Technology Keywords: Chemistry, materials, biofuels, biochemicals, energy storage, battery chemistry, metals processing, magnets, fuel cells, building technology, power systems, distributed controls
Overview: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s (PNNL) mission is to transform the world through courageous discovery and innovation. Our research provides solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges for the Department of Energy (DOE), other government agencies, and our industry partners. Our research areas include battery chemistry, biofuels and biochemicals, grid-scale energy storage, processing of lightweight metals and alloys, soft and permanent magnets, fuel cells, power grid analytics and operation, distributed controls for grid, and buildings. PNNL is a leader among DOE laboratories in industrial engagement, building strong multi-disciplinary teams with the scientific and technical expertise to address complex challenges in energy and the environment. Building on a successful record of technology transfer and commercialization, PNNL offers a number of mechanisms for doing collaborative research with industrial and academic partners. PNNL is operated by Battelle Memorial Institute and is a DOE national laboratory managed by DOE's Office of Science.