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Energy and Environment Directorate

Research Capabilities

Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

PNNL delivers energy management solutions for a carbon-constrained world by:

  • Advancing vehicle and energy storage technology with signature capabilities in materials, catalysis, electrochemistry and grid management and visualization tools
  • Improving buildings energy efficiency through innovative building design, simulation and engineering supported by cost and market analysis, design and implementation of deployment programs for energy-efficient technology and development of advanced buildings technology using materials sciences, diagnostics and controls capabilities
  • Enabling infrastructure-compatible bio-based fuels and chemicals and building on established strengths in chemistry, catalysis, biotechnology and process engineering
  • Supporting development and commercialization of renewable sources of electricity — water, wind, geothermal, and solar —using unique capabilities and facilities in marine, atmospheric, sub-surface and materials sciences.

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas