Energy

Argonne Recognized for Excellence in Technology TransferApril 11, 2014

Argonne researchers receive 2014 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium

Life Cycle Analysis of Transportation Fuels and Vehicle Technologies with the GREET Model: Key Issues and Results
Abstract:
Pursuit of sustainable transportation systems requires evaluation of them in a holistic way with life-cycle analysis (LCA). In fact, LCA now becomes an integral part of evaluation of advanced vehicle technologies and new transportation fuels. Since 1995, Argonne has been developing the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model for LCA of transportation fuels and vehicle technologies. The most recent GREET version  GREET1.2013 was released in October 2013.
Building Ukraine's New Subcritical Neutron Source

Lessons in Multi-National Technical Project Success

Abstract:
Over the past several years, the National Nuclear Security Administration, through its Global Threat Reduction Initiative, has been working around the world to secure vulnerable nuclear materials. One of the key projects has been partnering with the government of Ukraine to secure a stockpile of legacy HEU from the Soviet era.

Finding a suitable platinum substitute for fuel cellsApril 2, 2014

In a new study led by Argonne National Laboratory chemist Di-Jia Liu, researchers have identified a new way to synthesize inexpensive, transition metal-based catalysts as an alternative to platinum. These new catalysts offer the promise of substantially reducing the fuel cell cost.