement that quoted PNNL’s Alice Orrell. 09.29.15

HydroWorld reported PNNL is a partner of Percheron Power LLC: to develop advanced components for Archimedes-type hydropower turbine systems. 09.25.15

The Register-Guard of Eugene, Oregon, reported PNNL is a partner with Oregon State University, Sandia, and others on a solar thermal power project funded through DOE’s SunShot Initiative. 09.24.15

A DOE Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy blog post highlighted PNNL and EERE work to accelerate implementation of India's Energy Conservation Buildings Code at state and local levels. 09.24.15

Empowering Pumps reported John Galyen, president of engineering company Danfoss, cited a PNNL study evaluating the efficiency of chillers during his Congressional testimony on energy efficiency. 09.22.15

Electrical Marketing and LightNOW reported on a new way of measuring color in lighting, which was developed by a group that was chaired by PNNL’s Michael Royer. 09.18.15

E&E News PM’s Katherine Ling reported PNNL is partnering with Tesla Motors to evaluate how national labs can help improve its batteries and electric vehicles as part of DOE’s Technologist in Residence program. Ling also quoted PNNL’s Jud Virden, who presented at the same conference where DOE’s David Danielson announced several programs to improve technology companies’ access to DOE labs. 09.15.15

Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business’ Mary Hopkin reported on the dedication of PNNL’s new Systems Engineering Building. 09.14.15

Transmission and Distribution World ran an article on the launch PNNL’s new Systems Engineering Building. 09.14.15

CleanTechnica’s Tina Casey noted energy storage company Primus worked with PNNL for a battery demonstration project in 2013 while reporting on Primus’ new flow battery. 09.11.15

Greenwire’s defense reporter Ariel Wittenberg reported on a project that examines energy use and efficiency at temporary US military bases in Afghanistan. 09.10.15

Automation World's Aaron Hand reported on UniEnergy Technology's vanadium redox flow battery, which is based on PNNL technology. 09.01.15

The Tri-City Herald wrote about PNNL's Federal Laboratory Consortium Far West Regional Awards, one for the development of friction-stir welding for lightweight aluminum vehicles. PNNL's Yuri Hovanski was quoted in the story. 08.31.15

Researchers at PNNL are finding important new insights into the metabolic processes of yeasts, which could make them better producers of biofuels. 08.25.15

With the opening this week of the Systems Engineering Building at PNNL, a new suite of capabilities becomes available to researchers and industry to tackle the nation's top challenges in grid modernization, buildings efficiency and renewable energy integration. 08.25.15

Electrical Marketing reported on PNNL's long-term testing of the L Prize-winning LED lamp made by Phillips. 08.21.15

The July/August print edition of Advanced Materials & Processes, the magazine of the American Society of Materials, included an article on PNNL's friction stir welding advancement. 08.15.15

Architectural Lighting's Timothy Schuler quoted PNNL's Michael Royer in a story about new color rendering metrics and technologies addressing LED light quality. 08.12.15

Breaking Energy and Windpower Engineering posted an article by PNNL's Alice Orrell on distributed wind power. 08.11.15

Electrical Wholesaling magazine reported on PNNL's long-term testing of the L Prize-winning LED lamp made by Phillips. 08.11.15

LEDS Magazine's Maury Wright reported PNNL led the replacement of 87 existing halogen light fixtures with LEDs at a performing arts center in College Park, Maryland. 08.11.15

Portland Business Journal's Andrew Giegerich, ClimateWire's Daniel Cusick and CleanTechnica's Tina Casey reported on PNNL's 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report. 08.11.15

The Washington Post mentioned a PNNL report in a story on how wind energy is contributing more to the energy mix. LBNL and PNNL reports make up the annual Distributed Wind Market Report, released by DOE. 08.10.15

DOE posted an article about distributed wind penned by PNNL's Alice Orrell. 08.10.15

Architectural Lighting cited research by PNNL's Naomi Miller and Michael Poplawski in a story about dimmable light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. 07.23.15

EnergyBiz's Andrew Burger, Public Power Daily's Elisa Wood and Clearing Up's Jude Noland reported on the results of the Battelle-led Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project.. 07.23.15

PNNL's Mike Rinker participated in a live interview show on KFLD (870 AM) on Tuesday, July 21. Show host Christine Brown has been hoping to do a show on PNNL on her "Meet Me in the Middle" noon-hour show for some time, in part spurred by the attend PNNL is receiving for its 50th anniversary. Mike discussed PNNL's energy research. 07.21.15

PNNL was mentioned in Small Business Vouchers program stories on Energy Efficiency Markets.com and JDSupra. 07.21.15

PNNL's Mike Rinker and Bob Runkle will participate in a live interview show on KFLD (870 AM) on Tuesday, July 21. Show host Christine Brown is featuring PNNL on the first segment for her daily "Meet Me in the Middle" noon-hour show. Mike and Bob will discuss PNNL's energy and national security research. Those who want to listen can do so here. 07.17.15

Minnesota Daily's Ellen Schmidt quoted PNNL's Michael Myer in a story about the University of Minnesota-St. Paul installing energy efficiency lights in a parking garage as part of DOE’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign. 07.15.15

The Corvallis Advocate weekly alternative newspaper noted PNNL is involved in efforts to bring an enhanced geothermal power research observatory to central Oregon. 07.15.15

Clearing Up's Jude Noland quoted Battelle's Ron Melton in a story about the results of the Battelle-led Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project. No link available; Subscription required. 07.15.15

Tri-City Herald, Xconomy and Solar Thermal continued coverage on PNNL's selection to help small businesses develop clean energy technologies through DOE's Small Business Voucher program. PNNL and four other national laboratories were selected by DOE to receive funding for the pilot. 07.14.15

UtilityDIVE's Herman K. Trabish reported on how DOE is remaking itself and utilizing PNNL's VOLTTRON™ software to help utilities modernize the grid. 07.14.15

The Tri-City Herald published two brief articles on recent awards to PNNL staff. On July 10, they noted Ram Devanathan, a materials scientist, has been elected to the rank of fellow in the American Ceramics Society. Only July 4, they ran a small story noting that DOE's Vehicle Technologies program recently presented DOE's Distinguished Achievement Award to PNNL's Chuck Peden and Yuri Hovanski. No link available. 07.10.15

Several outlets including E&E News, Xconomy, Biodiesel Magazine, ECN, FCW, and Energy Manager Today wrote about DOE's new Small Business Voucher Pilot and PNNL being selected as one of five lead labs to provide small businesses more and easier access to technology assistance from the national laboratories. 07.09.15

HydroWorld's Elizabeth Ingram reported PNNL is working with Public Utility District No. 1 of Klickitat County, Washington, to develop an economic assessment of pumped storage in the Pacific Northwest, with a specific focus on the 1,200-MW JD Pool Pumped Storage Project. 07.09.15

PNNL Licensee Genifuel's president was quoted in an article about innovation and working with the national labs in Project Management; Subscription required. 07.08.15

The Tri-City Herald published a news brief on two PNNL staff who recently were recognize by DOE with Distinguished Achievement Awards for their leadership in vehicle technology. 07.03.15

PNNL's advancement in friction stir welding to increase use of aluminum in autos was the lead story in the current issue of DOE Pulse. 07.03.15

Hydro Review described PNNL's Sensor Fish, which measures the physical stresses fish experience as they swim through dams, in a story about technologies for hydroelectric dams. 06.26.15

LEDs Magazine cited a 2014 PNNL report that found museum officials were most concerned about not damaging art work when considering a lighting upgrade in a story about energy-efficient lighting in museums. 06.23.15

CleanTechnica's Tina Casey described PNNL as the "main driver" in U.S. development of more efficient flow batteries in a story about PNNL licensee UET's vanadium redox flow battery competing with Tesla's lithium-ion battery. 06.21.15

Digital World mentioned PNNL's efforts to create metal hybrids with properties similar to platinum for fuel cell applications. 06.21.15

Greentech Media's Eric Wesoff and Jeff St. John reported UniEnergy Technologies' vanadium redox battery, which is based on PNNL technology, is up and running for a project in Pullman, Washington. AltEnergyMag also reported on the battery. 06.19.15

Based on a pitch, Biofuels Journal ran an article on PNNL's field-to-fuel assessment of biofuels feedstocks. (Pages 8 & 9) 06.15.15

DOE EERE is running a story on PNNL's friction stir welding advancement to increase aluminum use in autos. 06.09.15

The Tri-City Herald published PNNL Director Steve Ashby's monthly column, which focused on PNNL's role in creating sustainable hydropower. 06.07.15

The Tri-City Herald ran a brief story on three PNNL staff and their naming as top inventors for 2014. 05.30.15

The Washington Post's Chris Mooney cited 2013 PNNL research on triple-pane window performance in a about how energy efficiency upgrades can factor into home sales. 05.28.15

A DOE news release on building energy efficiency efforts named the Better Buildings Solution Center, a website PNNL developed for EERE, as a new online energy efficiency resource. 05.28.15

Green Car Congress posted PNNL's video "Friction Stir Welding Aluminum for Lightweight Vehicles." 05.24.15

Electronic Engineering Journal reported on PNNL's dendrite-free lithium-anode battery. 05.21.15

ReNews reported PNNL will deploy two research buoys near proposed offshore wind farm locations to support U.S. offshore wind development. 05.19.15

Marine Technology News and other marine trade outlets reported PNNL purchased a floating lidar buoy to evaluate wind speeds at offshore wind power sites in feature stories about from AXYS Technologies' WindSentinel floating lidar. 05.15.15

PNNL's news release reporting a new process for the expanded use of aluminum in vehicles was picked up by DesignFax and ASM International. 05.15.15

PNNL's news release reporting a new process for the expanded use of aluminum in vehicles was picked up by R&D Magazine, Materials Today, AZO Materials, World Industrial Reporter and other trades. 05.11.15

LEDs Magazine and Energy Manager Today reported on PNNL's test deployment of LED lights at the Arizona-Mexico border. 05.11.15

Xconomy published an essay by PNNL's Jud Virden about his vision for the Pacific Northwest's energy economy in 2035. 05.11.15

The Yucatan Times and other Mexican news outlets reported on a recent renewable energy talk by PNNL's John Lemmon, who is on assignment at ARPA-E. 05.08.15

The Tri-City Herald editorial board praised PNNL for its energy storage research and PNNL's Jud Virden for his May 1 Congressional testimony calling for continued federal funding for battery development. 05.07.15

Xconomy published an op-ed by Rick Luebbe of energy storage materials manufacturer EnerG2 that listed PNNL among Washington state's key clean tech players. 05.06.15

R&D Magazine and several other trades ran coverage stemming from a WSU news release highlighting the production of jet fuel compounds from fungus, for which PNNL played a supporting role. 05.06.15

KNDU-TV's Veronica Quintero reported a PNNL volunteer at the annual Salmon Summit, where 3,500 students learned about the Columbia River and its fish, said she "looks forward to this event every year, and she hopes these experiences will inspire students to learn more about the sciences." 05.05.15

A column in The Daily Courier of Prescott, Ariz., quotes PNNL's Sarah Widder as discussing homes with tighter envelopes creating improved energy efficiency while also affecting indoor air pollution. 05.01.15

EERE's Amped Up! Newsletter highlighted EERE Energy Undersecretary David Danielson's March 6 visit to PNNL as part of EERE's Lab Impact Initiative. 04.30.15

Based on a pitch, E&E News' Greenwire ran an article quoting PNNL's Dan Howe on a study featured in the journal Energy & Fuels that tracks biomass/feedstock conversion performance from field to fuel. 04.28.15

The Associated Press, Portland Business Journal, The Bulletin, Greenwire, Fierce Energy, Cascade Business News and others reported PNNL is leading one of five teams developing plans for DOE's Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy. 04.28.15

Chemical & Engineering News' Stephen Ritter, Scientific American, Solar Thermal Magazine, Homeland Security Newswire, Federal Technology Watch and others reported on PNNL's water-efficient enhanced geothermal reservoir stimulation fluid. 04.23.15

Global Energy World, Ag Annex and other trades are covering Battelle Columbus' success in achieving a DOE biofuels production challenge and are including mention of PNNL's role developing the associated catalyst and quote by John Holladay. 04.22.15

Door & Window Market Magazine's Ric Jackson noted PNNL is one of the labs supporting DOE's building energy efficiency efforts in an essay expressing excitement for DOE's ambitious energy efficiency goals. 04.20.15

Electrical Contractor Magazine's Jeff Gavin quoted PNNL's Kelly Gordon as saying LEDs are increasingly taking up a larger portion of lighting sales in a story on LEDs. 04.15.15

DOE Office of Science highlighted PNNL's water-efficient fluid for enhanced geothermal systems as the day's top science story. 04.15.15

Batteries & Energy Storage Technologies (BEST) magazine quoted PNNL's Dave Conover in a story about the energy storage system performance protocol that is inspiring the first national and international energy storage standards. 04.15.15

The Chemical Engineer's Helen Tunnicliffe reported on PNNL's water-efficient enhanced geothermal reservoir stimulation fluid. Subscription required. 04.15.15

Chemistry World, Nanowerk, Hydrogen Fuel News and others reported on PNNL's water-efficient fluid for enhanced geothermal systems. 04.14.15

ScienceLine's Shannon Hall quoted PNNL's Larry Berg in a story about BBOP, the Biomass Burn Observation Project. She conducted the interview for the story in early December, 2014. 04.13.15

Daily Kos mentioned PNNL in a post about rechargeable battery electrodes on their Saturday Science Edition, and Supplier Business also wrote up the story in their newsletter. 04.11.15

The Fish Site reported on PNNL's injectable acoustic fish-tracking tag. 04.06.15

Canadian business magazine Corporate Knights mentioned PNNL's DOE-funded research with Canadian company Star Minerals Group to extract rare earth metals from geothermal brine in a story questioning why the Canadian government isn't funding similar research. 04.06.15

The Spokesman-Review published a story on how PNNL developed the technology behind UET's vanadium redox flow battery, one of which was installed in Pullman, Wash., as part of a Washington state- and DOE-funded project with Avista Utilities. The Associated Press picked up the story and it ran elsewhere in the region. Electric Light & Power magazine and other outlets also posted an Avista news release that mentioned PNNL's contributions to the project. 04.03.15

Greenwire's Nick Juliano noted DOE cited PNNL water heater studies with its decision to withdraw a proposed rule that would have allowed the continued manufacture of large water heaters used to reduce energy demand and integrate renewable electricity supplies. 04.03.15

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy posted the Sequim Gazette's story on the new DOE BETO-funded project to stimulate microalgae for biofuels from CO2 found in air. 03.26.15

Biofuels Digest editor Jim Lane ran a story and photo on PNNL's new DOE BETO-funded project to stimulate microalgae for biofuels from CO2 found in air. 03.24.15

MRS Bulletin's Melissae Fellet quoted PNNL's Vincent Sprenkle in a story about solid oxide fuel cell research. 03.24.15

The Sequim Gazette ran an article in their March 18 edition on the new DOE BETO-funded project to stimulate microalgae for biofuels from CO2 found in air. 03.18.15

Green Buildings Advisor published an op-ed by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's Steven Nadel that cited a PNNL finding that 69 percent of U.S. building code savings in 2012 were in the commercial sector. 03.17.15

Commercial Building Products Magazine published Read an essay by Osram Silvania's Karen Lee that cites talk by PNNL's Robert Davis and Andrea Wilkerson at Lightfair 2014 on lighting challenges in education. 03.16.15

The DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy posted a video on their Facebook page about PNNL testing Whooshh Innovations' fish transportation system. 03.13.15

Green Car Congress' Mike Millikin ran an article on the newly funded DOE BETO-funded project to stimulate microalgae for biofuels from CO2 found in air. 03.11.15

New Scientist included PNNL's research to reduce magnesium extraction energy costs in its wrap up of metals-related advancements showcased recently at the ARPA-E summit. 03.03.15

The construction engineer publication Informed Infrastructure quoted PNNL's Ryan Harnish in a story about a study of how salmon where impacted by various water management practices at Columbia River hydroelectric dams. 02.25.15

Biomass Magazine mentioned PNNL in a brief about a pilot system that converts algae to biocrude. 02.22.15

Several outlets, including Green Car Congress, covered DOE's announcement on new biofuel funding through the Bioenergy Technologies Office that includes $900k to PNNL and MicroBio Engineering for algal biofuel work. 02.21.15

Tri-City Herald reported PNNL's Graham Parker is helping the Caribbean become more efficient through the Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewables Program. 02.21.15

The Daily Astorian reposted an Oregon Public Broadcasting story about PNNL's new injectable acoustic fish-tracking tag. 02.20.15

Energy Manager Today reported the PNNL-developed Asset Score, software that assesses the physical and structural energy efficiency of commercial and multifamily buildings, is the topic of a DOE-organized webinar. 02.19.15

A hydrogen emergency response online training program developed by PNNL was featured by FuelCellWorks online. 02.18.15

LEDs Magazine reported on PNNL that tests showed LED A-lamps have superior performance for light output and chromaticity maintenance. 02.18.15

The Hill published an op-ed by the U.S. Green Building Council's Roger Platt promoting building energy efficiency as a bipartisian issue that included a PNNL finding that that LEED federal buildings use 25 percent less energy than the national average. 02.17.15

Energy Central, Intelligent Utility & EnergyBiz’s Bruce Baccei cited PNNL research that found variable-speed controls added on to rooftop heating & cooling units could reduce a commercial buildings’ heating & cooling energy use by an average of 57 percent. 02.04.15

R&D Magazine posted an article on their website about PNNL receiving 2 FLC awards for moving biofuel, chemical analysis innovations to market. 02.02.15

Tri-City Herald's Annette Cary quoted PNNL's Sarah Widder in a story about PNNL research that found heat pump water heaters can cut an entire home's energy use if both its air intake and exhaust are ducted outside of the home. 02.01.15

Gizmag, World Fishing and others reported on PNNL's new injectable acoustic fish tracking tag. 01.30.15

The Tri-City Herald and other outlets reported on PNNL's new injectable fish-tracking tag. 01.29.15

The Portland Press Herald of Maine published a guest editorial advocating for energy efficiency in school buildings that cited a 2013 PNNL report that noted advanced building controls can reduce an average large office building's energy use by 18 percent. 01.27.15

Government Security News, The Caribbean Journal, The Bahamas Weekly and others reported PNNL is helping Caribbean hotels reduce energy use as part of the Obama Administration's increased involvement in the region. The stories followed a White House news fact sheet on the same topic. 01.26.15

Machine Design's Jeff Kerns reported on PNNL's new and improved Sensor Fish, which measures the physical stresses fish experience as they travel through dams. 01.26.15

Windpower Engineering & Development reported PNNL is providing technical and analytical support for Snohomish PUD and other Washington state utilities for new energy storage projects being funded by the state's Clean Energy Fund. 01.21.15

Wall Street Journal's Takashi Mochizuki and Eric Pfanner cited PNNL research that found high performance rooftop air-conditioning units can use 34 percent less energy than conventional ones in a story about Japanese air conditioner manufacturer Daikin Industries opening a new manufacturing facility in Texas. 01.15.15

Consumer Affairs' Mark Huffman quoted PNNL's Sarah Widder in a story about research that found fully ducting a heat pump water hear for both its air intake and exhaust can reduce a home’s total energy use. 01.13.15

Product Design & Development, Science Daily and others reported on PNNL research findings that installing a heat pump water heater with air intake and exhaust ducting can reduce a home's total energy use. 01.07.15

Environmental Leader and Sustainable Business cited a PNNL and GSA research finding that LEED-certified federal buildings cost 19% less to maintain than conventional buildings. 01.05.15

Buildings Magazine's Chris Olson quoted PNNL's Anne Wagner in a story about making heating and cooling systems more energy efficient by adding variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems. 01.02.15

2012

Among the concerns about offshore wind turbines in the Gulf of Maine is the effect power cables running to shore will have on ocean species. The power transmission cables commonly used for offshore renewable energy facilities are AC power cables, though DC cables may be used in projects that are farther from shore. Both AC and DC cables produce electromagnetic fields (EMFs). 06.06.12 More

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