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Coal Use and Carbon Capture Technologies

Post, July 31, 2012 • Coal is one of the most abundant fossil fuels and thus has a long history of use, from heating to steel production to power generation. Though coal use is both reliable and inexpensive, it is also a major producer of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Research into carbon capture and storage...

Concentrating on Sunshine to Advance the Hydrogen Economy

Post, July 24, 2013 • Ivan Ermanoski works on a room-temperature prototype of the packed particle bed reactor for solar-thermochemical hydrogen production. (Photo by Randy Montoya) Can solar energy be harnessed to address climate change and other impacts of the world’s dependence on carbon-based fuels? A Sandia team that includes principal investigator Tony McDaniel in...

Four CRF Papers Presented at the International Conference on Hydrogen Safety

Post, November 7, 2013 • CRF researchers presented four papers at the 5th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety, held September 9–11, 2013, in Brussels, Belgium. ICHS 2013 focused on progress in safety of hydrogen technologies and infrastructure, as crucial/essential means to enable the transition to a zero carbon energy system. The conference was hosted by...

Sandia Engaged in Upcoming Combustion Symposium and Workshops

Post, April 29, 2014 • A number of CRF staff members are active in organizing the 35th International Symposium on Combustion. This biennial event, which brings together more than 1,000 scientists, engineers, and others from around the world to explore the latest developments in combustion science, will be held from August 3–8, 2014, at the...

Sandia Hosts Visitors from Japanese Automotive Industry

Post, December 23, 2013 • On Nov. 7 and 8, Sandia hosted visiting fuel cell electric vehicle engineers from the Japanese automotive industry. On the first day of the visit, engineers from the Nissan Technical Center North America learned more about Sandia’s work in fueling research and the Center for Infrastructure Research and Integration (CIRI)....

Sandia to demonstrate Hydrogen Risk Assessment Models toolkit prototype

Post, June 18, 2014 • With recent hydrogen fuel cell vehicle market acceleration, cities and neighborhoods where these cars are being sold exhibit a growing need to advance hydrogen fueling system deployments. Understanding and assessing hydrogen-fueling and -storage system risks is a challenging proposition because the necessary scientific information is diffuse and found only in...