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The latest edition of Transformations is out! A publication of PNNL’s Institute for Integrated Catalysis, you’ll find stories about aviation biofuels, nickel catalysts, how fundamental catalysis enabling a zero-carbon-footprint future … and more. Read the latest edition (and subscribe!) at http://goo.gl/OYZ2wo.
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A recent study by researchers from the University of Michigan and PNNL – using computational capabilities at the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory – expanded understanding about how methane is made … and how to make things from it. The findings could lead to better catalysts for fuel production and improved strategies to inhibit microbial production of the potent greenhouse gas. Read more at http://goo.gl/EqAv5k.
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Students in the Tri-Cities and across Washington state will have more opportunities to immerse themselves in science, engineering, technology and mathematics thanks to more than $300,000 in grants from Battelle for STEM education. Lean more at http://goo.gl/nHPZud.
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Today is #WomensEqualityDay.  Join us as we look back at the #WomeninSTEM videos produced earlier this year … and meet Allison Campbell, Associate Laboratory Director for Earth & Biological Sciences at PNNL. In this short video, she talks about her passion for science and encourages women in research to “go for it.”
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Today is #WomensEqualityDay. Let’s take a look back at a few of our #WomeninSTEM videos produced earlier this year … In this video, Laboratory Fellow Karin Rodland describes how science truly is an adventure. Enjoy!
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Electric vehicle manufacturers need smaller, lighter and less expensive batteries. Consumers want more affordable electric vehicles with greater range and performance. Now, a PNNL-led research effort will focus on improving upon today’s battery technology. Funded by the Department of Energy, the Battery500 consortium will receive up to $10 million a year over the next five years to almost triple the specific energy in lithium batteries for electric cars. Learn more at http://goo.gl/1oaDU7.
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Atmospheric scientists developed a novel three-dimensional particle representation for aerosol modeling, resolving particle size, the amount of the black carbon in the particle, and the particle's ability to attract moisture. The novel approach improves model predictions of how the particles handle sunlight energy and which will become cloud seeds. Read more at https://goo.gl/0mKkUg.
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I seen today an airplane going to US over the Atlantic with a ray path ahead of it, clear and darker than sky, straight and much longer than the engine trail behind it. What is that about?
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The haze over our cities ... We know it is the product of tiny particles suspended in our atmosphere called aerosols, but scientists don’t yet know all the details of the complex chemistry. Now a team of scientists has answered foundational questions about how nature influences the composition of aerosols. The research findings could help avoid unintended consequences in both regulations and remediation. Learn more at http://goo.gl/7J7nyE.
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Today is #WomensEqualityDay.  Let’s look at one last video from our #WomeninSTEM series produced earlier this year. In this short video, Malin Young, Deputy Director, Science and Technology at PNNL talks about her passion for science and encourages women in research to “push the boundaries.” We hope you’ve enjoyed these videos (again) and have a great weekend!  #WomenInSTEM
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Today is #WomensEqualityDay. Let’s take a look back at a few of our #WomeninSTEM videos produced earlier this year … In this short video, Laboratory Fellow Xin Sun talks about her passion for research.
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Catalysis expert and Battelle Fellow Johannes Lercher is one of six researchers selected to receive a 2016 Eni Award, an international benchmark for research in the field of energy and the environment. He serves as both Director of PNNL's Institute for Integrated Catalysis and as a Professor at the Technische Universität München (Germany). Lercher’s cited body of work addresses the need to lower the carbon footprint and understand the shifting nature of biofuel feedstocks by developing radically new pathways to synthesize energy carriers and chemical intermediates. Read more at http://goo.gl/Qm4t8H.
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I wish I could lower my carbon. But then I would cease to exist.
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Elena Peterson, software engineer says, “Computer classes in high school tickled my brain.” Today, she’s a software engineer at PNNL where her job is, “always changing, evolving, and she’s doing the next greatest thing.” Elena was interviewed for a Washington Round Table video about “Great Jobs” in Wash. State.

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A U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory, PNNL is located in Richland, Washington and employs more than 4,400. With an annual operating budget of nearly $1 billion, PNNL has been operated by Battelle since its inception in 1965. Over the years, the Lab’s discoveries have led to improving daily lives and include:

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  • Ensuring lights turn on because of a more reliable electric grid

  • Enabling car engines to run cleaner and more efficiently

  • Securing U.S. ports of entry in the U.S. and around the globe.

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