Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Hot Weather Continues Throughout The UK

This article is part of the series highlighting the “Top Things You Didn’t Know About…” Be sure to check back for more entries soon. From chemical science to global climate change and beyond, the Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) is leading the way in cutting-edge science that is changing the way Americans live and… Keep reading →

South Australian EPA To Investigate Wind Farm Health Implications

Wind energy became the largest source of new US electricity generation capacity in the US last year, accounting for well over a third of capacity additions, according to reports released today by the Department of Energy. “Wind energy is now the fastest growing source of power in the United States – representing 43 percent of… Keep reading →

Biocrude producers are moving closer to providing a cost-competitive substitute for petroleum, but obstacles remain in building scale.

Biocrude is derived from renewable sources like wood waste and algae, but can be converted into near-perfect substitutes for petroleum products, known as “drop-in” fuels. Drop-in fuels “can serve as direct replacements or supplements to existing gasoline, diesel and jet fuels, without any changes to existing fuel distribution networks or engines”, according to the Department of Energy (DOE). Keep reading →