Brookhaven National Laboratory News Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies. Brookhaven also builds and operates major facilities available to university, industrial, and government scientists. en-us Study Shows Trees with Altered Lignin are Better for Biofuels Fundamental enzyme study leads to increased access to bioenergy feedstocks and improves ethanol yield by modifying plant cell wall structures Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 EST DOE Announces $16 Million for 54 Projects to Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $16 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from DOE's National Laboratories, including two projects at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory, to the marketplace. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:30:00 EST Brookhaven Lab's Utility Energy Service Contract Project Team Wins 2016 DOE Sustainability Award The Utility Energy Service Contract Team at Brookhaven National Laboratory has been awarded the 2016 Department of Energy Sustainability Award in the team category. Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:30:00 EST A Broader Perspective: Brookhaven Lab's Smart Grid Collaborations Go International Twice a year since 2011, the Lab has hosted two-day workshops to better acquaint participants with some of the challenges and best practices in smart grid technology. Over the years, the focus has widened from New York State to regional and now international perspectives. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 07:30:00 EST Visualizing the Lithiation of a Nanosized Iron-Oxide Material in Real Time An electron microscopy technique for visualizing how lithium ions migrate at the nanoscale could help improve the performance of lithium-ion batteries. Mon, 9 May 2016 07:30:00 EST The Pellet Stove Design Challenge: We Have a Winner! Brookhaven Lab recently hosted the three-day Pellet Stove Design Challenge, organized by the Alliance for Green Heat, which featured stove demonstrations and testing as well as presentations and round-table discussions on a variety of issues. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:30:00 EST Quantum Dots Enhance Light-to-Current Conversion in Layered Metal Dichalcogenide Semiconductors Research demonstrates promise of a new approach for improving solar cells, photocatalysts, light sensors, and other optoelectronic devices. Fri, 8 Apr 2016 09:00:00 EST Technologist Craig Barrett and World Renowned Physicist Séamus Davis Awarded Prestigious Science Foundation Ireland St. Patrick's Day Science Medal Brookhaven Lab/Cornell University physicist Seamus Davis recognized for his work merging cutting-edge technology with the exploration of the fundamental laws of quantum physics. Thu, 17 Mar 2016 07:30:00 EST Brookhaven/Stony Brook University Chemist Esther Takeuchi Featured in Scientist Trading Cards Members of the Electrochemical Society have compiled a deck of 50 cards featuring both historical and contemporary scientists, including Esther Takeuchi, a chemist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 07:30:00 EST Graphene Leans on Glass to Advance Electronics Scientists' use of common glass to optimize graphene's electronic properties could improve technologies from flat screens to solar cells. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 05:00:00 EST