Alternative fuels

Argonne works with marine industry on new fuelJuly 30, 2015

Argonne has collaborated with Bombardier Recreational Products and the National Marine Manufacturers Association to demonstrate the effectiveness of a fuel blend with 16 percent butane. This blend would incorporate more biofuels into marine fuel without the issues caused by increasing levels of ethanol, which can cause difficulties in marine engines at high concentrations.

Argonne analysis shows increased carbon intensity from Canadian oil sandsJune 25, 2015

Argonne National Laboratory this week released a study that shows gasoline and diesel refined from Canadian oil sands have a higher carbon impact than fuels derived from conventional domestic crude sources.

Can propane school buses save money and provide other benefits?October 1, 2014

School districts across the country are looking for ways to save money and be more environmentally sustainable. A new case study from the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory that examines five school bus fleets that are successfully using propane school buses provides one promising option.

New tool predicts economic impacts of natural gas stationsSeptember 24, 2014

Researchers at Argonne announced a new tool today for analyzing the economic impacts of building new compressed natural gas fueling stations.

A nanosized hydrogen generatorSeptember 19, 2014

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a small scale “hydrogen generator” that uses light and a two-dimensional graphene platform to boost production of the hard-to-make element.

Argonne/iBIO Center partnership sets sights on new teaching methodsAugust 26, 2014

Argonne and iBIO EDUCATE Center team up to give middle school and high school teachers an inquiry-based platform with which to teach their students the Next Generation Science Standards in a three-day workshop called “Farm to Flight: Can Biofuels Green Aviation?”

Argonne Now Magazine - Summer 2014

In the summer 2014 issue of the Argonne magazine, learn about "The Science that Stumped Einstein," find out how we are addressing crime, social unrest, and buses by finding patterns in data in "City of Big Data," and take a trip back to 19th-century Chicago to get perspective on the ongoing issue of soot and carbon in the air in "The Volcano of a Hundred Thousand Mouths." Also featuring Ask a Scientist, fun facts, infographics, The Secret Lives of Scientists, and more.