Livermore scientists develop CO2 sequestration technique that produces 'supergreen' hydrogen fuel, offsets ocean acidification

May 27, 2013- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore scientists have discovered and demonstrated a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon-negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity, which can be used to offset ocean acidification.The team demonstrated, at a laboratory scale, a system that uses the acidity normally produced in saline water electrolysis to...

Lab partners with Navajo Nation on uranium mine project

April 30, 2013- 
A team of Lab scientists last month visited the Navajo Nation Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation Project (Navajo AML) in Shiprock, N.M. to conduct work on a joint project.   The partnership will develop an environmental and hydrological monitoring program for a uranium mine waste disposal cell in the Tse Tah area of northeast Arizona and several other mining areas.   The Lab team...

Lawrence Livermore scientists discover new materials to capture methane

April 16, 2013- 
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)  and UC Berkeley and have discovered new materials to capture methane, the second highest concentration greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere. Methane is a substantial driver of global climate change, contributing 30 percent of current net climate warming. Concern over methane is mounting, due to leaks associated...

Lawrence Livermore scientists discover new materials to capture methane

April 16, 2013- 
Scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)  and UC Berkeley and have discovered new materials to capture methane, the second highest concentration greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere. Methane is a substantial driver of global climate change, contributing 30 percent of current net climate warming. Concern over methane is mounting, due to leaks associated...

CES-21 board meets at Lawrence Livermore

April 16, 2013- 
The California Energy System for the 21st Century (CES-21) Board of Directors convened their latest public meeting at Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) last Thursday. Following welcoming remarks by Computation Associate Director Dona Crawford and comments by CES-21 Executive Director Steve Larson, the board began the process of reviewing different aspects of the pending collaboration...

LLNL leads new initiative to improve lithium-ion batteries

Feb. 12, 2013- 
A Lawrence Livermore team is working to improve lithium-ion battery performance, lifetime, and safety.Working with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), the scientists are developing a new methodology for performing first-principles quantum molecular dynamics (QMD) simulations at an unprecedented scale to understand key aspects of the chemistry and dynamics in lithium-ion (Li-ion)...

Lab sustainability efforts move toward solar energy: DOE issues call for proposals

Nov. 1, 2012- 
The Laboratory is planning to establish and use an onsite solar electrical-generation system that not only will provide a clean, renewable source of onsite energy, but an additional capability for LLNL energy research and development efforts. This move toward solar energy will enhance the Lab's sustainability initiatives and performance, with a focus on renewable energy. The...

Tribal Clean Energy Resource members visit LLNL

Oct. 29, 2012- 
Advisory board members from the newly created Tribal Clean Energy Resource Center (TCERC) visited the Laboratory last week.  Lead by Hopi Chairman LeRoy Shingoitewa  and William Cornelius, Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin, the TCERC members got a firsthand tour of the Laboratory.  The TCERC board members met all week with several hundred tribes at the National Congress for American...

Lab hosts workshop with research universities to address energy challenges

Aug. 2, 2012- 
To lay the foundation for stronger collaborations to address national energy problems, the Laboratory recently invited researchers from leading universities to exchange ideas and mathematical approaches for leveraging high performance computing, and to identify areas for cooperative research. "This exchange of ideas is a great opportunity to build on existing collaborations in...

Lab hosts workshop with research universities to address energy challenges

Aug. 2, 2012- 
To lay the foundation for stronger collaborations to address national energy problems, the Laboratory recently invited researchers from leading universities to exchange ideas and mathematical approaches for leveraging high performance computing, and to identify areas for cooperative research. "This exchange of ideas is a great opportunity to build on existing collaborations in...

The future of power

March 29, 2012- 
What is power, and how can the United States effectively project power in the information or cyber age? This was the focus of a recent lecture by Joseph Nye as part of a seminar series on U.S. foreign policy sponsored by the Center for Global Security Research. Nye has had a significant influence, stretching over more than 40 years, on how the U.S. thinks about foreign policy. He is a...

Lawrence Livermore teams with industry to advance energy technologies using high performance computing

March 19, 2012- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced the selection of six industry projects for the advancement of energy technologies using high performance computing (HPC). Called the "hpc4energy incubator," this pilot program aims to innovate and accelerate the development of energy technology and boost U.S. economic competitiveness in the global marketplace...

Lab co-sponsors North Dakota energy technology symposium

March 5, 2012- 
Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, the Lab's deputy director for Science and Technology, discussed Monday how high performance computer modeling and simulation can accelerate the development of clean energy technologies in a keynote address at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, N.D. The Laboratory was a co-sponsor of the "North Dakota Energy Symposium: Using Technology to Enhance Clean...

Lab co-sponsors North Dakota energy technology symposium

March 5, 2012- 
Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, the Lab's deputy director for Science and Technology, discussed Monday how high performance computer modeling and simulation can accelerate the development of clean energy technologies in a keynote address at North Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo, N.D. The Laboratory was a co-sponsor of the "North Dakota Energy Symposium: Using Technology to Enhance Clean...

Ten scientists named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff

Feb. 21, 2012- 
Ten Laboratory researchers have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community. Jim Candy of the Engineering Directorate, John Castor of the Weapons and Complex Integration Principal Directorate, Jim Hammer of...

Media advisory: 'Get to Know Your National Labs' seminar

Feb. 6, 2012- 
WHO: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories/California, in partnership with the City of Livermore and the i-GATE Innovation Hub, are presenting a new business networking series called "Get to Know Your National Labs."Both Livermore-based national laboratories are seeking to create opportunities for regional businesses to leverage the scientific, technology and...

Startup company uses LLNL's technology to compete in "America's Next Top Energy Innovator"

Feb. 1, 2012- 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Integrated Dynamic Electron Solutions Inc. is using Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's technology to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy's "America's Next Top Energy Innovator Challenge," a competition where Americans vote online for the most innovative and promising startup companies that are using technologies from the department's national laboratories to...

Lawrence Livermore and Navajo Nation to partner in energy efforts

Feb. 1, 2012- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and the Navajo Nation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to further mutual energy collaborations. LLNL and the Navajo Nation plan to collaborate in an array of areas including energy security; carbon sequestration; coal gasification; shale gas; enhanced oil recovery; wind, geothermal and solar; environmental studies and other...

Power generation is blowing in the wind

Jan. 17, 2012- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- By looking at the stability of the atmosphere, wind farm operators could gain greater insight into the amount of power generated at any given time. Power generated by a wind turbine largely depends on the wind speed. In a wind farm in which the turbines experience the same wind speeds but different shapes, such as turbulence, to the wind profile, a turbine will...

Power generation is blowing in the wind

Jan. 17, 2012- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- By looking at the stability of the atmosphere, wind farm operators could gain greater insight into the amount of power generated at any given time. Power generated by a wind turbine largely depends on the wind speed. In a wind farm in which the turbines experience the same wind speeds but different shapes, such as turbulence, to the wind profile, a turbine will...