Energy sources

Life Cycle Analysis of Transportation Fuels and Vehicle Technologies with the GREET Model: Key Issues and Results
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 versionĀ  GREET1.2013 was released in October 2013.
Multi-physics and Multi-Scale Benchmarking and Uncertainty Quantification within NEA/OECD Framework
The development of multi-physics multi-scale coupled methodologies for Light Water Reactor (LWR) analysis requires comprehensive validation and verification procedures, which include well-established benchmarks developed in international cooperation.
Photosynthesis, reimaginedMarch 27, 2014

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with researchers from Arizona State University have found a way to imitate Photosystem II, the first protein complex in the long chain of reactions that use energy from the sun to create usable fuel.

Rapid Assessment Methods for Environmental Radioactivity Training Course
Argonne's Environmental Science and Nuclear Engineering Divisions in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are hosting a training course on rapid assessment methods for environmental radioactivity.

The course addresses the needs of Analytical Laboratories for the Measurement of Environmental Radioactivity (ALMERA) network laboratories interested in enhancing their rapid analytical capabilities supporting the assessment of environmental contamination in emergency situations.

Producing Liquid Transportation Biofuels from Sweet Sorghum
Sweet sorghum has been recently identified as a potential energy crop by USDA.

This crop offers many advantages, such as:

Universal method makes used nuclear fuel reprocessing cooler and saferMarch 13, 2014

A technique developed by scientists at Argonne and Pacific Northwest National laboratory separates the most radioactive elements of used nuclear fuel in one step.

Benoit DionneFebruary 25, 2014

Nuclear Engineer

2014 Mo-99 Topical Meeting
The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) in partnership with Argonne will host the 2014 Mo-99 Topical Meeting.

The meeting will take place Tuesday, June 24, through Friday, June 27, 2014 at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza in Washington D.C.

Registration is now open Ā»

The NSSA is inviting attendees to submit an abstract for oral presentation at the Topical Meeting in one of the following sessions:

Methods of the nTRACER Direct Whole Core Transport Code and Validation through BEAVRS MIT PWR Benchmarks
nTRACER is a direct whole core transport code being developed at Seoul National University for practical applications to pressurized water reactors and fast reactors. It employs unique calculation methods that make it possible to perform direct whole core calculations for power reactors on a LINUX cluster mounting hundreds of computing cores without any advance generation of homogenized multigroup cross sections.

The primary methods include: