Energy sources

Nuclear engineer Stauff awarded for excellence in research and early-career leadershipNovember 9, 2015

Argonne nuclear engineer Nicolas Stauff is the recipient of the American Nuclear Society’s 2015 Young Member Excellence Award.

Analysis shows greenhouse gas emissions similar for shale, crude oilOctober 15, 2015

Argonne has released a pair of studies on the efficiency of shale oil production excavation. The reports show that shale oil production generates greenhouse gas emissions at levels similar to traditional crude oil production.

National labs team to develop better, cheaper fuel cellsOctober 9, 2015

Argonne has joined a project funded by DOE's Fuel Cell Technologies Office to enhance the performance and durability of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells, while simultaneously reducing their cost.

‘Greener’ way to assemble materials for solar applicationsOctober 8, 2015

Polymers used in solar cells today require solvents that can harm the environment, but scientists using the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne have found a “greener” way to control the assembly of photovoltaic polymers in water using a surfactant— a detergent-like molecule—as a template.