Lawrence Livermore receives $1.75 million to integrate more renewable sources into California's energy grid

Dec. 19, 2011- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is working with the California Energy Commission to develop ways to increase the amounts of wind and solar generation integrated into California's energy grid.The project will use LLNL's high-resolution weather models and high performance computing to characterize intermittent renewable resources, including wind and solar power. LLNL received $1...

Jan. 9 deadline for submitting clean energy proposals

Dec. 5, 2011- 
Energy businesses that would like to collaborate with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory teams of experts to advance clean energy technology through high performance computing (HPC) must submit a one page letter of intent by the close of business Monday, Jan. 9. The initial call for proposals was made Oct. 25. This one-year pilot program, called the hpc4energy incubator, aims to...

DOE awards LLNL more than $850,000 for geothermal research

Sept. 14, 2011- 
The Laboratory has received $890,000 from DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to help accelerate geothermal energy technology. The main project, "Stochastic Joint Inversion for Integrated Data Interpretation in Geothermal Exploration," is led by Rob Mellors and colleagues Abe Ramirez, Bill Foxall and Xianjin Yang. The project aims to reduce resource exploration costs...

Navajo Nation contingent visits Lab for energy discussions and tours

July 29, 2011- 
The Navajo Nation Energy Advisory Committee (EAC) made a special visit to the Laboratory last week to look at new technologies and discuss a formal partnership to assist the tribe as the nation put Navajo energy policy in place. Joining the EAC committee members were Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly and first lady Martha Shelly. "We are in need of national laboratory expertise to...

Miller touts Lab capabilities as resource for economy

July 28, 2011- 
Mechanisms to grow a healthier economy, whether for Livermore, the Tri-Valley and greater Bay Area, the state or nation, were discussed during a special Innovation Forum, as part of the Livermore Chamber of Commerce's Summer Luncheon series. Director George Miller served as one of the panelists, along with John Chen, chairman and CEO of Sybase, Inc.; S. Shariq Yosufzai, vice president of...

Laboratory signs agreement with China to develop clean energy technology

July 19, 2011- 
The Laboratory has signed an agreement with the Clean Energy Research Institute in China to conduct joint research and development of clean energy technologies. The Clean Energy Research Institute was formed by Huaneng Power International Inc., the largest power company in the world. Under the memorandum of understanding, the Laboratory will create a stronger relationship with Huaneng...

Science & Technology Review focuses on new energy source

July 13, 2011- 
The July/August 2011 issue of Science & Technology Review is now online . This issue's feature article, "Igniting Our Energy Future," reports on how Livermore researchers are forging a commercial pathway for a revolutionary power plant called LIFE to help the nation meet the increasing demand for safe, clean and sustainable electricity. A second feature highlight's five Tier-1 Grand...

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory opens High Performance Computing Innovation Center for collaboration with industry

June 30, 2011- 
In an initiative that aims to boost the nation's economic competitiveness, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory today announced the opening of the High Performance Computing Innovation Center (HPCIC).The innovation center will facilitate national lab/industry collaboration, applying high performance computing to product design, development and manufacturing, data management and the...

High Performance Computing Innovation Center opened

June 30, 2011- 
The first facility in the Livermore Valley Open Campus was dedicated Thursday, in a ceremony hosted by Laboratory Deputy Director Tom Gioconda and attended by Rep. John Garamendi, Rep. Jerry McNerney, Livermore Mayor Marshall Kamena, San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson, Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, and other state and local officials. The High Performance Computing Innovation Center...

High Performance Computing Innovation Center opened

June 30, 2011- 
The first facility in the Livermore Valley Open Campus was dedicated Thursday, in a ceremony hosted by Laboratory Deputy Director Tom Gioconda and attended by Rep. John Garamendi, Rep. Jerry McNerney, Livermore Mayor Marshall Kamena, San Ramon Mayor Abram Wilson, Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman, and other state and local officials. The High Performance Computing Innovation Center...

LLNL scientists and engineers capture two awards for top industrial innovations

June 22, 2011- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have captured two awards for developing cutting-edge technologies with commercial potential. A team of LLNL computer scientists and a team of engineers have won awards from the trade journal R&D Magazine for developing advances among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2010. One of the teams worked with two universities...

LLNL scientists and engineers capture two awards for top industrial innovations

June 22, 2011- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have captured two awards for developing cutting-edge technologies with commercial potential. A team of LLNL computer scientists and a team of engineers have won awards from the trade journal R&D Magazine for developing advances among the top 100 industrial inventions worldwide for 2010. One of the teams worked with two universities...

LLNL partners with SWAY to launch deep sea offshore wind demonstration project

June 10, 2011- 
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- The amount of wind blowing off the California coast is teeming with potential. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory atmospheric scientists are working with a Norwegian company to possibly leverage that wind as a valuable energy source. LLNL has signed a memorandum of understanding with SWAY, a renewable energy company, that has developed floating towers for wind...

In the wake of the wind

April 26, 2011- 
On the Front Range within the Rocky Mountains, prevailing winds sweep eastward over the mountains smack into the National Wind Technology Center. Several wind turbines, some taller than a 40-story building, spin and hum at the site, just outside of Boulder, Colo., waiting for an experiment to start in the next month. The turbines not only produce power, they produce wakes -- similar...

In the wake of the wind

April 26, 2011- 
On the Front Range within the Rocky Mountains, prevailing winds sweep eastward over the mountains smack into the National Wind Technology Center. Several wind turbines, some taller than a 40-story building, spin and hum at the site, just outside of Boulder, Colo., waiting for an experiment to start in the next month. The turbines not only produce power, they produce wakes -- similar...

Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories to showcase hydrogen vehicles

Feb. 15, 2011- 
Mike Janes, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, Calif., (925) 294-2447, mejanes [at] sandia.gov ( ) WHO: Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories will showcase two buses powered by hydrogen, now operating at both Livermore sites. The collaborative effort is part of a strategy for an energy sustainable future and cleaner environment. WHAT: The vehicles will be on...

Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories to showcase hydrogen vehicles

Feb. 15, 2011- 
Mike Janes, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, Calif., (925) 294-2447, mejanes [at] sandia.gov ( ) WHO: Lawrence Livermore and Sandia national laboratories will showcase two buses powered by hydrogen, now operating at both Livermore sites. The collaborative effort is part of a strategy for an energy sustainable future and cleaner environment. WHAT: The vehicles will be on...

Lab showcases energy research at annual gathering of American Association for Advancement of Science

Feb. 11, 2011- 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will showcase its work in energy research when the American Association for the Advancement of Science holds its annual gathering, Feb. 17-21, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This year's theme, "Science Without Borders," integrates interdisciplinary science -- both across research and teaching -- that utilizes...

Lab showcases energy research at annual gathering of American Association for Advancement of Science

Feb. 11, 2011- 
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will showcase its work in energy research when the American Association for the Advancement of Science holds its annual gathering, Feb. 17-21, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This year's theme, "Science Without Borders," integrates interdisciplinary science -- both across research and teaching -- that utilizes...

LLNL offers another superb season of Saturday Science lectures

Jan. 26, 2011- 
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's popular lecture series, "Science on Saturday," returns Feb. 5 and runs through March 5. This year's talks cover a wide range of current topics -- using proton therapy for cancer; harnessing the wind for energy needs; withstanding climate change; and the search for the end of the periodic table.The lectures are free of charge and will be held in the...