Posts tagged with "Energy"

Americans continue to use more renewable energy sources

Jul. 18, 2013 -  
Americans used more natural gas, solar panels and wind turbines and less coal to generate electricity in 2012, according to the most recent U.S. energy charts released by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory . Each year, the Laboratory releases energy flow charts that track the nation's...

Livermore develops the world's deepest ERT imaging system for CO2 sequestration

Jun. 12, 2013 -  
LIVERMORE, Calif.-- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have broken the record for tracking the movement and concentration of carbon dioxide in a geologic formation using the world's deepest Electrical Resistance Tomography (ERT) system. The research provides insight into the effects...

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...

Lab partners with Navajo Nation on uranium mine project

Apr. 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...

Lawrence Livermore scientists discover new materials to capture methane

Apr. 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...

Lawrence Livermore scientists discover new materials to capture methane

Apr. 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...

CES-21 board meets at Lawrence Livermore

Apr. 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...

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...

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...

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...