Americans used less energy in 2015

April 19, 2016- 
Americans used less energy overall in 2015 than the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.Each year, the Laboratory releases energy flow charts that illustrate the nation's consumption and use of energy. Overall, Americans used 0.8 quadrillion BTU, or quads, less in 2015 than in 2014 (a BTU or British Thermal Unit, is...

Lawrence Livermore to work on DOE research program for electric grid modernization

Jan. 14, 2016- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers will be working on 14 new grid research projects as part of the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium announced Thursday by Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.Moniz released a blueprint for modernizing the grid, which is built on its Grid Modernization Initiative, an ongoing effort that reflects the Obama Administration’s commitment to...

'Underground battery' could store energy, CO2

Jan. 6, 2016- 
Meeting the Paris Climate Agreement goal of limiting the increase in the global average temperature to well below two degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels will require increased use of renewable energy and reducing the CO2 intensity of fossil energy use.The intermittency of when the wind blows and when the sun shines is one of the biggest challenges impeding the widespread...

Using hydrogen to enhance lithium ion batteries

Nov. 5, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have found that lithium ion batteries operate longer and faster when their electrodes are treated with hydrogen.Lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are a class of rechargeable battery types in which lithium ions move from the negative electrode to the positive electrode during discharge and back when charging.The growing demand for energy storage...

Lawrence Livermore to host CalCharge clean tech innovation effort to work with industry

Aug. 20, 2015- 
What: CalCharge and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will announce a groundbreaking public-private partnership to engage energy storage companies with LLNL’s world-class research capabilities and facilities. Storage industry leaders and innovators as well as Lab officials will explain how they will work together to drive research and development of clean energy technologies. New...

Bay Area labs team up to share clean energy, manufacturing expertise with small businesses

July 9, 2015- 
LIVERMORE— Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), in partnership with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) and Sandia National Laboratories/California (SNL/CA), have been awarded $4.15 million by the Department of Energy (DOE) to jointly launch a new small business voucher pilot.The three-way national lab partnership, known as LabSTAR, will be funded under DOE’s $20 million...

Bay Area's three national labs join forces to work with energy storage, manufacturing companies

June 23, 2015- 
SAN FRANCISCO – Through the public-private consortium CalCharge, energy storage companies will soon have unprecedented and streamlined access to three U.S. Department of Energy national labs in the Bay Area — giving them a major competitive advantage in the fast-growing battery industry.CalCharge, which is designed to accelerate the development and deployment of energy storage technologies...

American energy use up slightly, carbon emissions almost unchanged

May 20, 2015- 
Americans' energy use continued to grow slowly in 2014, fueled by increases in the use of natural gas, wind and solar, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.Each year, the Laboratory releases charts that illustrate the nation's consumption and use of energy. Overall, Americans used 0.9 quadrillion (quads) British thermal units (BTUs...

New research could lead to more efficient electrical energy storage

March 4, 2015- 
Lawrence Livermore researchers have identified electrical charge-induced changes in the structure and bonding of graphitic carbon electrodes that may one day affect the way energy is stored.The research could lead to an improvement in the capacity and efficiency of electrical energy storage systems, such as batteries and supercapacitors, needed to meet the burgeoning demands of consumer...

Microcapsules capture carbon safely

Feb. 5, 2015- 
Using the same baking soda found in most grocery stores, Lawrence Livermore scientists, along with colleagues from Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, have created a significant advance in carbon dioxide capture.The team developed a new type of carbon capture media composed of core-shell microcapsules, which consist of a highly permeable polymer shell and a...

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014- 
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science.The top stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory’s ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of rapidly...

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014- 
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science.The top stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory’s ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of rapidly...

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014- 
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science.The top stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory’s ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of rapidly...

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014- 
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science.The top stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory’s ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of rapidly...

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014- 
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science.The top stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory’s ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of rapidly...

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014- 
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science.The top stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory’s ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of rapidly...

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014- 
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science.The top stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory’s ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of rapidly...

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014- 
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science.The top stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory’s ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of rapidly...

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014- 
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science.The top stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory’s ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of rapidly...

Top 10 science and technology stories of 2014

Dec. 17, 2014- 
In 2014, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) built on a 62-year tradition of translating basic science into technologies that ensure national security, address pressing real world problems and expand the boundaries of fundamental science.The top stories of the year are a reflection of the Laboratory’s ability to apply its core national security competencies to a broad set of rapidly...